Toothbrushes have been produced in Yangzhou for over 100 years with production dramatically increasing after the opening up of the Chinese economy to the world after 1978. During our up-close tour of the massive production facility, we learned about the company’s history including connections to the US such as a period of joint venture with Colgate.

Like many large companies in China, the company provides housing and other facilities for their employees to enjoy. Our company translator, a recent graduate of university in Canada, was excited to show us around the private gardens curated and designed by the company owner.