Top Companies Report

44. Gojo Industries

June 29, 2012

Akron, OH
Sales: $133 million (estimated).

Key Personnel: Joe Kanfer, chairman and chief executive officer; Scott Levin, chief financial officer and chief administrative vice president; Harold Tyreman, vice president of sales and marketing; Kathleen Hooker, marketing director, consumer business, Purell.

Major Products: Gojo, Provon, Purell.

New Products: Gojo LTX and ADX Dispensing Systems, Purell Advanced instant Hand Sanitizer.

Comments: In business for more than 65 years, privately-held Gojo is best known for its Purell hand sanitizing products. The past year featured a variety of rollouts for Gojo.

This spring, the company debuted Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, a new formulation that offers superior germ-killing protection that outperforms other hand sanitizers, according to the company. It contends that just one squirt of the formulation kills as many germs as two squirts of any other national brand.

“Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer has been available in hospitals and doctors offices, and now Gojo is excited to make it much more widely available,” said Kathleen Hooker, marketing director for the Purell Consumer Business. “We’re pleased to offer Purell Advanced for people who are seeking a more effective way to help stop the spread of illness-causing germs.”

Gojo also rolled out its new LTX and ADX Dispensing Systems. The LTX touch-free and ADX manual dispensing systems were designed to fit in tight areas and also feature large sight windows to allow for at-a-glance refill checks. Gojo Sanitary Sealed Refills snap into place quickly, minimizing labor time while protecting users from the contamination risks of bulk soap, according to the company. In addition, the dispensers utilize Gojo Controlled Collapse Bottles, which are engineered to hold their shape longer while emptying to allow for a more attractive appearance.

“The Gojo LTX and ADX Dispensing Systems set the standard for soap dispensing and refill systems for businesses and organizations dedicated to proper hand hygiene,” said Rick Henry, senior product manager, Dispensing Systems at Gojo. “In addition to dependability and ease of use, the LTX and ADX Dispensing Systems reflect the Gojo commitment to sustainability by featuring Gojo Smart Flex Bottles, which are made from durable, recyclable PET material to provide crystal clarity while using 30% less material than standard rigid HDPE bottles.”


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