Christeyns expands Scandinavian laundry activities

Ghent – 4  July 2017 – The international detergent group CHRISTEYNS strengthens its position in the Scandinavian market with the acquisition of the laundry activities of two local players, LILLEBORG and NOVADAN.

LILLEBORG is part of the Norwegian Orkla-group. Within its laundry business, the company sells chemicals, dosing equipment and other products to professional laundries all over Norway.
“We have come to the conclusion that it will be too challenging for us to serve our customers with the best professional laundry solutions and capabilities without an international partner. After considering different options, we have concluded that Christeyns is a perfect match and the best owner of the business for the future. They are passionate about laundry and focus on customer value creation. Combined with our position and capabilities, we are confident that this is a good solution for our customers and employees”, says Petter Hellman, CEO of Lilleborg. The complete Lilleborg Professional Laundry Team will stay on board after the change of ownership.

At the same time Christeyns also took over the laundry clientele of NOVADAN, a Danish supplier of high quality cleaning and hygiene solutions.

As market leader in Europe, Christeyns can offer Scandinavian industrial laundries a golden combination of innovative products, an outstanding service and real hands-on support. Its extensive team of dedicated experts are committed to continuously improve their customers’ Laundry Operations.

Both the Lilleborg and Novadan take-over deals are expected to be completed in the early autumn of 2017.
Together with last year’s acquisition of Vic Kemi in Sweden, this further consolidates Christeyns’ position and shows its commitment to invest in the Scandinavian market.

For more information, feel free to contact Peter Bauwens, Christeyns VP Laundry Technology Europe at
+32 (0) 9 223 38 71 or e-mail