Christeyns Acquires Majority Share in German Medical Hygiene Manufacturer

Even though the investment climate is uncertain, hygiene expert Christeyns is expanding its medical hygiene activities by the acquisition of Pliwa, a German manufacturer of disinfection products for hospitals and dental care. The transaction will enable an increase in its production capacity of disinfectants for medical applications, as well as the ability to provide better support to the medical sector in the future.

After the acquisitions of Laboratoire Phagogène and Ecolab’s Life Science Division in France, Christeyns now adds a third company to its European Life Science Portfolio. Established in Malsfeld in Germany in 1991 , Pliwa produces a wide range of hand, instrument and surface disinfection products. In 2020 the company is expecting to realize a turnover of over 5 million euros.

Christeyns CEO, Alain Bostoen: “Although the acquisition has been planned for some time, it is still quite a risk for us to invest right now. Nevertheless, we want to take the investment risk. More than ever before, it is clear that hygiene in the healthcare sector is of vital importance for both patients and care providers. Therefore it is our duty to optimally support the medical sector in the future with safe and high-quality products. We can do this together with Pliwa.”