Expanding our presence in the USA
Yesterday afternoon, our USA division signed a merger agreement with UNX Industries to create the U.S based UNX-Christeyns. This 50-50 partnership brings together more than 100 years of experience in the textile care industry.
Thanks to this merger U.S. current and future customers will benefit from significant opportunities. By combining our global innovation and supply chain capabilities with UNX’s domestic manufacturing and distribution platform, they will have access to a wider selection of products and wash concepts, enhanced service, and chemical innovation and R&D capabilities.
“We have embraced family values for over 60 years in our business, and now another like-minded family-oriented business with a global reach has joined us,” commented Josh Lilley, who will serve as Chief Executive Officer . ‘This agreement makes us a stronger, more flexible organization that is laser focused on expanding our presence in the U.S.”
“We intend to be one of the top three chemical providers in the textile care sector,” said Rudi Moors, the President of the new company. “As a family owned company, UNX developed very close relationships with their customers that was integral in building their business. When you add in the full complement of resources from an internationally respected company, UNX-Christeyns represents the best of both worlds. We have our customers’ best interests in mind, and our combined resources and experience will benefit them across the board.”
Sales and service staffs, as well as the established and highly respected distributor networks throughout the country, will remain in place. From July 1 onwards, U.S customers will be welcomed at the company headquarters in Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
UNX was founded in 1958 and earned a reputation for providing companies with superior, commercial grade cleaning products for their laundry, houskeeping and warewash needs. A trusted supplier to a variety of industries including industrial laundries, education, healthcare, food service, hospitality and athletics.
More info? U.S. customers can learn more by calling 800-869-6171 or visit the website. UNX-Christeyns will also be present at the upcoming Clean Show, July 30-August 2 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta (booth #4128).
Photo caption: Principals involved with the new UNX-Christeyns include, from left to right: Board Chairman Griff Garner; Board member Edwin Clark; CEO Josh Lilley; owners Josh Clark and Alain Bostoen, and Mr. Bostoen’s son, Hector; Vice President of Operational Integration Ann Cayet; and President Rudi Moors.