Techtex with dual acquisitions in U.K.

U.K.-based company, celebrating 20 years of existence, expands healthcare and industrial wipes business

Technical Textile Services, commonly known as Techtex, a supplier of healthcare and industrial fabrics has bought two counterparts in a move which makes it one of the largest companies of its kind in the U.K. The Manchester, U.K.-based company sources nonwoven fabrics and manufactures a range of dry and wet wipes including branded, private label and generic products.

The company has acquired Whitminster International and Klenzeen, both headquartered in Stafford, U.K., for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition creates a group with revenues of more than GBP 20 million and a workforce above 90.

David Beardsworth, one of Techtex’s founding partners, will serve as sales director. He wil be joined by Steve Oldfield and operations director Brian Whitney  as well as Whitminster and Klenzeen directors Julian Ashworth, who becomes general manager, and David Thompson, who becomes sales manager.

The buyout is the fourth by Techtex in the past decade.

“These acquisitions will further strengthen our offer to customers in healthcare and industry, and will enhance our offer to new markets, including significant overseas opportunities,” says Beardsworth. “Current customers of all the companies now under Techtex should know that it is business as usual, and thanks to our combined resources, we are focused on an even keener approach to customer service, technical expertise and product quality.”

Techtex is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of healthcare and industrial fabrics. Our two trading divisions manufacture a variety of branded, private label and generic products ranging from high quality wet wipes to non woven geotextiles. Each division supplies many different industries but always with unrivalled customer service, technical expertise and quality.

Whitminster is a British manufacturer of wet and dry wipes supplying an extensive range of wiping solutions. We offer a comprehensive private label service and can supply the full range of impregnated wet wipe products for almost all applications. Our manufacturing operation is fully integrated from converting and blending to packaging processes and end of line operations.

Our aim is to always improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our business and we have secured a reputation for supplying high quality products with a reliable service to our customers, our professional impregnated wet wipe range includes the following:

– Surface Wipes

– Hand Sanitising Wipes

– Alcohol Free Wipes

– Patient Care Wipes

– Personal Hygiene Wipes

– Electro Fusion Welding Wipes

– DIY Wipes

– Construction Trade Wipes

– Industrial Wipes

– Automotive Wipes

– Food Service Wipes

– Graffiti Wipes

– Pillow Pack Wipes

– Probe Wipes

– Toilet Seat Wipes

– Alcohol Wipes

– Abrasive Hand Wipes

– Non-Abrasive Hand Wipes

– Infection Control Wipes

– Weils Approved Hand Wipes

– Disinfectant Wipes

– Janitorial Wipes

– Engineering Wipes

Klenzeen limited is an independent manufacturer of dry wipes and impregnated wet wipes based in Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK, the company operates from a 32000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility and employs over 30 members of staff, we currently supply to the whole of the UK and export to mainland Europe. We source a wide range of non-woven fabrics from low lint hydro entangled to cotton based products from leading manufacturers from all over the world.

Our manufacturing guidelines ensure all products are produced to the highest quality control under the ISO accreditation, we currently hold BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certification and are continually working to this standard to meet our customers’ expectations. Our aim is to always improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our business and we have secured a reputation for supplying high quality products with a reliable service to our customers.