Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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Certol International announces sale of business
Certol International has announced that MicroCare, located in New Britain, CT, the US, completed the sale of Certol in partnership with the company's co-founders and senior management in June. Certol, founded in 1979, will continue to operate under the Certol, Acid Magic, ProSpray, and its other ‘Pro’ brands.
"We closed this sale as Certol has proven to be a strong, essential business, which should benefit from a growing global focus on cleanliness and increasing the need for more cleaning and disinfecting products, particularly in the medical and dental arenas," explains Tom Tattersall, chief executive officer at MicroCare. “Certol is a perfect fit to our approach of providing a full spectrum of critical cleaning options to our customers.
Ed Cassinis, retiring Certol president states: "The sale of Certol was a very careful one to ensure we found the right fit for our company, our employees and our customers. We are pleased that MicroCare recognises the strengths of the Certol business as well as its future potential.
"With ongoing support from MicroCare, we are well-positioned to continue our profitable growth. With further investments in product development, information technology and distribution infrastructure, we stay committed to delivering a broad range of medical and dental infection-prevention products and user-friendly and safer industrial cleaners."
Certol specialises in the manufacture and global distribution of infection prevention products for the medical and dental markets and the development of more user-friendly industrial cleaners. Since 1979 Certol has developed hundreds of safe and effective products in response to their customers' evolving cleaning and disinfecting needs.
Certol's 46,000 square foot manufacturing plant is located in Commerce City, Colorado with products available through national and international distribution partners.
Certol has a partnership with the Government Services Administration. In addition, many Certol products hold certifications from organisations such as the National Sanitation Foundation and the American National Standards Institute. Certol follows good manufacturing practices (cGMPs) and is FDA and EPA compliant.
Fast-growing MicroCare, is a global company which since 1983 has been a leading manufacturer of safe, environmentally-progressive chemistries and tools used by industry for critical cleaning. These products are supplied to industries as diverse as electronics, metal finishing, transportation, communications, medical devices and aerospace with a goal of helping companies improve the performance and service life of products they make.
MicroCare has an ISO 9001:2015 registered quality system and is continually improving and expanding its range of products. MicroCare has full R&D labs, manufacturing facilities and logistics centers across the globe. MicroCare products include the MicroCare critical cleaning fluids, Sticklers fibre optic cleaners, MicroCare Medical lubricants and Certol disinfectants among its brands.
www.certol.com / www.microcare.com
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