BOSTIK PHILIPPINES, INC., formerly GLOBAL BRANDS CO., INC. (GBCI), is the leader in mastic waterproofing products and product assembly adhesives in the Philippines. It was formed on December 2005, as a result of the acquisition of BOSTIK.
With its headquarters in Paris, France, BOSTIK is the leader in the global adhesives and sealants marketplace with a balanced presence in the 3 major segments: industrial, construction, and consumer market. With sales of 1.3 billions Euros in 2005, BOSTIK is a worldwide company of 4,500 employees with 55 production facilities and sales operations in 46 countries across five continents.
BOSTIK is the wholly-owned subsidiary of TOTAL, the fourth largest publicly-traded integrated oil and gas company in the world, and also a world-class chemicals manufacturer.
With a rich history in operations spanning 50 years, BOSTIK Philippines is involved in the business of manufacturing and distribution of adhesives and sealants catering to the consumer, construction, footwear and leathergoods industries. During the 1990s, the company was developed into diversified operations of the A Brown Company, Inc. (ABCI), a publicly traded group listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange, and its wholly-owned subsidiary, W. Brown and Company, Inc. (WBCI). Noteworthy, from the years 2000 - 2005, the management buy-out of ABCI, forming Global Brands Co., Inc., was led by PPMV Ltd., the wholly-owned private equity arm of Prudential plc of the United Kingdom.
In 2006, it registered a sales turnover of close to USD 20M. At the forefront of the business are its dominant market leading brands, Super Vulcaseal Elastomeric Sealant and the Original Rugby Contact Adhesive, and the BOSTIK brands.
As a manufacturer, it is a Hall Of Fame Awardee by the Consumers Union of the Philippines, as the Most Outstanding Manufacturer of Adhesives in the Philippines and is also ISO 9001:2000 Certified by TUV with Certificate No. 951 03 2076.
Aside from its lead brands, the company is focused in growing its new product lines such as waterproofing, epoxies, admixtures, construction adhesives, and consumer products.
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