Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB)

Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) is a British multinational consumer goods company headquartered in Slough, England. It is a producer of health, hygiene and home products. The company was formed in 1999 by the merger of British company Reckitt & Colman plc and Dutch company Benckiser N.V..

RB’s brands include the antiseptic brand Dettol, the analgesic Disprin, the sore throat medicine Strepsils, the hair removal brand Veet, the immune support supplement Airborne, the indigestion remedy Gaviscon, the baby food brand Mead Johnson, the air freshener Air Wick, Calgon, Clearasil, Cillit Bang, Durex, Lysol, Mycil and Vanish.

Type:                     Public limited company

Traded as:           LSE: RB; FTSE 100 Component

Industry:              Consumer goods


  • 1814; 206 years ago (J&J Colman)
  • 1823; 197 years ago (Benckiser)
  • 1840; 180 years ago (Reckitt & Sons)
  • 1938; 82 years ago (merger of Reckitt & Sons and J&J Colman)
  • 1999; 21 years ago (merger of Reckitt & Colman and Benckiser)


  • Isaac Reckitt (Reckitt & Sons branch)
  • Jeremiah Colman (J&J Colman branch)
  • Johann Benckiser (Benckiser N.V. branch)

Headquarters:   Slough, England


  • Cleaning products
  • Consumer healthcare products
  • Nutrition
  • Personal care products


  • Mead Johnson
  • UpSpring


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