RACINE, Wis., Dec. 14, 2016 - SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products like Glade®, Raid® and Mr Músculo®, today announced the family company has acquired Laboratório Osler do Brasil, maker of the Exposis® insect repellent brand.
“We are thrilled to acquire the Exposis line of products,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. "It is a premium brand in Brazil, and is a good complement to our existing line of trusted pest control products.”
Exposis® is available exclusively over the counter in pharmacies throughout Brazil. It uses Picaridin as the active ingredient that helps repel mosquitoes and other insects.
As a private company, SC Johnson does not disclose details regarding financial or business transactions.
SC Johnson is the world’s largest manufacturer of pest control products, including OFF!®, Raid®, Autan® and Baygon®. For 60 years, SC Johnson entomologists have studied insects at the Entomology Research Center in Racine, the largest private, urban entomology research center in the world. In their research, they help SC Johnson create products that consumers can trust and provide them with the right product for their pest control needs.
The company has committed to provide up to $15 million in resources globally to help protect against mosquitoes. To date, more than $8 million of OFF!® products and financial donations have been provided to organizations to aid in mosquito protection around the world, especially those regions with high risk of Zika virus and dengue fever outbreaks.
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, as well as professional products. 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 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. www.scjohnson.com