KIK Consumer Brands Overview
KIK Consumer Brands – Household Division
Our Household Division (“Household”) is the #1 player in North American private label bleach, and supplies private label cleaning programs to prominent American retailers. Although Household started as a small bleach plant in Concord, Ontario, we have since expanded to a network of 8 plants strategically located across the United States to efficiently manufacture a variety of cleaners for both hard and soft surfaces. . In addition to its private label portfolio, Household manufactures and markets Greased Lighting® and The Works® branded products.
KIK Consumer Brands – Pool Division
KIK’s Pool Additives Division (“Pool”) is a leading player in North America and key international markets with a broad brand and product portfolio spanning both the Mass and Specialty Retailer channels. We are well known for our Clorox® Pool&Spa™ products in the North American Mass channel, our BioGuard® brand in the North American, Australian and South Africa Specialty channel, and our Bayrol brand across Europe. Our multi-functional product formulations and innovative water testing innovations allow pool owners to safely and easily enjoy their backyard retreat.
Product Capabilities Portfolio
Home Care Products
- Oven care
- Surface cleaners
Pool Care Products
- Ancillary products/handhelds
Full Service Capabilities
Consumer Brands is experienced in all areas of product research, new product formulations, technology transfer, and best practices for reducing formulation costs. The Consumer Brands team frequently collaborates with suppliers who can contribute additional technical expertise and innovative solutions to ensure optimal product formulations.
Consumer Brands offers a wide range of packaging solutions tailored to the specific needs of each customer. Consumer Brands’ full packaging design capabilities allow the Division to successfully manage the entire packaging development process for customers, ensuring speed to market and on-time delivery while always maintaining Consumer Brands’ high quality standards
Manufacturing & Distribution
Consumer Brands regularly invests in upgrading its manufacturing facilities to ensure it can offer customers the highest standards of efficiency, safety and quality, and continue to provide one of the best employee safety records in our industry. Consumer Brands’ North American footprint provides the most efficient manufacturing and warehousing solutions to meet customers’ needs, with strategic locations to optimize transportation routes. Each manufacturing facility is equipped to provide key operations, including on-site bleach production with micron filtration; high-speed filling lines; vertically integrated blow molding; filling and packaging with automated sleeving; capping, case packing, palletizing and case erectors.
Consumer Brands’ fully integrated Supply Chain offers customers a wide range of value-added services including demand planning, centralized strategic materials management, vendor managed inventory (VMI) stocking programs, third-party Distribution Center management, global data network administration, centralized management of conversions, product launches, discontinuations and changes, and overall inventory optimization. Consumer Brands’ extensive capabilities and years of experience make the group a natural strategic supply chain partner to many of our retailer customers.
Consumer Brand’s leadership in the development of superior quality retailer brand household cleaning products extends to regulatory support for new product initiatives and regulatory changes impacting existing product lines.
Sourcing and Procurement
Consumer Brand’s procurement team works with a range of suppliers to bring technical expertise and innovative approaches to sourcing raw materials and packaging solutions, always with a focus on quality. Leveraging the size and scale of the entire KIK manufacturing network, Consumer Brands is able to negotiate with suppliers for optimal pricing that benefits individual customers.
Consumer Brands operates using a Total Quality Management system that involves all employees, at every level of the Division. To achieve the high quality standards, Consumer Brands maintains current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in all Classic plants. These practices include:
- Certifications and regulatory compliance
- Trending and continuous improvement processes
- Stability studies
- Auditing and external testing by our own quality experts, by third parties and by customers
- Rigorous in-process and finished product quality checks for all production runs
- Store level product reviews
- Regular metrics reporting and tracking
- Continuous employee training