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GOJO Industries-Europe is a leading producer and marketer of skin health and surface hygiene solutions for away-from-home settings. Founded in 1946, GOJO is a family owned company with a wealth of experiencein the hygiene industry and carries internationally recognised brands, including PURELL® – one of the most trusted brands for skin sanitising and GOJO® – our brand for specialised soaps and tough soils cleaning solutions.
Laboratoires Prodene Klint is a privately held company that was founded in 1973 with a history of R&D and innovation in the skin and surface hygiene category. French market leader, Laboratoires Prodene Klint has three manufacturing facilities in France, specialising in cosmetics, wipes and biocides, as well as a proven strength in Private Label Solutions.
Combining GOJO Industries-Europe with Laboratoires Prodene Klint, we have bought together market leading brands, scientific and technological expertise in skin and surface hygiene and continued innovation to grow the hygiene category. This gives our European business, three R&D centres of excellence and manufacturing facilities based in France, supporting a network of sales offices and distribution facilities in Milton Keynes, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon and Frankfurt.The combined business offers a broad product portfolio of skin and surface cleaning and sanitising solutions under the trusted brands GOJO®, PURELL®, LPK and PREVEN’S PARIS as well as specialised and innovative Private Label Solutions.GOJO and Laboratoires Prodene Klint share a proven leadership history and have made it our mission to continue to drive innovation and growth in the hygiene category.
PURELL® Hand Sanitiser was invented in 1988 by GOJO in the USA to meet the needs of healthcare providers and restaurant operators looking for ways to reduce the spread of germs. Healthcare workers needed to kill germs on their hands when they couldn’t get to soap and water. And restaurant operators needed extra germ-fighting protection to reduce the risk of food contamination. PURELL® Hand Sanitiser was a great success, not just because it was effective at killing 99.99% of most common germs, but because it was convenient, gentle and a pleasure to use. The dispensers and bottles could be placed anywhere, so hand hygiene was no longer restricted to the confines of a sink.And people enjoyed using PURELL® Hand Sanitiser because it was refreshing and gentle. Its popularity soon grew. People who used it at work also thought it would begreat to use when they were at home or on the go. In 1997, PURELL® Hand Sanitiser was made available to consumers, forever changing the way the world stays well. It soon became America’s number one hand sanitizer and a significant part of popular culture. Today, PURELL® Hand Sanitiser remains one of the most recognised brands in the world. It defines the hand sanitiser category and is the brand most preferred by doctors, professionals and consumers everywhere.