Zenith Hygiene completes acquisition of CCL Pentasol


CCL Pentasol Water Treatment division is rebranded to Zenith Water Engineering  

Zenith Hygiene Group, UK supplier and distributor of cleaning and hygiene chemicals and products, says it has completed the acquisition of CCL Pentasol, a UK-based supplier of chemicals for the food, dairy, brewing, beverage and pharmaceutical industries for an undisclosed sum.

The deal, first announced on 17 June 2016, will see CCL Pentasol, and the entirety of its 51 employees, join the growing portfolio of brands within the Zenith Hygiene Group. It will considerably add to Zenith’s expertise by adding new growing markets such as Water Treatment, and industries such as food, dairy, brewing, beverage and pharmaceutical to its portfolio. The acquisition raises Zenith Hygiene’s staff numbers to 450 employees.

The first part of the integration process will see CCL Pentasol’s Water Treatment division rebranded as Zenith Water Engineering. Global water demand is expected to surpass availability by 2050[i]. This will significantly increase the pressure on domestic and industrial water supplies, with the main factors impacting on water availability in the UK being: population growth, urbanisation, changes in consumer habits and climate change. Zenith will leverage CCLP’s experience, innovation and in-depth audits to ensure maximisation of performance whilst keeping running costs and water usage at a cost-effective level for Zenith’s customers.

The acquisition was funded through the company’s balance sheet following the new £13.9m funding package from Santander Corporate & Commercial secured in April 2016.