Laundry chemicals manufacturer Christeyns UK has purchased a further 50% stake to become the sole owner of Warrington food hygiene specialists Klenzan
Bradford-based Christeyns UK purchased an initial stake in Klenzan In 2012, providing growth opportunities for both parties. Christeyns has now purchased the remaining shares in the company from outgoing MD and founder John Bell who retires in March.
The company says, Klenzan is a natural addition to the Christeyns group and will strengthen the firms current position in the food hygiene market across both the UK and Europe.
With over 25 years’ experience, Klenzan uses its innovative chemistry and industry insight to manufacture, design, install and maintain cleaning solutions across the food, brewing and beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical industries.
Christeyns CEO Alain Bostoen confirmed the benefits of the acquisition: “Over the past four years we have developed an excellent partnership with John and the team at Klenzan. The time is now right to bring Klenzan into the Christeyns family and take the company into its next stage of development.”
He added: "Developing our presence in the food hygiene industry is a key strategic focus and dovetails with our European aspirations and plans. We are really excited about working with the Klenzan team and helping develop their extensive product range.”
Bell said of the deal: “Christeyns’ expertise and financial strength make them the ideal company to take Klenzan to the next stage in its evolution. I am a little sad but immensely proud to be handing the reins over to Christeyns who have become true friends as well as business partners since we first met, but the time has come for me to take things a little easier."