Who We Are
Who We Are
Who We Are
We strive to create products that improve the quality of everyday life—from the solutions consumers know and love to new, innovative products that anticipate their future needs. Our dream is to share the small gifts from everyday life with people all over the world.
What We Do
We innovate, research, develop, and manufacture products that introduce a moment of relief to your daily routine by providing warmth and comfort, addressing muscle pain, and more. Combining durable technology with a consistent flow of creativity, we provide cutting-edge solutions to every-day needs.
Focused on providing high-quality everyday essentials, Kobayashi began in 1886 as a premiere wholesaler of OTC medicines and household products in Nagoya, Japan. In 1894, however, Kobayashi chose to build upon the long tradition of manufacturing expertise in that region and moved beyond mere wholesale by bringing its own pharmaceutical innovations to the market. In other words, you could say we’ve proudly applied the principles of creation and innovation to our business from practically the start. In 1998, Kobayashi broke ground in the Americas, introducing major brands like Hothands® and Zim’sTM Max Freeze to the U.S. market. Today, Kobayashi’s American corporate campus is located in Dalton, Georgia and supported through the hard work of some 200 employees.
What started as a pharmaceutical initiative soon became an effort to improve many aspects of wellbeing in our daily lives. As our growth continues, we are committed to contributing to society, building lasting relationships with customers, and exceeding all expectations in customer satisfaction.
See what we’ve been up to! As a global manufacturing company, we recognize the importance of quality, community, and sustainability. Learn more about our growth, our people, and our company culture.
Our logo adapts the Japanese surname character for “Kobayashi” into the shape of a bluebird, a traditional symbol across cultures and time for happiness in the present and the hope of that happiness trailblazing the future.