Gillette Fusion Razors

Gillette is a brand of men’s and women’s safety razors and other personal care products including shaving supplies, owned by the multi-national corporation Procter & Gamble (P&G).

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, it was owned by The Gillette Company, a supplier of products under various brands until that company merged into P&G in 2005. The Gillette Company was founded by King C. Gillette in 1901 as a safety razor manufacturer.

Under the leadership of Colman M. Mockler Jr. as CEO from 1975–91, the company was the target of three takeover attempts, from Ronald Perelman and Coniston Partners.[3] On October 1, 2005, Procter & Gamble finalized its merger with the Gillette Company.

The Gillette Company’s assets were incorporated into a P&G unit known internally as “Global Gillette”. In July 2007, Global Gillette was dissolved and incorporated into Procter & Gamble’s other two main divisions, Procter & Gamble Beauty and Procter & Gamble Household Care. Gillette’s brands and products were divided between the two accordingly. The Gillette R&D center in Boston, Massachusetts as, and the Gillette South Boston Manufacturing Center (known as “Gillette World Shaving Headquarters”), still exist as functional working locations under the Procter & Gamble-owned Gillette brand name.[4] Gillette’s subsidiaries Braun and Oral-B, among others, have also been retained by P&G.