Citron Hygiene has expanded its global footprint and entered the European market with its acquisition of Admiral Cleaning Supplies Limited in Leicestershire, England. This is Citron Hygiene‘s first acquisition outside of North America.
For 34 years Admiral has been one of the United Kingdom’s largest distributors of the HORECA market (Hotel/Restaurant/Café). They have two locations in the U.K., approximately 80 employees and 7,500 customer locations.
According to the press release, Andy Bottrill will continue to be the managing director of Admiral. Both he and Richard Adams, the commercial director, will stay with the business.
“Breaking into the European market has been a big step for our global growth strategy,” Peter Farrell, the President & CEO stated in the press release.
Since establishing a partnership with Birch Hill Equity Partners, Citron Hygiene has acquired six companies (now seven) in an effort to increase its corporate footprint. The acquisitions in the United States and Canada have enabled strong market expansion of Citron Hygiene’s core service platforms of washroom hygiene, pest control, ware-washing and chemical services, to the most sophisticated of commercial buildings, public spaces, and local eateries.”
“Much like how Citron strives in ‘building healthy spaces,’ Admiral focuses on creating the clean, professional environments that support the health and wellness of building occupants,” Peter Farrell added.
Citron Hygiene plans to implement their washroom services platform in the U.K.