Our History

KO Manufacturing was founded in 1976 in Ozark, Missouri. The owners used their extensive background in cleaning equipment and applications to develop, produce, and market cleaning products. Offering high quality, cost effective cleaning products proved successful and in 1981 KO built and moved into production facilities in Springfield, MO. After continued sales growth and subsequent facility expansions, KO acquired property and constructed a new state-of-the-art production facility at 2720 E. Division, in Springfield, MO.

Quality and customer service are the foundation upon which KO has built its business. Large volume bulk purchasing directly from the largest chemical manufacturers, stringent quality control of both incoming and manufactured products, and automated, efficient manufacturing processes have been the key ingredients to the growth of KO. Formulating, analytical and quality control chemists work in a modern on-site laboratory to provide for the development of new products and the quality of existing ones.

In addition to being able to manufacture a broad range of formulated chemical products, KO understands the packaging, distribution and logistic requirements that consumer product suppliers have.

KO personnel are capable of working with marketing and purchasing professionals to produce the best value products for the consumer. With hundreds of formulas in the consumer and commercial cleaning market our chemists can develop a new product or “fine tune” an existing one to meet your market needs.

KO enjoys manufacturing and looks forward to the opportunity to continue to serve the cleaning supplies industry.