BATHROOM • KITCHEN • LAUNDRY
Our U.S. 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®.
In Canada, our Lavo 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.
KIK starts as a single manufacturing facility with 100 employees in Concord, Ontario, producing private label bleach.
KIK builds North American network of private label bleach plants through a series of 8 acquisitions.
KIK acquires the Purox® brand of chlorinating liquid for pools in Canada.
KIK acquires Lavo, a Canadian manufacturer and marketer of laundry and cleaning products.
KIK acquires James Austin Company, a U.S. manufacturer of household cleaning, pool and automotive products.
KIK acquires certain assets and rights of the household cleaning brands: Comet, Spic and Span, Chore Boy, and Cinch.
POOL • SPA
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 professional channels in North America include BioGuard® (also in Australia & South Africa) and Natural Chemistry®, with our Bayrol® brand all across Europe.
KIK enters pool and spa treatment products business through acquisition of Chem Lab Product.
KIK signs licensing agreement with The Clorox Company to launch Clorox® Pool&Spa™ branded pool and spa treatment products.
KIK acquires BioLab, expanding its pool and spa treatment business within the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
KIK acquires Sunbelt Pool Chemicals, expanding as a manufacturer and distributor of pool chemicals, cleaners, and windshield wash in the United States.
KIK acquires NC Brands L.P., a leading provider of specialty chemicals for recreational pools and spas in North America.
New Clorox Pool advertising campaign kicks off "A Clean Pool is the Beginning, What Comes Next is Everything."
CAR • TRUCK • RV • MARINE
Our Automotive business develops, manufactures and markets antifreeze/coolant and other essential automotive fluids and car appearance products in North America and key international markets. Our business is comprised of essential automotive products from antifreeze / coolant, brake fluid & power steering fluid to cleaners, part fixers and tire care products. A worldwide leader in antifreeze / coolant, Prestone®, a brand that is over 90 years old, is the leading retail brand in the automotive portfolio, followed by the Holts® businesses, which include the Redex and Simoniz brands (outside North America).
Prestone® is the number one retail branded consumer choice for antifreeze / coolant in North America and is the leader in engine coolant technology with its patented cooling system protecting technology (Cor-Guard ™), providing advanced corrosion, rust and damage protection for a vehicle’s entire cooling system, helping engine parts look like new longer and engines run longer.
Prestone® launches the first antifreeze/coolant for use in any car or light-duty truck.
Prestone® takes hard work and dedication to entirely new levels by releasing its full line of heavy duty products, Prestone Command®.
KIK enters the automotive category through acquisition of Prestone® and Holts®, specializing in auto antifreeze/coolant, performance chemicals and appearance products.
Prestone celebrates it’s 90th anniversary, from inventing the first nonflammable Ethylene Glycol.