Mr. Jules Robert Christeyns founds a soap factory in Ghent, Belgium. The company Christeyns offers soaps and detergents for the Professional Cleaning industry, the Laundry business and industrial Oleochemicals (see GOVI).
The Bostoen family takes over management of Christeyns.
Christeyns starts looking beyond the borders. Various takeovers and alliances mean the start of a European expansion.
Christeyns takes over Oils&Soaps Ltd (Bradford UK), specialist in laundry products and Concrete Admixtures (see OSCRETE).
The acquisition of JohnsonDiversey laundry activities puts Christeyns at the top of the European laundry market.
Christeyns extends its offer with the launch of a Food Hygiene Department.
With the acquisition of Laboratoire Phagogène, Christeyns also starts in the Medical sector (see Phagogène).
Christeyns is growing organically. Beside Europe, it is now active in the U.S., Brazil and in the Gulf Area.
Christeyns will continue to invest in people and innovation, to fuel further growth both in geographies and markets.