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The past week has seen the news that Holchem has been acquired by Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. It’s an exciting time for both companies providing benefits for our customers and our employees. The purchase of Holchem must now be approved by the Competitions and Markets Authority and this process will take three to four months. In the meantime, both companies will continue to operate separately.
Following the approval, integration planning will begin where teams from both Ecolab and Holchem will come together to look at how the businesses can combine strengths to the benefits of staff and customers. By joining forces with Ecolab, Simon Bell, managing director of Holchem, firmly believes that the two companies will end up with the best of both worlds providing world leading research and development and the Holchem powerhouse in the UK.
Nick Alfano, executive vice president and general manager of Global Food & Beverage at Ecolab, said of the acquisition: We bought Holchem for the people and the brand. What everyone will see going forward is the Holchem name and products. That’s the power of what we have acquired.
Simon added: The culture of Holchem has been a massive part of its success and Ecolab are determined to keep, sustain and grow the Holchem culture.
Our short film will take you through interviews with Simon, Nick and Sam de Boo, senior vice president and general manager F&B and Nalco sector Europe, Ecolab, looking at what the acquisition means for staff and customers as the companies move forward in a new future together.