20. Pierre Fabre
Sales: $1.2 billion
Key Personnel: Jean-Pierre Garnier, chief executive officer, Pierre Fabre SA.
16.1% of sales, household care is 20% and beauty care
5.6%. Industry sources estimate the company’s household
and personal care sales to be $1.1 billion. The remainder
of the company’s revenues stem from food, pet care products and adhesives.
Bolton’s Collistar unit continues to roll out new products every year, and like other cosmetics and beauty
firms, it is building its men’s stable and promoting the
beauty from inside-out concept with new supplements
Major Products: Skin care and hair care products sold
under the Avéne, Ducray, A-Derma, Pierre Fabre
Dermatology, Galénic, Klorane and René Furtere banners.
; In 2008, Pierre Fabre’s Dermo-Cosmétique sales were
$1.2 billion, representing 47% of its total revenue. The
company currently employs 9,800 people; 3,734 work for
the Dermo-Cosmétique unit.
In May, Jean-Pierre Garnier, chief executive officer of
Pierre Fabre SA, was awarded the “Knight Commander of
the British Empire” medal. He was honored for his personal and professional commitment to fighting AIDS in Africa.
21. Bolton Group
Sales: $1.1 billion
Major Products: Household—Omino Bianco, WC Net,
Carolin, SMAC, Overlay, Merito Fornet, Last Vetril,
Argentil, WC Eend, Cyclon, Dubro, Solivaisselle, Nibro,
D’Or. Personal Care—Borotalco, Neutro Roberts, Rogé
Cavailles, Sanogyl, Somatoline Cosmetic, Somatoline,
Intima Roberts, Roberts Fragrance, Acqua Alle Rose,
Citrosil, Botot, Wetties, Soapy, Silx. Beauty—Collistar skin
care, body care, men’s, sun care, cosmetics and hair care.
New Products: Collistar—Mascara Infinto, professional eyeliner, Hydro-Protective Cream, Saline Slimming Cream,
Push-Up Bust Cream, Energizing Cream-Gel, Antiwrinkle
Antifatigue skin care for men, men’s body treatments,
Deodorant dei Sensei, Benssere, Abdo-Force supplement for
men, sun care products for hyper sensitive skin, Make-Up
Sun Effect, Cell-24h supplements in capsules and drops.
; For Bolton Group, personal care products represent
is a special
with a topical
designed to work in tandem with topical products. Along
those lines, the brand has launched an “intensified” version of its Perfect Abdominals Treatment, a topical product that which is now complemented with Abdo-Force, a
new supplement specifically for men.
Also new for 2009 is a cellulite treatment supplement
called Cell- 24, which is sold in capsules and drops. Both
supplements are available only in Italy.
Sales: $986 million
Key Personnel: Satoshi Suzuki, president, Pola Orbis
Holdings Inc. and Pola, Inc.; Yasio Iwazaki, president,
Pola Chemical Industries, Inc.
Major Products: Skin care, cosmetics, hair care and men’s
; In 2008, employees at Pola Orbis Holdings’ head office
in Tokyo participated in Table for Two International, a
special program that helps fight hunger by funding meals
for children in developing countries. When workers pur-