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Ecolab acquires cleaning solutions firm, Holchem

Water, hygiene and energy technologies and services specialist, Ecolab Inc., has acquired Holchem Group Limited, a UK-based supplier of hygiene and cleaning products and services for the food and beverage, foodservice and hospitality industries.

Holchem operates in the UK and Ireland, and the company’s 2017 sales were approximately £43 million.

Speaking about the acquisition, Sam de Boo, Ecolab Senior Vice President and General Manager for Food & Beverage and Nalco Water, an Ecolab company, in Europe, said: “Holchem’s strong technical capabilities and service model align well with Ecolab’s commitment to helping customers uphold stringent food safety standards.

“We look forward to combining our teams to better serve food and beverage and foodservice customers in Ireland, the UK and throughout Europe.”

The acquisition is subject to clearance by the Competition and Markets Authority, which is anticipated to occur in early 2019.

Both businesses will continue to operate separately until the acquisition has been cleared.

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