RACINE, Wis., October 25, 2016 — SC Johnson, the maker of trusted household products like Glade®, Raid®, Pledge® and OFF!®, today announced 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 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 May 2, 2017. In Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile, Czech Republic and Poland, the agreement expires on January 1, 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.
Visit SC Johnson Professional (Booth 2801) at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America in Chicago at McCormick Place South, October 26-28.
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