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ACDOCO SA is a specialist consumer packaged goods distributor centred on the health and beauty sector. We are a subsidiary of Astley Dye Chemical Co. Ltd, founded in the UK in 1919, and have been in Southern Africa for over 20 years.
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Jordan launches new Ultralite toothbrush with 50% less plastic
Jordan, a leading innovator in oral care, has launched its new first-of-its-kind toothbrush, Ultralite. The advanced lightweight toothbrush weighs only 9.2 grams with 50% less plastic than conventional standard toothbrushes. 2 Nov 2022 Read more

There is a new king condom in town
Make room, as there is a new king in town, and Contempo's widest and longest condom is ready to rule. 24 Aug 2022 Read more

Get 2 shades whiter in 1 week with Pearl Drops Instant White
Want to look your best for that big occasion you have been looking forward to for the past few months? Having a pearly white smile can make that difference in appearance, confidence and, most importantly, health benefits. 14 Jul 2022 Read more

Celebrating 10 years of Batiste in Mzansi
The world's No. 1, multi-award-winning dry shampoo brand, Batiste™, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in South Africa. To celebrate this milestone, ACDOCO SA, Batiste's exclusive brand custodian distributor in Southern Africa, is launching the brand's new packaging refresh, which also boasts a new and improved formula that delivers even more longer-lasting freshness*. 13 Jul 2022 Read more

Recyclable toothpaste tubes with Jordan's new packaging and formulation
As Earth Day approaches, Jordan Oral Care in South Africa has launched yet another sustainable innovation announcing that all its adult toothpaste tubes are recyclable. This follows other environmentally friendly innovations with the launch of the highest rated green clean, sustainable toothbrush and dropping the box packaging on all of the brand's toothpastes saving energy and environmental resources. 8 Apr 2022 Read more

#BreatheEasierSA this winter with RespiClear decongestant range
Winter is here, and South Africans can now breathe easier with the proudly South African and highly innovative RespiClear® decongestant range from OBEL®. 5 Apr 2022 Read more

Jordan's Kid range keeps them brushing and brushing all year round
Is brushing time with your kids a daily battle? Say no more, new year's resolution with Jordan Kids Toothpaste to the rescue! The great-tasting toothpaste and innovative toothbrushes that kids absolutely love to keep them brushing for longer and more frequently. Ensure your kids brush all sides of their teeth. That's all it takes. 28 Jan 2022 Read more

Nourish and strengthen your hair with #Plantur39 #Just2MinutesEveryday
As we age, our hair can change. Everything from the texture, thickness, style and, of course, colour. This means by the time you hit your early 40s, you could be battling a completely different hair type than what you had in your 20s. From fine, brittle, colour-treated, stressed split ends, frizziness, dryness, thinning and (the most obvious one) grey strands, finding the right product that nourishes and strengthens your hair is essential. 27 Jan 2022 Read more

Scratching your head over finding the right anti-dandruff shampoo?
White flakes on your shoulders? Dry, itchy, sensitive scalp? It must be time to reach for any anti-dandruff shampoo, right? 21 Jul 2021 Read more

#BreatheEasierSA with RespiClear Decongestant range. Now in Dis-Chem stores nationwide
South Africans are now able to breathe easier with the new RespiClear® Decongestant range from OBEL®. The range boasts steroid-free nebs, petroleum-free vapour rub and preservative-free drops for inhalation. All products are formulated with key essential oils, including eucalyptus and menthol, both with excellent anti-viral properties. 9 Jul 2021 Read more

The toothpaste that keeps kids brushing and brushing
Is brushing time with your kids a daily battle? Say no more, Jordan Kids Toothpaste to the rescue! The great-tasting toothpaste that kids absolutely love keeps them brushing for longer and more frequently. 6 Jul 2021 Read more

Extend your salon visit and get nourished and strengthened hair
Unsure when your next hair appointment will be? Plantur 39 Colour Brown makes it quick and easy to freshen up your natural hair colour at home and conceal the first signs of grey hair. 28 Jun 2021 Read more

Anusol Ointment for internal and external piles
Anusol™ is the UK's number-one-selling piles treatment* providing multiple formats and categories to cover different therapeutic needs and consumer preferences. Anusol Ointment offers treatment for both internal and external piles (haemorrhoids). 6 May 2021 Read more

Skyn Elite is No.1 on
Skyn, the world's No. 1 non-latex condom brand, celebrates yet another milestone. Skyn Elite is now the best selling condom on with Skyn Original taking the No. 4 slot. 7 Apr 2021 Read more

Dr. Beckmann Carpet Cleaner #LoveWhatWorksSA
Treat tough carpet stains fast with the first carpet stain remover with an unique brush applicator. Dr. Beckmann's Carpet Stain Remover's oxi-powered formulation is able to effectively eliminate stubborn stains such as red wine and coffee. 16 Mar 2021 Read more

All-in-one shampoo for thicker, fuller and dandruff-free hair
Thinning, dandruff and de-energised hair are big concerns for men. One of the world's leading* male hair care brands, Alpecin®, has a unique formulated shampoo that addresses these concerns. Alpecin Double-Effect Caffeine Shampoo is a brilliant dual-solution that offers great value for money and time-saving convenience. 10 Mar 2021 Read more

Freshen your smile with Jordan Stay Fresh Formulated Toothpaste
Oral care brand, Jordan, continues to innovate and trailblaze with its scientifically-developed and tested Stay Fresh™ adult toothpaste range. The Jordan Stay Fresh toothpaste is a combination of zinc, mint, fluoride and xylitol. Zinc and mint reduces bad breath and gives you 12 hours freshness, and fluoride and xylitol give extra protection against plaque and strengthens the teeth. 4 Mar 2021 Read more

New eucalytptus and menthol formulation has excellent anti-viral properties
South Africans are now able to breathe easier with the new RespiClear® Decongestant range from OBEL®. The range boasts steroid-free Nebs, petroleum-free Vapour Rub and preservative-free Drops for inhalation. All products are formulated with key essential oils including eucalyptus and menthol both with excellent anti-viral properties. 28 Jan 2021 Read more

Jordan's Green Clean rated top sustainable toothbrush
A major player in oral care, Jordan, recently topped the polls when its Green Clean toothbrush was lauded as top in sustainable toothbrushes. Jordan Green Clean, with its recycled plastic handle, renewable bio-based bristles and 100% recycled packaging, beat out all competitors including bamboo offerings. The test results make clear that users of Jordan's Green Clean can achieve sparkling pearly-whites with a sound green conscience. 16 Oct 2020 Read more

Trust the no.1* product for vaginal dryness
Dryness, itching, burning or pain in the female genital area is a problem for nearly half of all women over the age of 45. Too many suffer in silence and many don't seek treatment. 2 Oct 2020 Read more

Batiste Dry Shampoo sells 2.7 units per second globally
There is always something great to share about Batiste, the world's No. 1 dry shampoo. This time new data has confirmed our hair hero Batiste sold 2.7 cans every second globally in 2019. With a variety of fruity and floral scents, colour tints and the Hair Benefits range targeting specific hair needs, who wouldn't want to keep their crown shining with Batiste! 18 Aug 2020 Read more

SA to breathe easier with landmark OBEL Respiclear range
Local specialist brand-building distributor, Acdoco SA is soon to offer yet another pharmaceutical first in South Africa, this time an affordable, locally manufactured, nature-inspired highly-effective decongestant range. 12 May 2020 Read more

Over R2m worth of LifeStyles Condoms donated to Dis-Chem Foundation
There are 71,000 AIDS-related deaths across South Africa each year. Dr Mpumi Zungu, Director of HIV/STI and TB at the Human Sciences Research Council, told Cape Talk earlier this year that condom use is declining among young South Africans, with just 39% of the population aged 15 and over, using condoms during sexual encounters. This has contributed to an estimated 504,803 learners being identified as having various sexual health-related barriers to learning and being referred for treatment. 29 Jan 2020 Read more

#DropTheBoxSA with Jordan's toothpastes
Every year millions of trees and billions of litres of water are used to produce toothpaste boxes which serve little purpose and typically get thrown away immediately. According to Alan Wurman who started the petition on, toothpaste is used by two-thirds of the world's population on a daily basis and estimates that over 900,000,000 toothpaste boxes are discarded per year in the USA alone. 15 Oct 2019 Read more

Batiste wins best dry shampoo Glamour Beauty Award
The world's number-one dry shampoo has picked up yet another accolade, the Glamour Beauty Readers' Choice Award. More than 10,000 votes were received, and readers chose Batiste™ as the best dry shampoo. 3 Oct 2019 Read more

5 SKYN experiences to ignite the senses
Did you know, our senses play a unique role in providing us with a clear picture of our surroundings? What we're seeing, feeling, smelling, tasting and hearing. SKYN® condoms have released a new variety pack, offering a choice of five different condom variants to heighten experiences. 30 Aug 2019 Read more

Over 50,000 condoms donated at SA's biggest festivals
LifeStyles® condoms and Youth Against Aids (YAA), have donated and distributed a whopping 51,000 condoms at Arikaburn and Ultra South Africa as part of their many global youth-led initiatives to drive awareness campaigns and sex education in schools and youth platforms across the world. 29 Aug 2019 Read more

Jordan launches leading sustainable toothbrush
Leading specialist health and beauty distributor, ACDOCO SA has announced that it will be launching Jordan's award-winning Green Clean sustainable toothbrush range. 90% of the total product (including packaging) is made of recycled materials, minimizing resource use and giving materials a new life. 6 Aug 2019 Read more

Acdoco introduces new Dr. Beckmann's Odourless, Active Gel Oven Cleaner
Ovens can easily accumulate grime from products that don't do the job properly. In fact, if the wrong product is used to clean ovens, it can lead to unpleasant burning odours. As much as cleaning your oven is important, many products require you to hold your breath or cover your mouth - as you try to keep those toxic odorous fumes away. 1 Apr 2019 Read more

Jordan makes brushing teeth fun for kids
It's hard enough to get your children to bed without the added stress of the teeth brushing battle. Jordan is on a mission to engage with our little ones to help establish a good oral care routine right from the start. 4 Mar 2019 Read more

LifeStyles Condoms to support Youth against Aids in southern Africa
Leading specialist consumer packaged goods distributor ACDOCO SA has announced that it will be donating R1.00 (one South African rand) for the next two years for every pack of LifeStyles Condoms sold in southern Africa to Youth against Aids (YAA). 12 Feb 2019 Read more

The first carpet stain remover with a brush applicator
When wine spills on your cream-coloured carpet, you need to act fast. Dr. Beckmann Carpet Stain Remover - with an all-new brush attachment is a quick and effective solution to tackle the stains with ease and convenience. 5 Sep 2018 Read more

ACDOCO relaunches Jordan Oral Care
Specialist consumer packaged goods brand-custodian and distributor, ACDOCO SA has announced that it is been appointed as the exclusive South African distributor for multi-award winning, global oral care brand, Jordan. 3 Sep 2018 Read more

The more you smile - The whiter your teeth get!
The toothpaste contains a natural formula that is activated by sunlight or artificial light making your smile, the only effort required to whiten your teeth. 31 Aug 2018 Read more

SKYN condoms is on a mission to #SaveIntimacy
As we near 50 years since the birth of the sexual revolution, we're faced with an all too real reality: that we're having less sex now than we did a generation ago. That's right. For the first time since the Second World War, love-making rates are going down. 31 Aug 2018 Read more

ACDOCO expands its natural feel SKYN range with a 20% thinner condom
ACDOCO South Africa, exclusive distributor for SKYN® condoms, the world's number one non-latex condom, has introduced a new offering to the range called SKYN® Elite. This new innovation offers an ultra-thin and soft intimate experience and is 20% thinner than the best-seller, SKYN® Original. 12 Jan 2018 Read more

Batiste the #1 dry hair shampoo in the world
The UK's number one dry hair shampoo recently undertook some research and based on global sales is happy to announce that it is the world's favourite solution to instant hair refresh. 19 Dec 2017 Read more

ACDOCO enters root touch-up category
Specialist consumer packaged goods brand-custodian distributor, ACDOCO South Africa ("ACDOCOSA"), has announced that it has secured the exclusive distribution rights for Kampalook Ltd's patented root concealer brand, Color Recover, in southern Africa. 23 Sep 2016 Read more

ACDOCOSA donates R400,000 LifeStyles Condoms to Dis-Chem Foundation
Specialist consumer packaged goods brand-custodian distributor, ACDOCO South Africa ("ACDOCOSA") in partnership with the Dis-Chem Foundation has donated R400,000 worth of LifeStyles Condoms by Ansell, to different NGO's across South Africa. 12 Aug 2016 Read more

ACDOCOSA wins international distributor award
Leading international consumer goods company, Church & Dwight, has bestowed ACDOCO South Africa ("ACDOCOSA") with the 2016 award for Consistent Growth and Successful Brand Relaunches. ACDOCOSA was one of only three countries out of a hundred that received an award at the ceremony held in Athens, Greece. 22 Jul 2016 Read more

ACDOCOSA appointed exclusive distributor for Alpecin and Plantur
Specialist consumer packaged goods brand-custodian distributor, ACDOCO South Africa ("ACDOCOSA"), has been appointed as exclusive southern African distributor by Dr. Wolff, a German research-based consumer health company, for its Alpecin and Plantur haircare products. 6 Jul 2016 Read more

ACDOCO SA appoints new financial head
ACDOCO South Africa (ACDOCOSA), Africa's first shopper-centric specialist Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brand-custodian distributor, has appointed Seshnie Naidoo as Financial Head. Her role will also encompass Information Technology and Regulatory elements. 31 May 2016 Read more

ACDOCOSA appoints Leanne Pillay as new operational head
Africa's first shopper-centric Health & Beauty Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) brand-custodian distributor, ACDOCO South Africa ("ACDOCOSA"), has appointed Leanne Pillay as Operations Head, spearheading the company's logistics, warehousing, IT, regulatory and infrastructure. This is in line with ACDOCOSA's acquisition and expansion plans. 12 Aug 2015 Read more

Women prefer SKYN over other condoms
98% would recommend SKYN® to their friends 1 Jun 2015 Read more

Dry shampoo category drives growth in haircare
Batiste Dry Shampoos continue to revolutionise haircare in South Africa, offering users the ultimate blend of convenience, affordability and healthy haircare 8 Apr 2015 Read more

ACDOCOSA appoints Saul Rivkind as new National Customer Head
Consumer, trade and shopper cohesion is paramount in driving return for both brands and retailers in the challenged CPG sector 19 Feb 2015 Read more

ACDOCOSA board welcomes UK retail expert Jeremy Bird
Retail specialist joins leading shopper-centric distributor and brand custodian company to give the company a leading advantage in the growing African sector 5 Feb 2015 Read more

ACDOCOSA reveals more SKYN
Exponential growth for new condom category 19 Jan 2015 Read more

ACDOCOSA on acquisition trail
Africa's first shopper-centric brand-custodian distributor, ACDOCO South Africa (ACDOCOSA), is on the acquisition trail for local and sub-Saharan African FMCG distributors in line with its new operating strategy. 10 Dec 2014 Read more

Shopper-centric ACDOCO 2.0
ACDOCO South Africa (ACDOCOSA) has announced the completion of its repositioning and investment to become the first shopper-centric fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) brand-custodian distributor on the African continent. 17 Oct 2014 Read more

SKYN launches in South Africa
First global campaign for signature condom that changes everything. Leading condom brand, SKYN®, is rolling out its global campaign in South Africa this October. SKYN® Condoms have already been successfully test marketed, and encountered huge consumer satisfaction due to the revolutionary new material, Polyisoprene, which replaces the traditional latex first used nearly a century ago. 23 Oct 2013 Read more

Contempo Condoms crowned Product of the Year 2013
New-look Rough Rider ranked tops in Contraception Category. Contempo Condoms was crowned king of contraceptives at the prestigious Product of the Year 2013 Awards, with its highly popular Rough Rider condom rising to the occasion as the number one choice when it comes to getting your groove on whilst putting you and your partner's safety first. 5 Apr 2013 Read more