The Kimberly -Clark Corporation, headquartered in Dallas ( USA) is one of the leading sanitary products manufacturers in the world.

The company employs more than 56,000 global employees and 2009 generated a turnover of about 19 ​​billion U.S. dollars. Chief Executive Officer Thomas J. Falk since 2002.


Kimberly -Clark in 1872 by John Kimberly, Havilah Babcock, Charles Clark and Frank Shattuck in Neenah (Wisconsin ) was founded as paper manufacturers. In 1914 she developed a batt of pulp that was used by the U.S. Army during the First World War as a dressing material. This formed the basis for the sanitary napkin Kotex, which was brought to market in 1920, after which finally in 1924 with Kleenex was followed by the launch of the first disposable handkerchief. Since May 8, 1929 Kimberly -Clark is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

In the 1950s, Kimberly -Clark built in Mexico, Germany and the UK new works. In the 1960s, 17 more foreign branches. In 1970, Kimberly-Clark in the production of disposable diapers. 1991 sold Kimberly -Clark and the New York Times their paper mill that had operated together since 1926. In 1994, Kimberly -Clark VP Schickedanz the Camelia brand. 1995 Kimberly-Clark bought Scott Paper for 9.4 billion U.S. dollars. After that followed the following major acquisitions:

Mid-2006, the plant was closed in Hakle Kimberly Reichenburg CH and integrated into the work Niederbipp. The traditional brand HAKLE is produced in Niederbipp CH since that date for Switzerland. The German Kimberly -Clark company is based in Mainz. The German Hakle toilet papers are produced in the factory Dusseldorf rice timber.


On the German market, Kimberly-Clark is represented by the brands Camelia, DryNites, Hakle, Huggies ( through the acquisition of Attisholz group), Kleenex, Servus and Depend. In Switzerland, delivers Kimberly -Clark to the Coop, Migros, Denner and Volg and distributes its own brands.