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Christeyns takes over the Spanish Betelgeux
Christeyns has expanded its activities in Spain and Portugal with the acquisition of Betelgeux, Spanish producer of hygiene products for the food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.
Christeyns has built up a strong reputation as specialist in cleaning and disinfection products in the European food industry. With the acquisition of Betelgeux, Christeyns fortifies its position in this market and takes a step forward in the geographical expansion towards Latin-America.
Established in Ador (Valencia) in 1986, Betelgeux produces over 5,000,000Kg of industrial cleaning and disinfection products. In Spain, and via subsidiary companies in Portugal and Chile, the company reaches a consolidated turnover of over 8,5 million euros.
During the last few years, Christeyns and Betelgeux have already worked closely together in the food hygiene market. This collaboration led to a fruitful relationship of mutual trust.
Alain Bostoen, owner of Christeyns, says: "With its top-quality products, innovative concepts and well-trained people, Betelgeux is a valuable addition to our own Christeyns Food Hygiene department.
"I am happy to welcome the complete Betelgeux team, which consists of 50 people, to the Christeyns family. Their professional know-how, market knowledge, reputation and product portfolio will help us to expand our activities and to continue shaping the Christeyns strategy."
Christeyns is starting with the expansion of the production facilities in Ador, which will make it possible to double the production capacity. Once the works are completed, the strategic management of Christeyns Food Hygiene for the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America will be centralised from the new buildings.
Headquartered in Ghent, Christeyns has, in just over 70 years, evolved from a local family business into a reputed global player in the international chemicals and detergents market with satisfied customers in over 50 countries. The various domains of the business activities include professional textile care, the food and beverage industry, professional cleaning and healthcare. The company's 900 + employees are spread over more than 26 subsidiaries on all continents, contributing to the consolidated sales amounting to over 300 million euros in 2017.
T: +32 (0)9 223 38 71 (Christeyns NV) / T: +34 962 871 345 (Betelgeux SL)
25th January 2018