German group CWS acquires cleanroom cleaning company

Published: 3-Feb-2020

Profi-con specialises in the cleaning of dust-free and sterile rooms

The CWS Group, a complete system provider in the solution areas Hygiene, Workwear and Fire Safety, plans to take over cleanroom cleaning service provider Profi-con via its CWS Cleanroom business unit. This acquisition comes shortly after the company’s other acquisition in late 2019 of the cleanroom laundry company, Staxs.

The deal is subject to the approval of the antitrust authorities, afrter which CWS will have expanded its range of cleanroom products and services through the complete acquisition of the company.

This acquisition will make CWS the first full-solution provider in this field in the market. The acquisition also includes profi-con’s “ReinraumAkademie”, a training facility for the professional cleaning of cleanrooms.

Retaining staff

Profi-con is headquartered in Leipzig. The company specialises in the cleaning of dust-free and sterile rooms, such as those used in the microelectronics or pharmaceutical industry.

The CWS Group will take over the approximately 200 employees as well as the management and initially continue operating the "profi-con" brand on an independent basis. All of the profi-con locations – in particular Leipzig and Aschaffenburg – are to be retained.

"The acquisition of the profi-con Group constitutes the continuation of our full service & solution strategy," emphasised Markus Schad, Head of the CWS Cleanroom business unit.

"The addition of profi-con's cleaning operations, on-site services and training activities expands our portfolio and enables us to open up new growth potential for the CWS Group’s Cleanroom segment,” Schad added.

The acquisition complements the German company’s existing range of offerings with the focus on services for cleanroom textiles and makes for a bundle of services not available on the market up to now.

Building nationally and internationally

Profi-con's Managing Director Wolfgang Tolzin too sees the sale as a strategic opportunity for his company. He said: "The takeover by the CWS Group means we can expand our joint market position at both the national as well as international levels. This growth potential is highly attractive for us and was one of the main reasons behind the sale to CWS Cleanrooms.”

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