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Dreumex acquires Gent-L-Kleen15th of September 2010
Netherlands-based hand hygiene products specialist Dreumex has acquired fellow hand care solutions producer Gent-L-Kleen, based in Pennsylvania, USA.
For Dreumex, which currently supplies European markets, this is an important milestone in its global strategy. Jan-Chris Heeger, managing director, explained: “This acquisition marks the next step on the road to a global leading position for Dreumex in the industrial hand care market. Gent-L-Kleen will be a strategic base for Dreumex to produce select products for North American markets.”
Gent-L-Kleen has been established for over 60 years and its plant will continue operations under the direction of current president Jim Strickler. Commenting on the merger he said: “We are very confident in the Dreumex organization and proud to be a part of their team. This new venture will lead to accelerated growth in Gent-L-Kleen’s future.
"It will be very positive for our dedicated team of employees, our customer partners, our team of sales representatives and our vendor partners. The combined resources will increase our strength and efficiencies. Our new partnership and strategy will be a win-win for all parties.”
Dreumex is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and has branches in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France. It supplies products in over 30 countries.