Since 1937, Zep Inc. has offered customers a comprehensive portfolio of top-quality industrial cleaning and maintenance solutions delivered with superior customer service and unmatched technical support. In the four years since our spin-off, we have focused on increasing the addressable market for our products and services in North America and Western Europe, while at the same time driving operational efficiencies across the organization. From our traditional roots embedded in a direct sales and service model, we now deliver our growing portfolio of products and services through three distinct channels that meet the individual needs of our broadening customer base: Distribution, Retail and Sales and Service.
Our strategy is to strengthen our leadership position by growing our share with existing and new customers, and by identifying and successfully integrating accretive acquisitions. To accomplish this, we strive to:
- Profitably grow the sales and service channel;
- Grow sales with new and existing distributors;
- Serve “pro” customers through a broad retail base;
- Build upon existing European assets while expanding international capabilities; and
- Expand through selected acquisitions.
We began to implement our acquisition strategy in fiscal 2010, and have since completed and integrated six acquisitions. Our long term growth strategy continues to focus on identifying and integrating accretive acquisitions, growing organically in targeted end-markets, expanding distribution and retail channels, driving manufacturing synergies, and continuing to improve operational efficiencies through diligent supply chain management and purchasing scale.