Christeyns acquires Clover Chemicals Ltd

International chemicals manufacturer Christeyns acquires UK based Clover Chemicals, strengthening its position in the professional cleaning & hygiene sector.

Based in Derbyshire, Clover Chemicals manufactures a wide range of over 200 cleaning products.  With a strong focus on research and development Clover’s range ensures consistent and high-quality cleaning results whilst maintaining a strong consideration for the environment.

The acquisition of Clover Chemicals is a great addition to the Christeyns family,” comments Alain Bostoen, Christeyns CEO.  “The people, expertise and quality of products produced by Clover make them a perfect fit for our business and we look forward to growing together with them.

Best known for its Laundry and Food & Beverage Divisions that manufacture highly efficient detergents, disinfectants and equipment, the purchase of Clover takes the Christeyns Professional Hygiene division to the next level.  Clover’s product range which includes Floorcare, Washroom and Skincare products will complement Christeyns existing offering.  Housekeeping, Hard Surface and Dishwashing products along with a range of dosing equipment options will also enhance the product portfolio.

We are excited to be joining such an ambitious group,” explained Des Eustace, MD of Clover.  “Christeyns’ core values of Family, Expertise, Passion and Continuous Improvement are an ideal fit for the future of the Clover business and we look forward to the exciting journey ahead as part of this deeply committed organisation.”

Clover will continue to run its current business activities at their High Peak site, with the existing team working closely alongside their new Christeyns colleagues in order to further strengthen and grow the Clover business.


Company info:

Founded 70 years ago in 1946, Christeyns developed into an international detergents and chemicals group in various B2B markets. Still a 100% privately owned family business, with head quarters in Ghent Belgium, Christeyns now runs 16 factories worldwide and produces specialist chemicals for several industry sectors. Over the past decade, the turnover has increased by an average of 17 percent annually, reaching a consolidated total turnover in excess of 350 million euros in 2018. The Christeyns group now employs around 900 people in sales offices spread across 30 countries.

Christeyns’ UK operation dates from 1998 when it bought the Oils & Soaps company, which was founded in Bradford in 1848.  With its headquarters still at Rutland Street in Bradford, Christeyns UK now includes cleaning chemicals specialists Cole & Wilson, Oscrete construction products and Warrington-based Christeyns Food Hygiene.

Founded in 1990, Clover Chemicals Ltd produces a range of over 200 products for the cleaning sector.  With a turnover of c.£8.5m and 80 employees, Clover is located in High Peak, Derbyshire and supplies to numerous areas of the cleaning industry.