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Purell Parent Company Gojo Acquires French Prodene Klint

Posted: January 31, 2014

Gojo Industries announced the acquisition of Laboratoires Prodene Klint. The two companies are joining forces to advance a shared vision of global leadership. Based in France, Prodene Klint specializes in professional hygiene, cosmetics and disinfectant products. Gojo, based in Ohio, is the owner of skin health and hygiene brands including Gojo soaps and hand cleaners and Purell Advanced Instant Hand Sanitizer.

"We are pleased to welcome Prodene Klint to the Gojo family," said Mark Lerner, Gojo president and COO. "Both Prodene Klint and Gojo, as third-generation, family-owned companies and category leaders, will advance our shared vision as the global leader in healthy skin and healthy places. The strategic expansion with Prodene Klint provides many opportunities for learning and positive synergies for both organizations."

"What intrigued us most about expanding with a leader like Gojo was the similarity of Vision," said Eric Vignot, CEO of Prodene Klint. "Prodene Klint and Gojo will expand our geographic footprint, serve global customers and expand access to diverse ideas and resources. Joining with Gojo is a win-win for Prodene Klint, our employees and customers. We are excited about the opportunities ahead."