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CWS-boco takes over Cleanroom specialists Zahn-Hitex


As of now, CWS-boco takes over Zahn-Hitex, the full-service provider for Cleanroom laundry services, and in doing so expand its portfolio in this business area.

Dreieich, 7 April 2015. For many years now, CWS-boco has been successfully providing Cleanroom services in Ireland, China, Poland and Belgium. In 2014, the specialist for workwear garments opened a Cleanroom laundry in Heidenheim to meet the growing demand for Cleanroom clothing in the microelectronics sector, pharmaceutical industry, and packaging and foodstuff branches. CWS-boco is investing in the future sustainability of the company and expanding Cleanroom operations throughout the Group network. The latest development has been the acquisition of the Cleanroom specialists, Zahn-Hitex.

Max Teichner, Chairman of the management board of CWS-boco stressed that "in acquiring this small yet renowned company, our Group has gained an established Cleanroom specialist and an excellent team of experienced employees. We will be taking on the entire workforce." He went on to say that "their orientation towards tailored, high-quality solutions and strong focus on direct customer services tally well with the CWS-boco Group. We look forward to managing this motivated team locally, and to expanding our Cleanroom operations throughout the Group network."

Traditional Bavarian Company
Zahn-Hitex is based in the Bavarian town of Mühldorf and has built up an excellent reputation on the market. The family company was founded in 1948, and was initially known for dying, printing and chemically cleaning textiles. In the 1980s, the business developed to include Cleanroom operations, a field in which Zahn-Hitex quickly became a leading German player. Companies in the chemistry and pharmaceutical industries place great importance on meticulously processed Cleanroom garments.

Customer demands for garments to be as free from particles as possible are fulfilled by three Cleanrooms, classified according to ISO 4 and ISO 5. The processes used in the laundry are fully documented, and the processed garments are then repacked according to their specific use.

CWS-boco has acquired all of the shares of the sisters Ruth Zahn-Behringer and Christl Brüssel-Zahn, who were keen for the succession of their company to have been completed before they retire. Christl Brüssel-Zahn will continue to support the company as a consultant for the next two years.