Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc
Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc manufactures and markets branded products in the health, hygiene and home sectors. It sells a comprehensive range of products through over 60 operating companies into nearly 200 countries. The company's brands include air fresheners, household cleaners, laundry products, furniture polishes and dishwashing detergents. It also makes over-the-counter pharmaceuticals such as analgesics, antiseptics, flu remedies, and gastrointestinal medications and offers products for hair removal, denture cleaning and pest control. The company's business is structured through a matrix of three geographical segments: Europe and North America (ENA); Latin America, North Asia, South East Asia and Australia and New Zealand (LAPAC); and Russia and CIS, Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa (RUMEA). These segments consist of a centralized category development, global sales, supply and support functions such as finance, human resources and information services. The group also has two non core businesses: RB Pharmaceuticals and Food. The central category development function is responsible for strategies, brand equity programmes and best practices, and new product development (including research and development and consumer and market research), for implementation by the geographical segments. The supply function is responsible for all procurement, production and logistics globally, and is directly responsible for the operation of the company's production facilities worldwide. Information services function is responsible for the company's global systems infrastructure and global systems, including enterprise resource planning systems. The RB Pharmaceuticals business is responsible for the development of the Subutex and Suboxone prescription drug business. The Food business owns a largely North American food business, the principal brands of French's Mustard and Frank's Red Hot Sauce. The company was founded in December 1999 and is headquartered in Slough, the United Kingdom.