Ecolab acquires Arpal Group

Ecolab acquires Arpal Group

Ecolab Inc. announced that it acquires RP Adam Ltd (Arpal Group), the 126-year-old manufacturer of cleaning and disinfectant products. Arpal Group has a strong footprint in long-term care sector in the UK, Ireland and the Middle East. The UK operation, based in Selkirk, employs 85 factory and field personnel. The UAE operation, based in Dubai, has 46 employees. Annual sales for the group are approximately $20 million.

For Ecolab, this deal brings RP Adam strength in regional, independent customers and in the long-term care sector nationally in the UK. It also adds Arpal Gulf’s expertise in commercial catering in the UAE in particular. For the Arpal Group, Ecolab’s global reach in corporate accounts presents significant opportunities to develop product and equipment innovation, customer and employee training, as well as enhanced customer service capabilities.

The shared focus is to continue bringing value to end-user customers and distributors through unmatched service levels and technical excellence. Arpal Group will continue to work with suppliers, customers and distributors as it did before the acquisition.