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  1. Timothy

    Gillette and Budweiser share the same marketing strategy. Buy any competitor that represents a threat. Move the production. Sterilize the product and squeeze every cent out of it. Wow. These guys just destroy everyone who represents a threat. Think my dollars will go to Souplex or Lord. Are they Gillette?


  2. Souplex was a razor manufacturer in Morecambe, England, I have two of their razors.
    Now it is a brand name used by Medyna in Solingen, Germany. Here is their website: http://www.medyna.de/
    Lord blades are made by Lord precision industries in Alexandria, Egypt. They also sell under a range of other brand names, including Shark. Here is their website: http://www.razorslord.com/about/

    And I have found yet another blade made by Gillette in St Petersburg, it is the Gillette Bleue. I am sure that there are more that I have missed.


  3. Minora is another brand I missed. Sold in Africa.

  4. Graham

    Bruce
    Interesting stuff you are writing on the subject of Gillette blades and their strategy. Bearing in mind there is a minority stakeholder in Petersburg, do you think that the Russian government would allow Gillette to simply shut up shop and move to China? Surely Petersburg would just take over the factory and continue production, removing Gillette’s name? P & G are a ruthless company, but not in the league of the Russian government.

  5. Winblows

    Very useful page. I spent a lot of time searching for clues regarding real shaving and I think, this is the best one. Short and accurate. I found these pages while I searched GOOGLE for some Gillette razor blades. Thank You :-)
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  6. Taoufik LAHLOU

    Dear Sirs
    We have a complete plant to produce double edge razros blades to sell In casablanca Morocco. All technologie is from Wilkinson sword England. We have a double line Wild Barfieldf furnace who works only 2 years. All the plant are to sell. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

  7. Maxime D.

    Good evening Mr.Bruce,

    I was wondering if you have tried the russian made Perma-Sharp Super ? I heard rumors, they could be rebranded Super Iridium or a very close relative ? I can’t compare myself because I haven’t tried the Iridiums (A bit expensive for my wallet 52$/100) but my face tell me that the Perma-sharp are really good blades and worth to be stacked.

  8. RoNALD

    Gillette Rubie Ultra Stainless is now pirated by china and widely distributed in our country Philippines, im a fan of Gillette Rubie blades as for my experience way back 7years its the best blade but since the blade become porrer and Thiner although there are some markets selling the original one ,I change my brand to DORCO blades made in KOREA which is more sharper and thicker. I dont know why these Gillette Rubie blades are pirated by Chinese and dont have an action by the Gillette Campany.


  9. Dear Bruce
    Tiger carbon steel blades are still manufactured in Czech Republic in company Czech Blades and this is our best seller in carbon steel blades. Astra blades used to be produced in company DIU, then re-named Astra Diu in the same plant in Jevičko where we are based before Gillette moved the production of stainless steel blades to Russia.
    Regards Jiri Marek

  10. Hatim Eltahir Elnaeim

    1 am interested in the blade -conventional old blade- manufacturing unit to buy .

  11. Hatim Eltahir Elnaeim

    I am interested to buy the machine which manufactures the convevtional old shaving blade .

  12. Mr Lyes Berkane

    Dear,Sir i am intresting to buy gillette silver bleu blades from russia and export to north africa could you please get back to me with some knoweldge via my e.mail add thank you very much
    Reagrds
    Lyes

  13. Smail Rahmouni

    Dear Mr Lahlou Taoufik

    I am also from Casablanca and i am intérested in your plant, you can send me an email so that We get in touch, Smail.rahmouni@gmail.com or give me a call 0661681217.

    Thank you for this gréât article very interesting, I am looking into investing in this industry.

  14. omer

    can you mail me your agents for astra in iran india and armania

  15. Kishore

    Can you please let me know the Agent or distribuitor for Iridum Blades in Spain. Thanks

  16. nimer hussin

    Dear Whom May Concern
    Executive Summary
    Nimer Hussein Est. for Importing & Exporting one of the biggest companies in trading that located in Amman – Jordan. We do import so many kinds of goods from many countries and we have a very good and strong friendly business relationship with so many factories. And we have our own brands and work in different markets in the Middle East. We do import various kind of goods from china mostly, Korea, Taiwan, India…etc. and we made strong business relationship with them and send our goods to different markets in middle east Specially Iraq , Syria , Dubai, North Iraq , and other different markets. most Items that we are dealing with is Bulb with different kinds and shapes, Lighters, Batteries and our business in these fields are so big and we have our own registered brands in Bulbs & Lighters, Also we are dealing with other products like candles, shoe polish, football, glass ball, Toothpaste, Razors, disposable items in general…etc. The general manager of establishment is Mr. Nimer Hussain (GM) is the heart of company and he is well known person in our area because he is working in trading from 20 years in fulfill of credibility & faithfulness and established a strong & trusted relationships with a lot of factories, suppliers & clients.
    Products

    We are dealing with many products (around 200 products) from many countries worldwide and the below some of products that we are dealing with
    1. Razor .
    2. Bulb : different kind of .
    3. Energy Saving Lamp .
    4. Broom .
    5. Plastic Rope .
    6. Balls .
    7. Nail clipper .
    8. Snow Spray .
    9. Show polish .
    10. Candle . ETC
    Also we have our Own Trade Marks among the Middle east Area , Such As :
    1. President .
    2. Dorco
    3. Royal
    4. Golden rope . etc ,
    Hope To Get good cooperation with you in the razor item double edge , So pls send us your qutation for packing and prices ,
    Awaiting your soonest reply
    Thanks & Regards


  17. Dear Whom May Concern
    Executive Summary
    Nimer Hussein Est. for Importing & Exporting one of the biggest companies in trading that located in Amman – Jordan. We do import so many kinds of goods from many countries and we have a very good and strong friendly business relationship with so many factories. And we have our own brands and work in different markets in the Middle East. We do import various kind of goods from china mostly, Korea, Taiwan, India…etc. and we made strong business relationship with them and send our goods to different markets in middle east Specially Iraq , Syria , Dubai, North Iraq , and other different markets. most Items that we are dealing with is Bulb with different kinds and shapes, Lighters, Batteries and our business in these fields are so big and we have our own registered brands in Bulbs & Lighters, Also we are dealing with other products like candles, shoe polish, football, glass ball, Toothpaste, Razors, disposable items in general…etcHope To Get good cooperation with you in the razor item double edge , So pls send us your qutation for packing and prices ,
    Awaiting your soonest reply
    Thanks & Regards

  18. Simo mcllech

    Hi guys

    Anybody CAN send me the address and phone number of super iridum in Saint Petersburg

    Thanks

  19. cem

    Hello,
    How can I find mail address or web side of Petersburg Product International?

  20. cem

    or any contact to import perma sharp from
    Russia to
    Turkey?

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