Ecolab Inc. has acquired RP Adam Ltd (Arpal Group), the 126-year-old manufacturer of cleaning and disinfectant products based in the Scottish Borders.
Arpal Group has a strong footprint in the long-term care and commercial catering sectors in the UK and Ireland, as well as the thriving hospitality sector in the Middle East. The UK operation, based in Selkirk, employs 85 factory and field personnel and the UAE operation, based in Dubai, has 46 employees. Annual sales for the group are approximately $20 million.
Ecolab is a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site services to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimise water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality, and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world.
The shared focus is to continue bringing value to end-user customers and distributors through service levels and technical excellence. Other than the change of ownership, Arpal Group will continue to work with suppliers, customers and distributors as it did before the acquisition.