Monday, January 9, 2012

ประวัติของ บริษัท Church & Dwight Co. Inc.

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is a major U.S. manufacturer of household products that is based in Princeton, New Jersey. While it manufactures many items, it is by far best known for its Arm & Hammer line which includes baking soda and many other items made with it. The company was founded in 1896 to unify two companies created by John Dwight of Massachusetts and his brother-in-law, Dr. Austin Church of Connecticut. Their partnership had begun in 1846 with the two founders selling bicarbonate of soda (also known as baking soda) that they refined in Dwight's kitchen. The manufactures and markets a broad range of household, personal care and specialty products under well-recognized brand names, including Arm& Hammer and Trojan. The Company’s business is divided into three primary segments, Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products. The Consumer Domestic segment includes household products for deodorizing and cleaning, such as Arm & Hammer baking soda and cat litter and Scrub free and Brillo cleaning products; and laundry products, such as Xtra and Arm & Hammer laundry detergents, OXICLEAN pre-wash laundry additive and XTRA NICE’N FLUFFY fabric softeners. This segment also includes personal care products, such as TROJAN condoms, NAIR depilatories, first response and answer home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, arrid antiperspirant, ARM& HAMMER, MENTADENT, CLOSE-UP, PEPSODENT and AIM toothpastes and SPINBRUSH battery-operated toothbrushes. The Consumer International segment primarily sells a variety of personal care products, some of which use the same brands as our domestic product lines, in international markets, including France, the United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Spain and Brazil. The Specialty Products segment is the largest U.S. producer of sodium bicarbonate, which it sells together with other specialty inorganic chemicals for a variety of industrial, institutional, medical and food applications. This segment also sells a range of animal nutrition and specialty cleaning products. In 2006, the Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products segments represented approximately 72%, 17% and 11%, respectively, of the Company’s net sales. Also, In August 2006, the Company expanded its household brand portfolio with the acquisition of the net assets of Orange Glo International, which included such brands as OXI CLEAN, a premium-priced leader in the fast-growing laundry pre-wash additive category, KABOOM bathroom cleaners, and ORANGE GLO household cleaner products.  The combination of the core ARM & HAMMER brands and the acquired businesses makes Church & Dwight one of the leading consumer packaged goods companies in the United States.


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