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SC Johnson returns to the industrial and institutional cleaning Business
SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products such as Glade, Raid, Pledge Mr Muscle and Off!, announced yesterday that it is returning to the industrial and institutional (I&I) cleaning business.
"This is the right time to re-enter the I&I business," said Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. "Our purchase of the Deb Group and Steris Applied Infection Control and the recent move to bring back our SC Johnson-branded products from Sealed Air/Diversey to the new SC Johnson Professional business, gives us a lot of momentum to re-enter this space in a big way."
SC Johnson operated in the I&I business starting in the 1930s and eventually spun off its professional business in the late 1990s.
"We're bringing great innovation in our new products and attention to quality and service to the industry," said Fisk Johnson from ISSA/Interclean in Chicago.
The company is also introducing the new innovative SC Johnson Professional line during the show.
SC Johnson acquired the Deb Group in 2015 and Steris Applied Infection Control in 2016. SC Johnson announced last week that it will be ending its existing brand license agreement with Sealed Air Corporation. Sealed Air will no longer be responsible for distributing SC Johnson branded products to the professional market. This agreement will expire in most countries on 2nd May 2017. In Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Czech Republic and Poland, the agreement expires on 1st January 2017. Professional and institutional purchasers in Asia, Eastern Europe and South America can purchase a broad range of SC Johnson's market leading consumer products direct.
The 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.
27th October 2016