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Scholl UK

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Scholl UK
Scholl Logo.png
OwnerReckitt Benckiser
CountryUnited Kingdom
Introduced1906; 115 years ago (1906)
Previous ownersSSL International

Amazon.com Logo.png Search Scholl UK on Amazon.Scholl is a registered trademark name for a range of Foot Health & Foot Care products that was founded in 1906 by Chicago-based podiatrist William M Scholl. The company was sold to Reckitt Benckiser in November 2010 by SSL International plc.


Scholl was founded in 1906 by Chicago-based podiatrist William Scholl. Known as Dr Scholl’s the company expanded globally to design and patent over 1000-footcare products becoming a member of the Fortune 500 in 1971.[1]

After William Scholl died in 1968, Schering-Plough bought the brand in 1978 and non-North American operations were sold to SSL International plc, and re-branded as Scholl plc. 

In November 2007 SSL International plc acquired Orthaheel, an Australian business selling insoles designed and marketed by podiatrist, Phillip Vasyli, these were consequently re-branded as ‘Scholl Orthaheel Orthotics’[2]

In July 2010, SSL International plc agreed to be bought by household products company Reckitt Benckiser. The takeover was completed in November 2010 and, Scholl plc became part of Reckitt Benckiser joining fellow SSL International plc brand and condom manufacturer, Durex.[3]


  1. "William Scholl". 2 April 2002.
  2. "SSL to buy footcare brands for up to 33.2 mln stg". 6 November 2007.
  3. "Reckitt Benckiser agrees £2.5bn deal for SSL International plc". 21 July 2010.

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