Ecolab Acquires Swiss Hygiene Provider vanBaerle

December 02, 2020

Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has acquired vanBaerle Hygiene AG, a privately held hygiene provider in Switzerland.  vanBaerle offers a full range of cleaning, disinfectant and hygiene solutions for institutional settings. Headquartered in the Basel area, Switzerland, the company’s 2019 sales were approximately $20 million.

“Hygiene plays a vital role in both protecting public health and ensuring business can continue to operate, protecting against an economic downturn,” said Ecolab Vice President Nihad Hasagic, who is responsible for Ecolab’s Institutional business in Switzerland. “vanBaerle is expected to further expand our product line and service capabilities.”  “We look forward to ramping up our opportunities for growth and partnering with Ecolab moving forward,” said Daniel Schenk, owner of vanBaerle. “This brings together two brands known for their quality and service reputation.”  “We are particularly excited about vanBaerle’s sustainable product range which will extend the reach and better capture the market opportunity for the underlying market need in Switzerland,” said Hasagic.

Ecolab is not purchasing the vanBaerle Silicates business.  No further details were announced.

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