Colgate-Palmolive Company and Omron Healthcare Enter Broad Cooperation Agreement to Market and Develop Oral Care Products Including Electric Toothbrushes
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Colgate-Palmolive, the global oral care leader, and Omron Healthcare, a
leader in medical home healthcare and wellness products, today announced
a cooperation agreement to market and develop oral care products,
including electric toothbrushes.
Through this partnership, Colgate and Omron will produce new oral care
solutions that contribute to improved oral health for consumers around
the world. Each partner brings distinctive strengths: Colgate's global
marketing reach, consumer insights and capabilities in research and
development, and Omron's world-class engineering and manufacturing
capabilities and unique sensing and control technologies.
The partnership this year will launch a line of electric toothbrushes
based on Omron technology that will be marketed by Colgate. This marks
an expansion into the electric toothbrush category for Colgate, which is
the global leader in manual toothbrushes and also markets battery
"We are extremely pleased to have found a partner like Omron, with their
innovative technologies and strong development capabilities," said Issam
Bachaalani, VP and General Manager of Colgate-Palmolive's Global
Toothbrush Division. "At Colgate, we are committed to improving oral
health around the world and through this new relationship with Omron, we
will be further expanding our ability to meet the oral care needs of
more consumers and dental professionals."
"Collaborating with a company like Colgate-Palmolive provides Omron with
the perfect opportunity to extend our products and technologies across
geographies, given Colgate's global presence," said Kiichiro Miyata,
President and CEO of Omron Healthcare Co., Ltd. "We believe our combined
efforts will further enhance the health and well-being of consumers in
more places than ever before. Together, Colgate and Omron will strive to
meet and exceed the needs of consumers around the world."
About Colgate-Palmolive Company
Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly
focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition.
Colgate-Palmolive sells its products in over 200 countries and
territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand
names as Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex,
Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline,
and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription
Diet. For more information about Colgate-Palmolive's global business,
visit the Company's web site at www.colgatepalmolive.com.
To learn more about Colgate's Bright Smiles, Bright Futures®, Colgate's
global oral health education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com.
About Omron Healthcare
Committed to improving people's lives, Omron Healthcare provides
clinically proven, innovative medical equipment for health monitoring
and therapy. Our product portfolio includes blood pressure monitors,
respiratory devices, electronic fever thermometers, blood glucose
monitors and activity monitors as well as body composition monitors and
professional medical devices. For many decades Omron's devices help
people to prevent, treat and manage lifestyle diseases both at home and
in clinical practice in more than 100 countries in the world. Omron
Healthcare Group is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. Omron Healthcare
Europe B.V. is the healthcare division for Europe, Russia, Middle East
and Africa, and provides service to customers in more than 60 countries
through a powerful distribution network.
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Source: Colgate-Palmolive Company
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