From a local Belgian company to an international group

1946

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).

1989

The Bostoen family takes over management of Christeyns.

1995

Christeyns starts looking beyond the borders. Various takeovers and alliances mean the start of a European expansion.

1998

Christeyns takes over Oils&Soaps Ltd (Bradford UK), specialist in laundry products and Concrete Admixtures (see OSCRETE).

2005

The acquisition of JohnsonDiversey laundry activities puts Christeyns at the top of the European laundry market.

2010

Christeyns extends its offer with the launch of a Food Hygiene Department.

2012

With the acquisition of Laboratoire Phagogène, Christeyns also starts in the Medical sector (see Phagogène).

Today

Christeyns is growing organically. Beside Europe, it is now active in the U.S., Brazil and in the Gulf Area.

Tomorrow

Christeyns will continue to invest in people and innovation, to fuel further growth both in geographies and markets. 

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