Christeyns acquires majority stake in German Pliwa


Christeyns acquires majority stake in German Pliwa


Hygiene expert Christeyns expands its activities in the Life Science Division with the acquisition of Pliwa, German producer of disinfection products for hospitals and dental care.  Although negotiated and signed before the corona crisis, the transaction – which was closed last Friday – will allow Christeyns to increase its production capacity of disinfectants for medical applications. As such the company hopes to provide even better support to the medical sector in these challenging times.

After the acquisitions of Laboratoire Phagogène and Ecolab’s Life Science Division in France, Christeyns now adds a third company to its European Life Science Portfolio. With the acquisition of Pliwa, Christeyns fortifies its position in this market and takes a step forward in the geographical expansion.

Established in Malsfeld (Germany) in 1991 , Pliwa produces a wide range of hand, instrument and surface disinfection products. In 2020 the company aims to reach a turnover of over 5 million euros.

New Managing director Mrs. Olivera Mautner, daughter of the former owner, will hold a minority share in the new company Pliwa Hygiene Gmbh. With this acquisition, Christeyns increases its group capacity in the production of disinfectants and cleaning products for medical devices. All jobs in the factory in Malsfeld are retained. The plant is GMP certified, has a special medicinal manufacturing permission and is certified for ISO 13485:2016 and MDD 93/42/EEC (for medical devices).