TORONTO, May 31, 2019 – Citron Hygiene LP (Citron) has entered the washroom services market in the UK having acquired 1st Class Hygiene (1st Class) from the Fantham family, headquartered in Leicestershire, England. The acquisition closed on May 1st, 2019. 1st Class has been operating for over twenty years and provides a comprehensive range of washroom and facility hygiene services and related products.
This is Citron’s second acquisition within the UK. In July 2018, Citron acquired Admiral Cleaning Services Limited also based out of Leicestershire, England. With Admiral, an industry leading facility supply distributor, 1st Class now provides the infrastructure to expand washroom and facility hygiene services to an expanded group of customers, building out a wonderfully robust offering for this market. Both entities have now been rolled up into Citron Hygiene UK Limited. “We are excited to be executing on our global vision and welcome 1st Class to the Citron team” Peter Farrell, CEO of Citron stated. “With this acquisition comes the opportunity to welcome a new group of Team Members who are very experienced in the service industry and provides a great foundation for Citron to grow its innovative washroom and facility hygiene platforms in the UK.”
On behalf of the Fantham family, Paul Fantham noted, “As we looked to expand our business in the UK, we were introduced to Peter and the extended Citron team and couldn’t help but feel excited about their plans, both in the UK and globally. Citron became the obvious choice for our family to partner with.” Both Paul and Philip Fantham will join Citron in leadership roles within Citron’s UK organization and be an integral part of building the Citron’s brand within the UK.