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Over the last three decades, the business has grown to become a market-leading supplier of hygiene solutions across the UK & Ireland in a number of specialist sectors. Continual investment in technical solutions and support services ensures the company leads the field in food processing, brewery & beverage, dairy, and foodservice & facilities. Now in its fourth decade, Holchem continues to deliver hygiene solutions through technology and an unparalleled commitment to service levels
Kersia, the world leader in food safety, acquired Holchem Group Ltd in May 2020. Both companies share common values via their strong focus on customer support, the environment and social responsibility. The integration of the competencies and complementary expertise of international players in biosafety solutions has allowed the creation of a group capable of meeting the challenges that continually emerge all over the world.
Around the globe, our employees are sharing and cultivating the fundamental values of Transparency, Sharing, Proficiency and Foresight. These values represent our very essence and form the basis of our relationship with you, our customers and partners. Focused on the future, we help our customers anticipate changes, protect the reputation of their operations and companies, and maintain their sustainable performance.
From farm to fork, food safety is today the #1 concern within the food sector. With the emergence of new sources and forms of contamination, the immunisation of certain bacterial sources and the desire to move away from the use of antibiotics, pesticides and chemical preservatives, the challenges are immense.
Preventing risks associated with the transmission of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens to operators and to consumers is the primary concern throughout the food chain. Everyone involved – farmers, veterinarians, suppliers to the farm industry, food processing plant operators, retailers…- has a stake and a responsibility in the safe production and processing of food. Failure at any stage means putting the life of consumers and staff at risk. Failure can have disastrous short and long-term consequences for a business. Failure can engage the personal legal responsibility of managers and staff.
Everyone involved in the food chain needs a business partner with the scientific expertise and field experience to deliver customised answers having identified the risks and critical control points. Food safety is our core field of expertise, recognised all over the world. Our products and services prevent disease and contamination in both animals and humans.
Our global solutions approach delivers food and farm biosecurity. They are constantly reinvented and optimised from the sharing of results obtained on the ground and the findings of our R&D efforts, to guarantee full compliance with new regulations. We offer unique skills based on deep-rooted science developed globally and twinned with an empirical approach at local level to tailor our proposals to individual needs. We improve farm performance and add value to the food industry.
100% dedicated to food safety, we intend to lead the way as the world benchmark operator and most trusted partner to our customers. Helping our clients solve today’s food safety issues is not enough. Enabling them to stay one step ahead will be our ongoing goal, both at a local and a global level.
Focused on the future, we will help them anticipate changes with innovative and far-sighted solutions that improve consumer and operator safety, preserve their company’s reputation and boost the sustainable performance of their business.
Our highly committed employees are passionate about our mission and take pride in its noble objective. Exclusively focused on this ambition and supported by an engaged shareholder, we will devote all our resources, energy, regulatory and R&D effort to food safety. We are convinced that this is the best road to create value for all of our stakeholders (end-consumers, clients, public authorities, employees, shareholders…) and for society as a whole.
The board of directors are responsible for the corporate governance of Holchem; ensuring effective management and oversight across all aspects of the business, The Holchem Board and the Executive Members of the Kersia Group set the company's strategic objectives and policies and monitor progress towards achieving them. The directors exercise their powers in good faith and in the interests of the company as a whole.
Kersia is a global leader in biosecurity and food safety with value added products and solutions to prevent diseases or contamination in both animal and humans at every stage of the food supply chain
The Holchem team work closely with businesses to advise on all aspects of hygiene including: the selection and application of cleaning & disinfection products, dosing & control, pathogen management, allergen management, cleaning advice, hygiene management systems, training, system audit and review.
By working with customers and building long-lasting relationships Holchem provide tailor made cleaning solutions, delivering real results. The advice we offer has a track record of making a material difference for our clients.
The company philosophy of “do what you say you are going to do” remains unchanged since the business was started and the family values of hard work, innovation, trust and professionalism underpin every aspect of our business.
Throughout our history we have delivered expert advice, solutions and services to customers priding ourselves on going the extra mile whilst delivering on the promises we make.
We look in depth at the processes and potential problems which businesses in a variety of sectors may face, and work with the knowledge that every sector, business and factory holds bespoke challenges which need to be addressed to fully optimise their cleaning regime.
Our commitment to producing safe products is supported by comprehensive management systems that reflect legal and regulatory compliance as a minimum standard, and cover raw material use and product assessments, labelling and packaging requirements.
Our ISO systems drive our business review and ensure that we understand our business and our customer businesses. We work hard to ensure all our activities meet the stringent requirements set both by ourselves, and 3rd parties. We have various business systems and schemes which we operate to ensure we continue to meet the requirements of customers and stakeholders.
At Holchem, we are in control of every aspect of the supply chain; which ensures we are responsive, quick and consistent. The Manchester facility, Gateway House, encompass a process area, warehousing, technical centre and offices. and being on a single site encourages communication between all departments.
Our most valuable assets and the key to our continued growth are our staff, with a wealth of experience across all of the sectors we operate in. Providing first class customer service and delivering on the promises we make is a key part of what makes Holchem the business we are today.
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