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Essity expands wiping and cleaning portfolio with acquisition of Legacy Converting
Essity has acquired the US professional wiping and cleaning company Legacy Converting, which manufactures sanitising and disinfecting wet-wipes, chemical-ready wipes and dry wipes, including the EPA-regulated Everwipe brand of disinfecting and wiping products.
Based in New Jersey and founded in 2004, Legacy Converting manufactures roll and folded wipes in a variety of formats including pop-up canister, bucket and resealable packs. The company services customers in the public interest, commercial and healthcare market segments via the industrial and office supply sales channels.
The acquisition will strengthen the Tork product portfolio and will provide significant benefits to Essity's North American customers. With an expanded professional hygiene offering and a more profound surface cleaning and disinfecting expertise, it will be easier to fulfill customers' sustainable hygiene needs through one partner - Essity.
"As the maker of the global leading Tork professional hygiene brand, we are committed to offering customers a full suite of innovative sustainable hygiene products and services," says Don Lewis, president professional hygiene, Essity. The acquisition strengthens our wiping and cleaning product expertise and offering and is a step in our expansion of this product.
"Both Essity and Legacy share common values related to sustainability, customer service and innovation, so we are excited to bring Legacy on board as a complement to our Tork brand of professional hygiene products and services."
Jason Slosberg, managing director and co-founder/vice president operations, Legacy Converting, says:
"Legacy has worked hard to build a world class manufacturing operation, team and brand from the ground up. Joining forces with Essity allows us to continue to execute on our mission on a global scale. Essity is truly a world class organisation; we couldn't be more excited to be aligning with them to deliver amazing products and customer experiences to our partners."
3rd February 2022