ROSWELL, Ga., Nov. 13, 2023 – To meet increased demand for its skin care products, Kimberly-Clark Professional has made a multimillion-dollar investment to expand production and strengthen its North American supply chain.
This investment will increase bottling capacity by 275% for Kleenex® and Scott® soaps and sanitizers to grow the skin care category and better meet the needs of its customers.
“We know that customers depend on our skin care solutions to keep their workplaces hygienic,” said Susan Gambardella, President, Kimberly-Clark Professional North America. “Never was this more important than since 2020, when hand hygiene demand soared virtually overnight.”
Continued focus on hand hygiene throughout North America drove increased demand for Kimberly-Clark Professional hand hygiene products and led to the company’s increased focus on supply and the ability to ramp up production as needed, now and in the future. Resulting investments included new, state-of-the-art technology and innovations to maximize production, speed and efficiency.
As part of its commitment to quality, all sites that manufacture Kimberly-Clark Professional skin care products have multiple ISO certifications focused on quality and environmental management systems. In addition, Kimberly-Clark Professional maintains a “safety stock” of products to support expected service levels.
“Our customers count on our trusted brands for hygienic skin care solutions, and it’s our job to get them what they need when they need it,” said Kimberly-Clark Professional Skincare Category Manager, Alex Goran.
To learn more about Kimberly-Clark Professional and its skin care solutions, visit kcprofessional.com.
About Kimberly-Clark Professional™
Kimberly-Clark Professional™ partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces, helping to make them healthier, safer, and more productive. Key brands in this segment include Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, KleenGuard, and Kimtech. To see how Kimberly-Clark Professional is helping people around the world to work better, please visit www.kcprofessional.com.
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