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Zotos International Inc. / HQ: Darien, Conn. / Sales: $100 million / Employees: 500 / Services: Hair care products / Anthony Perdigao, vice president of operations: “From the very beginning, Zotos has been a forward-thinking company that prides itself on quality, delivery and performance.” Perfectly Coiffed zotos international expands its manufacturing capabilities thanks to a state grant, bringing more jobs to new york. zotos international says it has been innovating in hair care products since the great depression. Few companies are thought of as true innovators in their respective industries, and even for those, their innovations are often decades apart. On the other hand, however, Zotos International has consistently developed new ideas in the creation of hair care products for salons and salon professionals. Vice President of Operations Anthony Perdigao says the company has been on the cutting edge of the industry since the Great Depression, when it developed a chemical permanent waving method to replace machines. “From the very beginning, Zotos has been a forward-thinking company that prides itself on quality, delivery and performance,” Perdigao says. After revolutionizing permanent waving in the 1940s and 1950s, Zotos continued its innovation in the 1960s with its Moisture Wave technology, which became one of the largest-selling wave products in the world. In the 1970s, Zotos introduced its Firm & Gentle products, which eliminated hair damage from over-processing. The 1980s saw Zotos develop an array of shampoos, conditioners and styling products, as well as its acquisition by Shiseido, a global leader in the cosmetics industry. “The acquisition enabled Shiseido to enter the U.S. professional beauty salon market and added even more depth to Zotos’ extensive R&D capabilities,” Perdigao says. “Under the Shiseido umbrella, Zotos was established as an international company, selling products in over 80 countries worldwide.” In the 1990s, Zotos expanded further by acquiring the professional salon division of Helene Curtis Inc., SPRING 2010

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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2010
Global Strategies
Cost Concerns
Growth Opportunities
Continuous Improvement
Business Value
Juanita’s Foods
Les Plats du Chef
Gardner Denver
Smeal Fire Apparatus Co.
Club Car Inc.
Parkson Corp.
MKS Instruments Inc.
Amity Technology
Co-Operative Industries
Corbi Plastics
Elyria/Hodge Foundries Co.
Inteplast Group Ltd.
Willbanks Metals
Zotos International Inc.
Akron Foundry Co.
Alo North America
Bosal International
First American Plastic Molding Enterprise
MAC Equipment
Mayville Engineering Co. Inc.
Kurtz Bros. Inc.
Aesco Electronics
Code 3 Inc.
Columbia Marking Tools
Euro-Rite Cabinets
Fampec Technology LLC
Faubion Associates Inc.
Ginsey Industries Inc.
Imagineering Finishing Technologies
Imperial Woodworks Inc.
Innovative Lighting
Liburdi Dimetrics
MTC Transformers
Plastiques GPR
S.A. Robotics
Sunrise Windows
Positran Manufacturing Inc.
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Manufacturing Today - Spring 2010