SCANDINAVIAN AQUISITION FOR KILLGERM

West Yorkshire pest control products maker and distributor Killgerm Group has acquired a Scandinavian counterpart.

The Ossett-based company has snapped up Milluck, based in Malmö, Sweden, which supplies the professional pest control service market in the country and elsewhere in Scandinavia.

Killgerm currently has operations in 11 countries on four continents worldwide.

Rupert Broome, Killgerm Group managing director, said: "Our Killgerm and PestWest operations have had a longstanding relationship with Milluck since the business was founded by Per Nilsson in 2007.

"In that time Per has built an excellent operation which is very similar in many ways to our operations within the Killgerm Division.

"As such, there is a natural fit between our businesses. Also, the dedication and professionalism of Per and his team is absolutely aligned with the values of Killgerm.

"We see many synergies between the Killgerm and Milluck businesses, in terms of products, customers and geographic coverage throughout the Scandinavian region.

"Acquiring a physical presence in this important market will also complement and strengthen the existing footprint for Killgerm Division, alongside existing operations in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

"Cultural fit is also extremely important to us, and I am delighted that the existing management team, led by Per Nilsson as managing director, will continue to drive forward the Milluck business under the banner of Killgerm Scandinavia, and now with the added benefit of the substantial resources of the whole of Killgerm Group to support their efforts."

Per Nilsson, managing director of Milluck AB, added: "We are delighted to now be part of Killgerm Group, which has been a very strong partner for us for many years.

"The joining of our businesses is truly a substantial step forward for the future of Milluck AB. We will continue to set the highest standards for supporting our customers in terms of product supply and personal service.

"I am looking forward to an exciting future with Killgerm, which is a very professional company with strong values, and which is highly respected in the pest control industry.

"Our businesses will share a great synergy, while enjoying the added benefits of each other's experience throughout Scandinavia."