With $5.5 billion in global sales, Ecolab is the world's leading provider of cleaning, food safety and health protection products and services for the hospitality, foodservice, healthcare and industrial markets.
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
St. Paul native Merritt J. Osborn founded Ecolab in 1923 as Economics Laboratory. Its name was changed to Ecolab in 1986.
More than 26,000 associates worldwide
Ecolab has been issued more than 4,000 patents worldwide, including the industry's first patents for solid warewashing detergent, clean-in-place technology for beverage and food processing, and a no-rinse enzyme-based floor cleaner for grease removal in foodservice operations.