Luster Products, Inc. is the leading African-American owned manufacturer of
premium personal care products servicing people worldwide.
Luster Products' brands include the Pink Brand, products for women; S-Curl, products for men;
PCJ Pretty-n-Silky & Smooth Roots, children products; YOU, unisex products and Designer Touch, products for stylists.
Today, Luster Products employs more than 400
people worldwide. The products are sold nationally
and internationally through a dynamic sales force
and numerous retail outlets. The company's main
facility -- corporate offices, plant and warehouse
-- is situated on 17 acres in Chicago's Stockyard
Industrial Park. An aerosol production plant is
located in suburban Blue Island, Illinois. The
company also has branch offices in London and South Africa.
The plant in South Africa is of great importance
because it has allowed Luster Products to implement
a "Virtual Company" in which business
is handled through independent contractors. In
the past, finished products were shipped to South
Africa. Now, special blends of raw materials are
shipped to South Africa through the corporate
office to hand-selected and specially trained
independent contractors. From there, the components
are assembled and stored until they are shipped.
The goal of this effort is to groom the South
Africa project to become a greater and more sizable
The phenomenal growth and success of Luster Products
has been attributed to the business savvy and
commitment of the company's founder and first
president, Fred Luster, Sr., a staff of hardworking,
loyal employees and a family spirit that permeates
the entire organization.
It is our mission to effectively satisfy the
special consumer wants and needs of our market,
while holding to the following guidelines and
- Maximize profits through innovation and vision
- Seek new opportunities presented by Luster
Products, Inc.'s unique business status
- Conduct business in such a way as to provide
a consistently positive role model to the Black
- Maintain the highest moral and ethical standards
in all business operations and exhibit those
standards in our commitment to customers, vendors
- We will create an environment that will ensure
that we continually improve to higher standards
of execution. We are committed to providing
excellence to our customers.
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