Sales: $2.1 billion for I&I products. Corporate sales: $7.7 billion.
Key Personnel: Jerome Peribere, president and chief executive officer; Dr. Ilham Kadri, president, Diversey Care; Carol Lowe, senior vice president and chief financial officer; Dr. Robert Tatterson, vice president, R&D and chief technology officer; Emile Chammas, senior vice president and chief supply chain officer;
Major Products: Cleaning and hygiene solutions and services, sold under the Diversey and Taski names, that are used in commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.
Comments: Corporate sales and Diversey Care’s sales each rose less than 1% last year. Within the Diversey Care business, the modest gains were attributed to higher unit volumes in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Turkey (AMAT), North America and Latin America. These gains were partially offset by lower sales in Europe.
The company produces Diversey Care products in 18 manufacturing facilities; four in North America, five in Europe, three in Latin America, five in AMAT and one in the Japan, Australia, New Zealand region (JANZ).
In February, Diversey Care inked a five-year deal with Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing hotel companies. It represents a significant expansion from the previous four-year Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) contract and includes Diversey Care’s full suite of innovate products and services designed to meet Carlson Rezidor’s commitment to sustainability and high level of customer satisfaction, according to the company. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group portfolio includes more than 1,300 hotels in 105 countries and territories.
For the first quarter of 2015, corporate sales fell 4.4% to $1.7 billion. Diversey Care’s sales fell 7.4% due to unfavorable exchange rates. Volume was flat and price/mix contributed 1.7%. Positive volume trends in North America and AMAT were offset by a slight decline in Europe and mid-single digit declines in Latin America, according to the company.