Ecolab acquires the pest control activities of ISS

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In an announcement made on 1 October 2009 ISS Pest Control has been acquired by Ecolab in an arrangement that will see Ecolab becoming ISS UK’s pest services provider of choice.

The press release states that the sale, with effect from 13 October 2009, is seen as an ideal situation for both parties.

Henrik Andersen, CEO for ISS said: “The sale of ISS Pest Control to Ecolab is a ‘win win’ for everyone involved as we have entered into a partnership arrangement with Ecolab to provide our pest services, whilst those involved will benefit from a business that has a significant pest control offering. I wish all those who will be making the move the very best for the future.”

Dave Adams, Ecolab Pest Elimination general manager in the UK said: “I warmly welcome our new associates (Editors note: associates = staff to you and me) to Ecolab. This addition increases our associates to nearly 650 nationwide and further strengthens our ability to deliver, innovative and proactive pest services with dedicated locally managed teams.”

By way of background
Ecolab is the global leader in cleaning, sanitizing, food safety and infection prevention products and services. Founded in 1923 and headquartered in St. Paul, Minnisota, USA, Ecolab has been partnering with customers for more than 85 years. Ecolab serves customers in more than 160 countries across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, and employs more than 26,000 associates. Ecolab delivers comprehensive programmes and services to the foodservice, food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, government and education, retail, textile care, commercial facilities and vehicle wash industries.

ISSwas founded in Denmark in 1901. Today it is one of the world’s largest facility service providers, employing over 40,000 people in the UK alone. The company offers the full range of facility services including cleaning, catering, office support and property services.

ISS came into pest control in 2005 with the purchase of London-based Standby Pest Control.



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