Sales: $966 million
Key Personnel: Zhang Dongfang, chairman of board of directors, chief executive officer and general manager; Han Min, chief financial officer and secretary of board of directors; Ye Weimin, deputy general manager, chief sales officer/general manager of Shanghai Jahwa Sales Co., Ltd.; Huang Jian, deputy general manager
Major Products: Skin care, personal care and home care. Brands include Vive, Maxam, gf, Herborist, Dr. Yu, HomeAegis.
New Products: Night Shanghai and Legend (Shanghai Vive); Liu Shen Fragrance Shower Gel; GF Oil Control Series 2.0.
Comments: It is a big year for Shanghai Jahwa—the Chinese personal care and household products company is celebrating its 120th anniversary. In a speech made during its 120th celebration, Zhang Dongfang, chairman and CEO of Shanghai Jahwa United Co., Ltd., discussed the company’s past, present and future.
According to Dongfang, Shanghai Jahwa has invested nearly 3% of its annual turnover in R&D.
“Major technological breakthroughs have been made at the technical level: skin barrier repair, freeze-dried powder and preservative-free products,” she told those on hand at a grand ceremony held inside the Wuzhen Internet International Exhibition Center.
Among the company’s plans for this milestone year are the relaunch of Shanghai Vive, a brand that has been available since 1898; new launches from Dr. Yu, Maxam and Herborist; increasing brand awareness for GF, its men’s line; and the development of a new air-conditioning sterilization cleaning series and ultra-concentrated enzyme laundry beads under the Home Aegis business.