Colgate Palmolive ltd. is one of the largest FMCG Company in India. Colgate-Palmolive headquartered in New York City is the biggest seller of toothpaste and a world leader in oral care products (mouthwash, toothpastes, and toothbrushes). The company also makes personal care products (baby care, deodorants, shampoos, soaps) and household cleaners (bleaches laundry products, soaps). Its other well-known brands include Palmolive dishwashing liquid and tabs, Ajax surface cleaners, and laundry detergent. Colgate operates in more than 70 countries and sells products in more than 200.
For maintain the growth in the market their should be proper planning and market strategy. It should be remarkable and Colgate is applying these strategy in efficient manner. Colgate Palmolive ltd. change their plan, strategy according to the market demand, competitor. As the demand of the sensation in teeth start coming Colgate understand the market demand and manufactured a product which prevent the consumer teeth and provide relief from sensation of teeth while having cold or warm food or drinks. They have launched an innovative product named ‘Colgate Sensitive’. Personal care giant Colgate-Palmolive is generally associated with toothpaste and soap, but in fact its broad portfolio also includes Pet food, Deodorants, Fabric softeners, Household cleaners and Detergents. Brands include Ajax, Fab, Mennen and Hill's Science Diet, alongside the two products that make up the company's name. Colgate is the world's #1 toothpaste and toothbrush brand; Palmolive soap is the world's third largest soap brand, now covering a growing range of hair care products as well as soaps. Colgate-Palmolive is also truly international, deriving more than 70% of its sales outside the US. Advertising Age/TNS estimated global measured advertising expenditure in 2003 of $621m, making Colgate the world's #40 advertisers. Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, serving people in more than 200 countries and territories with consumer products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable. The Company focuses on strong global brands in its core businesses - Oral Care, Personal Care, Household Surface Care, Fabric Care and Pet Nutrition. The Group operates in North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.
History of Colgate Palmolive
1800 - 1850s
The company began in 1806, when William Colgate, an English immigrant, set up a starch, soap and candle business on Dutch Street in New York City, USA. Frances Smith was made a partner in the following year and the firm became Smith and Colgate. William Colgate brought out his partner in 1813; the name was then changed to William Colgate and Company. In 1817 the first Colgate advertisement - "Soap, Mould and Dipt Candles" - appeared. A few years later, William Colgate and his brother-in-law, John Gilbert, built a starch factory in an area that today is Jersey City, New Jersey. The Dutch Street factory was moved there in 1847, though the business office remained on Dutch Street. Principal products at that time were Windsor Toilet Soaps and Pearl Starch. After more than fifty years in the starch, soap and candle business, William Colgate died in 1857. The company then became known as Colgate & Company.
1860s - 1910s
In 1866, the company introduced perfumed soap and began the manufacture of perfumes and essences. Six years later Cashmere Bouquet, the first milled perfumed toilet soap, was registered as a trademark. Surprisingly, it wasn't until 1873 - almost seventy years after the company's founding - that Colgate & Company produced its first toothpaste, an aromatic dental cream sold in jars. Then, in 1896, the company made toothpaste much more convenient to use by introducing the first collapsible toothpaste tube, one similar to those in use today. Meanwhile in Milwaukee, the B.J Johnson Soap Company, founded in 1864, was about to change its destiny. In 1898 the company...