German group CWS agrees to acquire Dutch cleanroom laundry Staxs

The transaction includes all existing contracts with customers and suppliers in the Benelux region

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CWS Group, the German solutions provider in hygiene, workwear and fire safety, has agreed to acquire the laundry division of Dutch contamination control specialist Staxs.

Headquartered in Nijehaske, the Netherlands, Staxs is a Benelux distributor of consumable products for cleanrooms in the life sciences and other industries.

In a joint statement, the companies said the transaction incorporates all existing contracts with customers and suppliers. Services will remain unchanged and provided from the same facility as currently.

With this acquisition, the CWS Group further strengthens its position in the Benelux market. The group already offers cleanroom services, from cleaning and decontamination to sterilisation process with full traceability, in nine countries across Europe.

Markus Schad, Business Unit Director CWS Cleanrooms commented: “Benelux is a significant growth market for us. Both CWS and Staxs aim for the highest standards in the market and are fully focussed on delivering solutions to customers; therefore this acquisition is a perfect fit for CWS.”

As a result of the deal, Staxs will solely operate in the cleanroom consumables market.

Commenting on the deal, Johan-Detlef Dubbelboer, CEO of Staxs, said: “Combining the strength of our cleanroom laundry with the platform of cleanroom laundries of CWS does give opportunities for both our companies as well as for customers. Staxs focusses fully on the consumable part of the business and its expansion throughout Europe.”

The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Still, completion is expected to take place by the end of 2019.

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