March 18, 2010
ATLANTA, Mar 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- As part of Zep Inc.'s (NYSE:ZEP) initiative to make its products available to more
customers and through more channels, the Company now offers a line of Zep Commercial® hand care products at AutoZone,
the nation's leading retailer of automotive replacement parts and accessories.
"The size of the automotive aftermarket, coupled with Zep Inc.'s heritage and expertise in providing superior cleaning and
maintenance solutions, make this a prime opportunity for Zep Inc.'s continued growth," said John K. Morgan, Chairman,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Zep Inc. "Through AutoZone, Zep Inc. will deliver professional-grade products to smaller
businesses and individual consumers - giving independent mechanics, small auto repair shops and quick lube operators the
ability to purchase products at retail stores."
Automotive professionals have long trusted the Zep brand to provide professional-strength performance that powers away
grease and grime faster, with less effort. The Zep Commercial hand care products now available at AutoZone are tough on
grime but easy on hands, providing enhanced hygiene and fast, effective performance. Those products include:
- Concentrated Cherry Hand Cleaner - An easy-spreading, non-drying, commercial-strength hand cleaning gel with
pumice and degreasing solvents and a pleasant cherry scent. It removes grease, tar, stubborn soils and fuel odors.
- Orange Pumice Hand Cleaner - An industrial-strength hand cleaner that uses natural citrus solvents and fine pumice to
scrub away heavy soils. Enriched with emollients to protect hands, it easily spreads to cover hands and arms.
- Waterless Hand Cleaner - A heavy-duty cleaner fortified with citrus oil, it quickly penetrates grease, oil, paints and more.
For use without water, it rubs on and wipes off easily.
- Antibacterial Foaming soaps and hand sanitizers -- The foaming action provides better coverage while protecting against
the spread of germs.
For more information on the Zep Commercial line of products, visit www.zepcommercial.com.
About Zep Inc.
Zep Inc., with fiscal year 2009 net sales of more than $500 million, is a leading producer, marketer, and service provider of a
wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, and consumer end-markets. Zep
Inc.'s product portfolio includes anti-bacterial and industrial hand care products, cleaners, degreasers, deodorizers,
disinfectants, floor finishes, sanitizers, and pest and weed control products, as well as high performance products and
professional grade chemical products for the automotive, fleet maintenance, industrial/MRO supply, institutional supply and
motorcycle markets through newly acquired Amrep, Inc. The Company markets 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® and a number of private labeled brands, some of which have been in
existence for more than 100 years. Zep Inc.'s headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the company's website at
SOURCE: Zep Inc.
Jill A. Gilmer, 404-605-8614
Asst. Corporate Secretary