Vic, July 1, 2021.
The international group CHRISTEYNS, leader in the European hygiene market, acquires the Catalan company ITRAM HIGIENE, hygiene experts for the food industry. This investment is part of the strategy adopted by CHRISTEYNS to extend its activities to the food hygiene market and represents a step forward in its expansion to the European market.
The acquisition operation took place on June 29, at the facilities that ITRAM HIGIENE has in Vic (Barcelona). The event was attended by the CEO of the CHRISTEYNS group, Alain Bostoen, the General Director of ITRAM HIGIENE, Martirià Latorre, and the General Director of CHRISTEYNS in Spain, Ramón Bertó.
ITRAM Higiene, based in the Barcelona region, was founded by Mr. Martirià Latorre in 2005. The company fully focuses on the food and beverage industry with a wide range of high-quality cleaning and disinfecting products. Over the years the business developed in Spain, but also internationally, thanks to continued innovation notably in the field of biofilm detection and elimination. With a team of highly skilled technicians serving specialized hygiene distributors all over the world, the company has grown strongly.
The General Director of ITRAM HIGIENE, Martirià Latorre, who will join CHRISTEYNS FOOD HYGIENE as Deputy Director, has recognized his satisfaction for having found in CHRISTEYNS a solid partner for his company. Martirià has defined CHRISTEYNS as » a family business with long term growth ambitions that welcome my team, and where we will be able to continue to grow and develop our business together in the coming years.’
On his part, the General Director of CHRISTEYNS in Spain, Ramón Bertó, has stated that he is very excited about the incorporation of the ITRAM HIGIENE team to the group, as well as welcoming all the team. » With the acquisition of ITRAM we are stronger and smarter, and we feel we will benefit, not only as Spanish company, but as the whole Christeyns group from the innovations Itram brought to the market.’,» said Ramón Bertó.
For Itram Higiene, belonging to the Christeyns group will allow us to have more resources for innovation, have a much wider range of products, access new markets and offer an even more complete and specialized service to our customers.
CHRISTEYNS entered the Spanish food hygiene market in 2018 through the acquisition of BETELGEUX, a company specialized in offering hygiene solutions to all types of industries, based in the Valencian Community. With the new acquisition, the entire ITRAM HIGIENE team will join the CHRISTEYNS organization, making it stronger, better positioned in the market and capable of offering its comprehensive hygiene services.
CHRISTEYNS is a fast-growing Belgian hygiene expert company in the B2B segment based in Ghent. In just over 70 years, the company has grown from a local family business to a renowned global player in the international market for chemicals and detergents, with satisfied customers in more than 50 countries. The various business divisions include Professional Textile Care, Food & Beverage Industry, Professional Cleaning, Health & Life Sciences. CHRISTEYNS is distinguished mainly by the personalization of its services, attending to the needs of its clients, innovation and development. Its more than 1,000 employees are spread over more than 30 subsidiaries on all continents, contributing to consolidated sales of more than 295 million euros in 2020.