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Kimberly-Clark Corporation: A Proud History

Kimberly-Clark Corporation was established in 1872 in Wisconsin, USA, and is now a leading
global marketer of a wide range of Family Care, Baby and Child Care, Adult and Feminine Care, Personal Care, Professional and Health Care products for use in the home, business, and industry.

Today Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust Kimberly-Clark brands to enhance their health, hygiene and wellbeing. This trust has led to Kimberly-Clark brands holding the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries.


Kimberly-Clark continues to operate on the four founding principles:

  • Kimberly-Clark manufactures the best possible product.
  • Kimberly-Clark serves customers well and deals fairly to gain their confidence and goodwill.
  • Kimberly-Clark deals fairly with employees.
  • Kimberly-Clark expands capacity ahead of demand for products.


For an interactive walk through our timeline, visit the history of Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark has manufacturing operations in 40 countries and Kimberly-Clark products are sold in more than 175 countries worldwide.