Leadec acquires UK service specialist “Partners in Hygiene”
Stuttgart (Germany) /Darlington (UK), 20 September 2021 – Leadec, a portfolio company of Triton Fund IV and one of the leading providers of technical services in the automotive and manufacturing industries, has taken over Partners in Hygiene (PiH), a service specialist for the food industry, as of September 03, 2021. Thus, Leadec is strengthening its footprint in the food and beverage industry as well as in technical cleaning and hygiene services.
“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,” says Georgi Tschumburidse, Senior Vice President Operations Leadec Eastern Europe/UK.
Partners in Hygiene was founded in 2006 and is specialized in high-standard hygiene services for the food and beverage industry. More than 300 employees 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. Thus, the company serves one of the most demanding industries.
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.
“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,” says Peter Barker, one of the three managing directors of PiH.
Leadec is the leading global service specialist for factories across their entire life cycle and related infrastructure. The company, which is headquartered in Stuttgart, employs about 18,000 people worldwide. In 2020 Leadec earned sales of around EUR 830 million. For almost 60 years, Leadec has been supporting its customers along the entire production supply chain. The service provider is based at more than 300 sites, often directly at the customers’ plants and facilities.
Leadec’s global services comprise: Engineer (Production Planning & Optimization, Automation and Production IT), Install (Electrical Installation, Mechanical Installation and Relocation), Maintain (Production Equipment Maintenance and Technical Cleaning), Support (Technical Facility Management, Infrastructural Facility Management and Logistics) as well as other local services. The Leadec.os digital business platform is used to record all processes end-to-end and integrate further digital services.
Since its establishment in 1997, Triton has sponsored ten funds, focusing on businesses in the industrial & technology, services, consumer and health sectors. The Triton funds invest in and support the positive development of medium-sized businesses headquartered in Europe.
Triton seeks to contribute to the building of better businesses for the longer term. Triton and its executives wish to be agents of positive change towards sustainable operational improvement and growth.
The 49 companies currently in Triton's portfolio have combined sales of around EUR 18 billion and employ around 104,000 employees.
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