ST. PAUL, Minn. — Ecolab has expanded its U.S. Pest Elimination business through the purchase of three strategically aligned U.S. pest services businesses that provide specialized capabilities in food storage. These will broaden Ecolab’s pest elimination solutions for the food and beverage industry, Ecolab announced.
“These acquisitions will complement our already strong offerings in the food and beverage markets. They bring a premium product and service approach similar to our own, and through the addition of their expertise in food storage treatment, we can further strengthen our pest services offering to food and beverage customers – and play a bigger role in protecting the safety of food and our customer’s operations across the food chain,” said Bobby Mendez, executive vice president and president of Ecolab’s Global Services and Specialty business.
The acquired companies are Food Protection Services LLC (FPS), which operates in the Pacific Northwest, Great Lakes, Midwest and the Mississippi Delta; Royal Pest Solutions, Inc., operating in the Mid-Atlantic region from New Jersey to South Carolina; and Research Fumigation Company, LLC, serving customers in the Gulf Coast states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Sales for the combined companies were $36 million in 2016.
The transaction closed December 1. No further details were announced.