Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, food safety and hygiene technologies and services, closed on its acquisition of CID Lines, a leading global provider of livestock biosecurity and hygiene solutions.
"By leveraging our combined strengths and expertise, we will help develop and expand the hygiene solutions for the future of the food industry," said Nick Alfano, Ecolab executive vice president and general manager of Global Food & Beverage.
The new division will enable a focus on the livestock biosecurity and dairy farm markets, to serve emerging needs, protect the health of the animals, and provide dairy farmers with a complete offering to keep their cows healthy and the milk supply safe.
"We are happy to strengthen our offering range and footprint as we continue to serve our customers and grow the business around the globe," said Koen Brutsaert, co-founder and chief executive officer of CID Lines.
A trusted partner at nearly three million commercial customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services. With annual sales of $15 billion and 50,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions, data-driven insights and personalized service to advance food safety, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use, and improve operational efficiencies and sustainability for customers in the energy, food, healthcare, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. www.ecolab.com
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