ATLANTA & EAGAN, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company that manufactures a wide variety of high-performance maintenance and cleaning chemicals, today announced the grand opening of Zep Vehicle Care’s new, state of the art, world headquarters. The opening of this new facility, located in Eagan, Minnesota, marks a major milestone in the evolution of Zep Inc.’s commercial car wash business.
“We couldn’t be more excited about our new space. This is the first time in more than 10 years that we’ve been able to combine our industry leading research and development team under the same roof as our other business leaders,” noted Zep Vehicle Care president, Steve Nichols. “Our new headquarters will significantly enhance our teams’ creativity, teamwork and agility while helping our customers deliver more of the game-changing innovation that we have been known for,” continued Nichols.
Zep Vehicle Care’s new 12,000 square foot facility includes a fully equipped and dedicated laboratory (more than twice the size of the last lab they occupied), administrative and leadership offices, a large training facility and will soon also house an operational car wash designed for testing new innovations.
“The Zep Vehicle Care team has a proven track record of understanding their customers’ needs and delivering solutions that drive revenue and profit for those customers,” said John K. Morgan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zep Inc. “It makes sound business sense to make sure that the Zep Vehicle Care team has the tools they need to bring The MOST to car wash operators, and in turn, provide the most value to the Zep Inc. shareholders.”
About Zep Inc.
Zep Inc., with fiscal year 2012 net sales of $654 million, is a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company selling a wide variety of high-performance chemicals that help professionals and prosumers clean, maintain and protect their assets. We are focused on the attractive industry dynamics of the transportation market and the industrial maintenance and repair operation ("MRO") market, which together now comprise approximately 61% of our revenue with the balance derived from sales into the facilities maintenance vertical. We market these products and services under well recognized and established brand names, such as Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Zep Professional®, Enforcer®, National Chemical™, Selig™, Misty®, Next Dimension™, Petro®, i-Chem®, TimeMist®, TimeWick™, MicrobeMax®, Country Vet®, Konk®, Zep®/SKILCRAFT®, Original Bike Spirits®, Armor All®, Blue Coral®, Black Magic®, Rain-X®, Niagara National™, FC Forward Chemicals®, Rexodan®, Mykal™, and a number of private label brands. Founded in 1937, some of Zep Inc.'s brands have been in existence since 1896. Zep Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit our website at www.zepinc.com.