CWS Group  and STAXS have reached an agreement on the intended acquisition of the STAXS cleanroom laundry division by CWS. The transaction will incorporate all existing contracts with customers and suppliers. Services will remain unchanged and provided from the same facility as currently. Details of this transaction were not disclosed.

With this acquisition, the CWS Group, a complete system provider in the solution areas hygiene, workwear and fire safety, will further strengthen its position in the Benelux market. STAXS, the Benelux leader in value added distribution of consumable products for cleanrooms in the life sciences industries, will fully focus on the cleanroom consumable market. Completion is expected to take place by the end of 2019.

The CWS cleanrooms rental service provides a quality assured cleaning, decontamination and sterilisation process with full traceability. With its cleanrooms business the company already offers cleanroom services in nine countries across Europe.

Within its workwear business, cleanrooms is a growth market for CWS. The acquisition of the cleanroom laundry division of STAXS reinforces CWS’ cleanroom footprint and is therefore a valuable addition to the CWS Group.

Markus Schad, business unit director CWS Cleanrooms said: “Benelux is a significant growth market for us. Both CWS and STAXS aim for the highest standards in the market and are fully focussed to deliver solutions to customers, therefore this acquisition is a perfect fit for CWS. We are looking forward to broaden our cleanroom service network and offer our customers the best possible services from both companies”.

Johan-Detlef Dubbelboer, CEO of STAXS said: “Combining the strength of our cleanroom laundry with the platform of cleanroom laundries of CWS does give opportunities for both our companies as well as for customers. STAXS focusses fully on the consumable part of the business and its expansion throughout Europe.”