SPOTLIGHT: THE GILLETTE COMPANY


Gillette is a brand of the Procter & Gamble Company serving men and women worldwide with a trusted portfolio of shaving and personal care products. Founded in 1901 by King Camp Gillette as a safety razor manufacturer, the Company has grown into a global leader recognized for advanced research & development, precision manufacturing and expert marketing.

On October 1, 2005, Procter & Gamble finalized its purchase of The Gillette Company, bringing together Gillette’s 100+ years of shaving and engineering expertise and P&G’s unequalled understanding of skin and skin care – creating the world’s largest consumer products company.

Design plays a critical role in helping Gillette achieve its mission – to help men look, feel and be their best – through creative excellence, design thinking, and cultural influence. This is achieved through seamless integration with product development, engineering, manufacturing and marketing.

King Camp Gillette was an American businessman of French descent,

popularly known as the inventor of the safety razor. Gillette’s innovation was the thin, inexpensive, disposable blade of stamped steel. Gillette is widely credited with inventing the so-called ‘razor and blades’ business model, where razors are sold cheaply to increase the market for blades.

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