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Christeyns makes landmark acquisition in Ireland

Christeyns UK, international laundry and hygiene specialist, has today completed the acquisition of Gannon Chemicals based in Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland.

Already a key player in the Irish marketplace, this acquisition provides a firm footing to further build Christeyns’ Irish business and forms part of the firm’s strategic plans to become market leader in their fields of operation.

Dave Aveyard, who takes up the position of Managing Director for Christeyns Operations in Ireland commented: “We are delighted to conclude this strategically important acquisition, of Gannon Chemicals. Christeyns already has a strong presence in Ireland with business in the Food and Beverage, Commercial Laundry, Hospitality and Construction sectors and this acquisition will provide us with a manufacturing and warehouse base as well as increasing our share of the cleaning and hygiene market. Our goal is to become the dominant player within Ireland and this acquisition is a key step in achieving this ambition.”

Gannon Chemicals was founded in 1972 and has a proud tradition of supplying hygiene products to businesses across a number of sectors with an established reputation in the hospitality and food and beverage sectors.

A family run business headed up by Paul Gannon, the firm is an expert producer of sustainable cleaning solutions and performance measurement systems using evidence-based approaches in its design and manufacture of cleaning chemicals.

With sustainability a key element of Christeyns operating practices, both in its chemical manufacturing and its water and energy saving technology, Gannon Chemicals is a natural fit and sits well in the portfolio of sister companies under the Christeyns UK umbrella.

Paul Gannon Managing Director of Gannon commented: “The coming together of Christeyns and Gannon is great news for our customers and employees. The combined strength of our heritage and the huge portfolio and technical expertise Christeyns possesses will position the newly combined business as the supplier of choice.”

Neil Jones, Managing Director for Christeyns U.K. & Ireland commented:

“We are thrilled to conclude this acquisition which demonstrates our commitment to growth and investment in Ireland which we believe will bring benefits for our customers, our partner distributors and our employees.”

Christeyns UK is part of the global Christeyns group with headquarters in Ghent, Belgium, producing innovative solutions both chemical and technical for the laundry and commercial hygiene sectors across the world. Employing over 1100 staff and a turnover of over Euro280million, it is still a family run firm.

Paul Gannon will transfer with the business and continue his leadership role.