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Takasago International Corporation Receives Top 2015 Supplier Award from SC Johnson

Award Honors Takasago’s Commitment to Customer Partnership and Overall Supplier Excellence

RACINE, Wis., (August 4, 2015) – SC Johnson is pleased to announce that Takasago International Corporation is the recipient of its 2015 Supplier of the Year Award. The company is being recognized for its outstanding customer service, exceptional quality and superior innovation. Winners were recently announced at an awards ceremony during an SC Johnson supplier recognition event in Chicago.

The award honors Takasago’s long-time partnership with SC Johnson. At the ceremony, Takasago was recognized for its manufacturing investments that improved quality, cost and customer service.

“When two organizations align on a mission, true progress results,” said Marcelo Stefani, Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, SC Johnson. “Congratulations to Takasago, not only for operational excellence and the many product innovations they’ve supported, but on delivering beyond expectations.”

In acknowledging receipt of the Supplier of the Year Award, Mr. Haruo Nakanishi, Board Member, Senior Executive Vice President and General Manager for Takasago, stated, “It is a great honor for Takasago to receive this prestigious award. For more than 35 years we have partnered with SC Johnson and our relationship has been grounded by our corporate philosophy of trust, team-work and technology. We would like to thank Mr. Fisk Johnson and his executive team for making this event possible.”

About Takasago International Corporation

Takasago International Corporation was founded in Japan in 1920. For more than 95 years, Takasago has developed flavors and fragrances for some of the world’s most successful food, beverage, fine fragrance, and household and personal care products. By utilizing their technologies and global network, they develop high-quality and innovative products that contribute to cultural and social progress. Today, Takasago has grown into one of the world’s leading flavor and fragrance companies.

About SC Johnson

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 129-year-old company, that generates $9 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.