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Zenith Hygiene completes acquisition of CCL Pentasol

Published 7th September, 2016 by Neil Nixon

Zenith Hygiene completes acquisition of CCL Pentasol

Zenith Hygiene Group, the independent manufacturer, supplier and distributor of cleaning and hygiene chemicals and products, has completed the acquisition of CCL Pentasol, a UK-based supplier of chemicals for the food, dairy, brewing, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, for an undisclosed sum.

CCL Pentasol, and all its 51 employees, will join the growing portfolio of brands within the Zenith Hygiene Group. The acquisition further strengthens Zenith Hygiene's position with the group, now having in excess of 450 employees.

The first part of the integration process will see CCL Pentasol's water treatment division rebranded as Zenith Water Engineering. Global water demand is expected to surpass availability by 2050. This will significantly increase the pressure on domestic and industrial water supplies, with the main factors impacting on water availability in the UK being population growth, urbanisation, changes in consumer habits, and climate change. Zenith will leverage CCLP's experience, innovation and in-depth audits to ensure maximisation of performance whilst keeping running costs and water usage at a cost-effective level for Zenith's customers.

Ringo Francis, Zenith Hygiene Group's CEO, said: “We're delighted to announce the completion of CCLP's acquisition. This deal has allowed us to move into new sectors and we are very excited today to confirm the rebranding of CCLP's water treatment division to Zenith Water Engineering. As a business, we thrive on innovation and efficiency. Our customers are at the heart of our business model and I am confident they will welcome the delivery of a combined, wider array of services and products to meet our goal of providing them with a fully integrated offer.”

Alex MacDonald, CCL Pentasol's managing director, added: “I am looking forward to joining the board of Zenith and working closely with Ringo and his team at driving a bigger, stronger and better positioned group to provide innovative hygiene solutions.”

The acquisition was funded through the company's balance sheet following the new £13.9 million funding package from Santander Corporate and Commercial, secured in April 2016.

Martyn Dawson, director, Santander Corporate and Commercial, said: “We were delighted to be able to work with Zenith and its ambitious management team to continue to support the firm's strategic growth. The acquisition and rebranding of CCL Pentasol will be a great addition to Zenith as it embarks on becoming a major competitor in the water treatment market.”

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