Who We Are

Market leaders in beauty, personal care, health, OTC, as well as home, industrial, and automotive platforms, providing a breadth of innovation and unmatched capabilities to well-known and emerging brands, KDC/ONE is a one-stop-solution for our partners. The synergy between our innovation power, operational excellence, and speed-to-market efficiency creates the superior competitive advantage we deliver to our partners to ensure their continued and future growth.

Our Mission

To be a trusted partner delivering beauty innovation at scale, reliably.

Our Vision

To be the global leader in beauty innovation, creating superior competitive advantage for our client partners by leveraging our world-class network.

History & Growth

With our strong track record over the last 16 years, KDC/ONE has grown organically and through acquisitions to become a market leader in the beauty and personal care market. In the last five years, we have added capabilities and broadened our geographic footprint with the addition of world-class prestige health & beauty and specialty personal care manufacturers. We expanded into the home care, industrial, and automotive sectors in 2017 and are currently launching our new Innovation Lab. Located just 30 minutes outside of New York City, the KDC/ONE Innovation Lab—a think tank and idea incubator for our network sites and partners—epitomizes our spirit of innovation and collaboration.

KDC/ONE is the leading personal care, beauty, over-the-counter, and home, industrial, and auto care brand in North America, providing unmatched depth and breadth, from innovation and manufacturing to well-known and emerging brands.

Meet Our People

At KDC/ONE, our people make the difference. We believe that teamwork and collaboration result in continual growth and success for both our company and our employees. Respect for our employees’ health, safety, and environment are of the utmost importance to us. Everything we do is grounded in integrity, respect, and trust and we pride ourselves on our impeccable ethical business standards as well as our continued commitment to sustainable development.

Meet some of our outstanding people below.

Ryan Gauthier

Project Manager – Engineering, Knowlton

Sarah Messi

Account Manager, Thibiant Naturals

"I love working at KDC with a fantastic team forming lifelong friendships."

Sarah

"Our team's professionalism, work ethic, and camaraderie are key ingredients to our success.”

Jason

Jason Wood

R&D Process Engineer, Thibiant

Rob Fornell

Business Systems Analyst, Northern Labs

Sharon Bueno

Manager, Packaging Department, Acupac

Gwen Glinton

HR Assistant, Kolmar

“KDC/ONE offers employees great opportunities to take on more responsibilities and challenges.”

Gwen

A note from the CEO

Welcome.

KDC/ONE was founded on the principles of integrity, learning, collaboration, and diversity. With our dedicated employees and entrepreneurial spirit, we continue to remain true to our heritage of high-touch personalized service and operational excellence.

As we grow, we are as committed as ever to deliver state-of-the-art innovation and provide our brand partners with fast, flexible, and efficient production throughout the depth and breadth of our unique capabilities. Ever respectful of the environment and the communities in which we operate, we continue to focus on sustainable, profitable growth.

The needs of our brand partners are our top priority. We are always focused on our commitments and continually strive to exceed expectations. We look forward to partnering and collaborating with you to help shape the future of the industry. Let’s build the beauty innovation story, together.

Sincerely,

Nicholas Whitley
CEO

Sincerely,

Nicholas Whitley
CEO

Expertise

Operational Excellence
With a reputation for service and a culture of quality control and compliance, our coast-to-coast, one-stop solution is continually hailed by our partners for delivering their products with speed-to-market efficiencies.
Innovation
Driven by our state-of-the-art Innovation Lab and multi-site Research & Development labs, we specialize in advanced, on-trend, and cutting-edge innovation and product development. We provide world-class leadership in process technologies and IP development that delivers unique textures and experiences.
Market Intelligence
We have unparalleled access to leading global trend, fashion, and data providers who deliver emerging solutions in hair, face, body, cleansing, color cosmetics, and home care. These solutions are shared across the KDC/ONE network and help drive brand differentiation to keep our customers ahead of the market.
Lean Manufacturing
Experienced in value engineering and with a culture of continuous improvement, our KDC/2020 program is establishing new performance baselines which are leading to operational efficiencies across the network.
Strategic Sourcing
Leveraging the scale of our network and through our collaborative relationship with world-class ingredient providers, we are proud to share first-to-market exclusives with our partners.
Sustainability
Focusing on green initiatives that make our manufacturing processes more efficient and environmentally friendly with a concentration on water, energy, and waste.

Our commitment to corporate responsibility

At KDC/ONE, we are committed to all of the communities in which we operate. From our local presence to our overall corporate efforts, we strive to positively impact the social, economic, and environmental well-being of our employees and neighbors in all that we do.