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History

History

  • 1937-1970
  • 1971-1990
  • 1991–2000
  • 2001–2010
  • 2011–2016

1937

Colgate started operations in India

1937

Colgate Dental Cream launched

1949

Colgate Toothpowder and Toothbrushes launched

1950

Palmolive Shave Cream launched

1951

Halo Shampoo launched

1952

Charmis Cream launched

1972

Colgate introduced a truly refreshing product - Palmolive After Shave Lotion

1976

Colgate launched 'Young India' a global Oral Care awareness program teaching primary school children the importance of good oral hygiene.

1978

The Indian public was offered 60% Equity in the Company; with Shares listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.

1989

Colgate invested in a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant for fatty acids and soaps at Aurangabad

1989

Palmolive Extra Care soap launched

1990

Colgate Gel launched

1990

Palmolive Shave Foam launched

1994

Colgate Calciguard launched

1996

Colgate Oral Pharmaceutical products launched

1996

Axion dish washing paste launched

2000

Launch of Colgate Zig Zag Toothbrush

2000

Launch of Colgate Herbal Toothpaste

2000

Launch of Colgate Navigator Toothbrush

2001

First Website www.colgate.co.in with information of the company and its products, launched

2001

Introduction of a Toll Free Consumer Helpline for easy access to the Company

2003

Colgate Fresh Energy Gel launched.

2003

Colgate Kids toothpaste added to the Oral Care portfolio.

2004

Oral Health Month started, in association with the Indian Dental Association (IDA), to establish and promote the importance of good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups.

2006

Colgate MaxFresh Gel with cooling crystals launched

2006

Colgate initiates an Oral Care health training camp for Anganwadi workers

2006

Colgate 360 toothbrush enters the market

2009

Launched Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste

2009

Launched Colgate Kids 2+ Toothbrush

2009

Launched Colgate Extra Clean Gum Care Toothbrush

2010

Introduced Colgate Max White

2010

Colgate Kids 0-2 & 360 Actiflex toothbrushes launched

2011

Colgate 360 Surround Toothbrush launched

2011

Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief Toothpaste launched

2013

Colgate Visible White Launched

2013

Colgate Maximum Cavity Protection plus Sugar Acid Neutralizer Toothpaste launched

2014

Colgate Total Charcoal Deep Clean toothpaste launched

2016

Colgate Pain Out Toothpaste launched

2016

Colgate Cibaca Vedshakti Toothpaste launched

2016

Colgate Slim Soft Tri Tip Toothbrush launched