Sales: $300 million (estimated).
Key Personnel: Joe Kanfer, chairman and chief executive officer; Mark Lerner, president and chief operating officer; Marcella Kanfer Rolnick, vice chairman.
Major Products: Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer, Purell Disinfecting and Sanitizing Surface Sprays, Smartlink Hand Hygiene Solutions.
New Products: Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Naturals, Purell Disinfecting and Sanitizing Surface Sprays, Purell Singles, Gojo Smartlink Service Alerts, Healthy Soap products.
Comments: Gojo is best known as the inventor of Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer and the leading global producer and marketer of skin health and hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. It is a privately-held, family-owned company headquartered in Akron, OH, with offices in the UK, France, Australia, Japan and Brazil.
The broad Gojo product portfolio includes hand cleaning, handwashing, hand sanitizing, skin care formulas and surface sprays under the Gojo, Purell and Provon brand names. Gojo contends its formulations use the latest advances in the science of skin care and sustainability.
The company is known for state-of-the-art dispensing technology, engineered with attention to design, sustainability and functionality. Gojo programs promote healthy behaviors for hand hygiene, skin care and compliance in critical environments.
Recently, Gojo expanded the Purell brand with the launch of Purell Disinfecting and Sanitizing Surface Sprays for the professional, healthcare and foodservice markets in 2016 and was awarded the 2017 Safer Choice Partner of the Year by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
According to Gojo, it is the first and only company to publicly declare its commitment to advancing sustainable chemistry by reducing its chemical footprint, both through the elimination of chemicals of concern and through informed substitution by 50% by 2020.
Gojo also introduced Healthy Soap products under the Purell brand name in 2017.