Gillette / Corporate Member Profile

Gillette is an American brand of 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 to 1991, the company was the target of multiple takeover attempts, from Ronald Perelman[ and Coniston Partners. In January 2005, Procter & Gamble announced plans to merge 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, 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.  Gillette’s subsidiaries Braun and Oral-B, among others, have also been retained by P&G.


Doing Business As




1 Gillette Park

02127-1096, Boston , MAUnited States

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(617) 421-7000

Company Description

The Gillette Company is located in Boston, MA, United States and is part of the Handtool, Cutlery, & Flatware Manufacturing Industry. The Gillette Company has 28,700 total employees across all of its locations and generates $3.33 billion in sales (USD). (Sales figure is modelled). There are 752 companies in the The Gillette Company corporate family.

Key Principal



Handtool, Cutlery, & Flatware Manufacturing

Manufacturing Sector

Razor blades and razors

Electric housewares and fans

Razors, electric

Gillette Corporate Office Headquarters HQ

The Gillette Company, Inc.


800 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02199

Corporate Phone:1-617-421-7000

Customer Support: 1-800-331-3774