Ecolab acquires Chemstar

Transaction expands Ecolab’s food safety and freshness offerings for food retail.

Ecolab has acquired Chemstar Corporation, a US-based supplier of food safety and cleaning and sanitising solutions focused on the grocery and food retail markets.

Chemstar and its Sterilox Fresh product line serve customers in the US and Canada, and the company’s 2018 sales were approximately $40 million.

Bobby Mendez, Ecolab executive vice president and president, Global Services & Specialty, said: “Chemstar’s food safety solutions align well with our existing offerings and will enhance and broaden our ability to meet the needs of our food retail customers.”

Chemstar offers a range of food safety, sanitation and freshness solutions for kitchen care, surface and floor care, hand hygiene, food sanitation, and produce and floral freshness for food retail and convenience stores.

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