Sales: $2.4 billion
Major Products: Beauty—Collistar makeup and skin treatments, tanning products, hair care and men’s grooming. Personal care—Borotalco soaps, shower gels, talcum powder; Neutro Roberts body care; Rogé Cavaillés body care; Sanogyl oral care; Somatoline cosmetic and slimming products; Roberts Fragrance personal care; Acqua Alle Rose facial cleanser; Citrosil disinfectant solutions, sprays and wipes; Botot mouthwashes; Wetties wipes; Soapy liquid hand soaps; Silx depilatories.
Household care—Omino Bianco laundry care, WC Net bathroom cleaners, Carolin floor cleaners, SMAC metal and all-purpose cleaners, Overlay floor and surface cleaners, Merito ironing aids, Fornet oven cleaners, Last dishwashing liquid, Vetril glass cleaners, Argentil silver cleaner, Ouragan and Crofty drain pipe cleaners, WC Eend toilet cleaners (licensed brand), Cyclon heavy duty hand soap, Dubro kitchen care products, Solivaisselle dishwashing products, Nibro ironing aids and starch, D’Or natural soap for surfaces and textiles.
New Products: Thermoactive Thalasso scrubs, Collistar Bio-Revitalizing cream.
Comments: The Bolton Group is a privately-held consumer products company with interests in a range of product categories. Food accounted for 45% of corporate sales last year, followed by personal and health care (18%), household care (18%), adhesives and glues (13%) and beauty care (6%). It operates in 125 countries in Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and Australia.
The company may be Europe’s biggest supplier of canned tuna, but it’s got its hooks into the anti-aging segment as well. Last year, the Bolton Group unit expanded its Special Anti-Age line to include Collistar Bio-Revitalizing Cream with a collagen and hyaluronic activator and a novel application method. The formula is composed of three types of hyaluronic acid each having a different molecular weight, three essential amino acids, six vitamins, 80 minerals and an active antioxidant extracted from ocean algae to protect against oxidative stress and block enzymes which destroy collagen and elastin. The Vector Matrix roller applies the cream deep into the dermis for enhanced results that cannot be achieved by a topical action alone, according to the company. The face cream is available in two versions for normal and dry skin and, alongside the Vector Matrix, a set of massage techniques is included to make the best possible use of the tool.
For the body, Collistar launched Thermoactive Thalasso scrub that contains 90 different types of sea salts of varying grain sizes and a mix of active ingredients to give an energy boost and reinvigorate the body. Six different plant extracts perform a dual action in stimulating lipase enzymes to break down fatty deposits and at the same time prevent the formation of new ones, according to brand executives.