Christeyns stands for premium chemicals, reliable equipment and flexible, customised service. Our portfolio includes hygiene solutions for professional textile care, food processing & retail, the professional cleaning industry and the medical and life sciences sectors. We have grown from a family owned business into a big international player, rooted in our local communities to really understand your need and expectations.

Founded in

in Ghent, Belgium

More than

employees worldwide

Head Quarters in


More than

million Euros turnover

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Active in more than 50 countries with 49 subsidiaries, 19 production facilities and 13 research centers.

A Virtual Tour of Christeyns

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Our values

At Christeyns, we are a family of experts, with a passion and deep commitment to continuously improve our customer’s operations. Our mission therefore consists out of 4 core values:

We work together in an open and constructive way. Respect for each other and the environment forms the basis of our team.


We are professionals in our field with a lot of technical knowledge we like to share.


A strong passion for our job, the company and hygiene connects us.

Continuous improvement

We want to go forward by building strong solutions and constantly challenging ourselves.

Our history

1946 1946
Mr. Jules Roberts Christeyns opens a small soap factory in Ghent and starts producing soap and detergents for laundry businesses in his back yard. Soap was mainly used for washing and cleaning at that time and Mr. Christeyns explored new products and markets.
Albin De Vos, Uncle of current CEO Alain Bostoen, takes over the Christeyns soap factory.
1989 1989
The Bostoen family takes over the management of Christeyns.
The current management with Chairman Paul Bostoen, CEO Alain Bostoen and COO Jef Wittouck starts looking beyond the borders. Various takeovers and alliances mean the start of a European expansion.
2021 2021
Christeyns is active across Europe, in the US, the Gulf Area, South Africa, Asia and continues to grow.