KIK Consumer Brands Overview
Our Household business supplies private label cleaning and laundry products and is the leading supplier of private label bleach. It also markets branded household cleaning, bleach and laundry products, such as Comet®, Spic and Span®, Top Job®, Greased Lightning®, The Works®, Arctic Power®, ABC®, Old Dutch®, Springtime®, La Parisienne® and Hertel®
Visit the Comet® website at: https://www.cometcleaner.com
Visit the Greased Lightning® website at: http://www.greased-lightning.com
In Canada, through Lavo, our Household business manufactures private label and branded laundry detergent, fabric softener, bleach, and cleaning products for the retail channel under the following brands: Arctic Power®, ABC®, Old Dutch®, Springtime®, La Parisienne®, and Hertel®. In addition, Lavo operates an industrial bulk bleach division and bottle blowing operation.
Visit the Lavo website at: http://www.lavo.ca
Our Pool business is a leading supplier of pool and spa treatment products in North America and key international markets with a broad brand and product portfolio encompassing both the Mass and Specialty Retailer channels. We are well known for our Clorox® Pool&Spa™ (under license), Pool Time® and Pool Essentials® products in North American retailers, our BioGuard® brand in North American and Australian professional channels and our Bayrol® brand across Europe.
Visit the Clorox® Pool&Spa® website in the USA at: http://www.cloroxpool.com
Visit the Clorox® Pool&Spa® website in Canada at: http://www.cloroxpool.ca
Visit the Pool Time® website at: http://www.pooltime.com
Visit the Pool Essentials® website at: http://www.poolessentials.com
Visit the BioGuard® website in the USA at: http://www.bioguard.com
Visit the BioGuard® website in Canada at: http://www.bioguard.ca
Visit the Bayrol® website at: http://www.bayrol.com
Our Automotive business is comprised of the Prestone® and Holts® businesses. We develop, manufacture and market antifreeze/coolant and other automotive functional fluids and car appearance products in North America and key international markets. Prestone® is the number one branded consumer choice for antifreeze/coolant in North America and is a leader in engine coolant technology with its patented COR-GUARD® technology, providing advanced corrosion protection for a vehicle’s entire cooling system, helping engines run longer. Other brands in our Automotive business include Holts®, Redex® and Simoniz® (outside North America).
The Prestone® and Holts® businesses have five manufacturing facilities, with three located in the U.S., one in Mexico and one in the U.K. along with research and development centers located in Danbury, CT and Manchester, U.K.
Visit the Prestone® website at: http://www.prestone.com
Visit the Holts® website at: http://www.holtsauto.com
Our Personal Care business, SolSkyn Personal Care LLC, markets the Bullfrog®, Ocean Potion® and No-Ad® Sun and Skin Care brands, as well as private label products. We develop, design and distribute products from concept to store shelf in many different packaging formats supporting our strategic Personal Care initiatives.
Visit the Bullfrog® website at: http://www.bullfrogsuncare.com
Visit the Ocean Potion® website at: http://www.oceanpotion.com
Visit the NoAd® website at: http://www.no-ad.com
Our Hospitality business, operating as Marietta Hospitality, provides leading national hotel chains and resorts with personal care guest amenities such as single-use shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash and bar soap.
Visit the Marietta Hospitality website at: http://mariettahospitality.com
Product Capabilities Portfolio
- Oven Care
- Surface cleaners
- Laundry detergent
- Fabric softener
- Ancillary products/handhelds
- Brake Fluid
- Transmission Fluid
- Windshield Wash
- Car Appearance
- Bath & Shower
- Hair Care
- Shave Care
- Skin Care
- Oral Care
- Sun Care
- Skin Care
Personal Care Products
Full Service Capabilities
KCB is experienced in all areas of product research, new product formulations, technology transfer, and best practices for reducing formulation costs. The KCB team frequently collaborates with suppliers who can contribute additional technical expertise and innovative solutions to ensure optimal product formulations.
KCB offers a wide range of packaging solutions tailored to the specific needs of each customer. KCB’s 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 (or 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. KCB’s extensive capabilities and years of experience make the group a natural strategic supply chain partner to many of our retailer customers.
KCB’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
KCB’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, KCB is able to negotiate with suppliers for optimal pricing that benefits individual customers.
KCB operates using a Total Quality Management system that involves all employees, at every level of the Division. To achieve the high quality standards, KCB maintains current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) in all 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