Sales: $143 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: Joe Kanfer, chairman and chief executive officer; Mark S. Lerner, president and chief operating officer.
Major Products: Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, Gojo, Provon.
New Products: Smartlink Hand Hygiene Solutions, Purell Advanced Green Certified Hand Sanitizer, Gojo EcoPreferred Pumice Hand Cleaner, Purell Sanitizing Wipes.
Comments: Gojo’s original mission to get dirty hands clean without damaging the skin has greatly evolved over the past six decades. Today, it is a leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. Its portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing and skin care formulas under the Gojo, Purell and Provon brand names. The company is also known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design and functionality.
Gojo serves a variety of markets with comprehensive skin health and hygiene solutions, including automotive, education, food processing, foodservice, healthcare, law enforcement, manufacturing and military.
“Saving lives and making life better through well-being solutions is our purpose at Gojo,” said Joe Kanfer, Gojo chairman and CEO. “This is seen through the continuous development of market leading hand hygiene solutions sold through facilities in the US, Europe, Japan and Latin America. It is also evident through the company’s caring and collaborative environment.”
Also in 2014, Gojo acquired Laboratoires Prodene Klint. Based in France, Prodene Klint specializes in professional hygiene, cosmetics and disinfectant products.
“We are pleased to welcome Prodene Klint to the Gojo family,” said Mark Lerner, Gojo president and COO. “Both Prodene Klint and Gojo, as third-generation, family-owned companies and category leaders, will advance our shared Vision as the global leader in healthy skin and healthy places. The strategic expansion with Prodene Klint provides many opportunities for learning and positive synergies for both organizations.”