Partners in Hygiene acquired by Leadec

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Leadec, a leading global service specialist for factories across their entire life cycle and related infrastructure, has acquired Partners in Hygiene (PiH), a service specialist for the food industry.

Founded in 2006, PiH ha more than 300 employees who provide services in the areas of food factory hygiene, kitchen deep cleaning, periodic environmental cleaning and ventilation cleaning. Customers include many food manufacturers based in the north of England and Scotland.

The acquisition will see Leadec strengthen its footprint in the food and beverage industry as well as in technical cleaning and hygiene services.

Georgi Tschumburidse, Senior Vice President Operations Leadec Eastern Europe/UK commented: “Hygiene services are well aligned to our strongest UK service line of technical cleaning. PiH’s experience within food factories in northern UK ideally complements our strategic diversification into the F&B industry and the sharpening of our portfolio in the manufacturing industry.”

Peter Barker, one of the three Managing Directors at PiH said: “We have found a strong partner in Leadec. PiH is firmly established in the UK food industry; Leadec, in turn, has a global presence and strong technical expertise, including production equipment maintenance and facility management. The acquisition will enable us to grow further.”

Leadec has been present in the UK since 1999 and currently employs around 1,500 people here. The operations of PiH as well as its teams at the 14 sites across the UK will be maintained.

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