US firm acquires Quat-Chem

US firm acquires Quat-Chem

Rochdale-based hygiene products specialist Quat-Chem has been acquired by Nasdaq-listed Neogen Corporation.

Quat-Chem is an internationally recognised supplier of the widely used biocidal active, benzalkonium chloride and amine oxide.

The company operates in the agriculture, dairy farming, food processing and healthcare sectors and has a substantial presence in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia and the Far East.

Neogen Corporation on the other hand develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety.

Founded in 1982, the Michigan headquartered firm has expanded internationally and now employs more than 1,000 people across the globe.

Dr. Rubinah Chowdhary, scientific director at Quat-Chem, said: “Quat-Chem’s product development activities and its manufacturing capabilities in Europe provide a complementary fit to Neogen’s strategy of expanding its biosecurity business.

“The importance of biosecurity is internationally recognised as critical to safe-guarding livestock health and food safety.

“The demand for safe, performance-tested disinfection products offers considerable potential, with Neogen’s expertise in biosecurity and its global reach, we feel Quat-Chem and its products are in good hands.”


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