Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 16th March 2023 Issue no. 1056
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Citron Hygiene completes follow up acquisition in the UK
Toronto, Canada-based Citron Hygiene has entered the washroom services market in the UK having acquired 1st Class Hygiene from the Fantham family, headquartered in Leicestershire, on 1st May. 1st Class has been operating for over 20 years and provides a comprehensive range of washroom hygiene, pest control services and related products.
This is Citron's second acquisition within the UK. In July 2018, Citron acquired Admiral Cleaning Services - also based out of Leicestershire, England. With Admiral, an industry leading facility supply distributor, 1st Class now provides the infrastructure to expand washroom and pest control services to an extended group of customers, building out a wonderfully robust offering for this market.
Both entities have now been rolled into Citron Hygiene UK.
"We are excited to be executing on our global vision and welcome 1st Class to the Citron team," says Peter Farrell, CEO of Citron (pictured). "With this acquisition comes the opportunity to welcome a new group of team members who are very experienced in the service industry and it provides a great foundation for Citron to grow its innovative washroom and pest control platforms in the UK."
On behalf of the Fantham family, Paul Fantham notes: "As we looked to expand our business in the UK, we were introduced to Peter and the extended Citron team and couldn't help but feel excited about their plans, both in the UK and globally.
"Citron became the obvious choice for our family to partner with."
Both Paul and Philip Fantham will join Citron in leadership roles within Citron's UK organisation and be an integral part of building the Citron's brand within the UK.
Citron Hygiene is a leading provider of commercial washroom & food service hygiene and pest control solutions, as well as a broad range of chemical and other facility-based products & services. With over 40 years of extensive industry experience, it is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario with offices across Canada, the US and the UK.
Citron Hygiene is committed to Building healthy spaces(tm) by combining proprietary products and processes, certified and dedicated staff, and trusted, best-in-class vendor-partners to deliver unparalleled, holistic health and hygiene solutions. The design and delivery of everything we do, reflects our deep understanding of commercial facilities, our singular focus on customer needs and goals, and our abiding respect for the environment and its sustainability.
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