Christeyns UK, the Bradford-headquartered detergent manufacturer, has become the sole owner of Warrington food hygiene specialists Klenzan after purchasing the remaining 50% stake.
Klenzan has 25 years’ experience in the manufacture of detergent and disinfectant. It supplies industrial hygiene solutions across the food, brewing and beverage, dairy and pharmaceutical industries.
In 2012, Christeyns UK purchased an initial stake in Klenzan, providing growth opportunities for both parties. Christeyns have now purchased the remaining shares in the company from outgoing Managing Director and founder John Bell who retires in March. Klenzan is a natural addition to the Christeyns group and will strengthen the firm’s current position in the food hygiene market across both the UK and Europe.
Alain Bostoen, Christeyns CEO, said: “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.”