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schülke, a global leader in infection prevention and hygiene solutions for the healthcare industry, acquires the Danish company Wet Wipe
schülke continues its growth course and makes a strategically important introduction in Scandinavia
Norderstedt, 08. July 2022. schülke Group, a global leader in infection prevention and hygiene solutions for the healthcare industry, announces the acquisition of the Danish company Wet Wipe A/S (“Wet Wipe”). Wet Wipe is the market leader in surface wipes in the Scandinavian healthcare market – Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway.
schülke, a leader in infection prevention products, has more than 1,100 dedicated employees, over 20 subsidiaries and three production sites in Germany (schülke), France (Bioxal) and Brazil (Vic Pharma). People in more than 80 countries around the world rely every day on schülke’s infection prevention and hygiene solutions and we are excited to extend this reach with four additional countries via the acquisition of Wet Wipe.
Commenting on the acquisition, Schülke CEO Stefan Kukacka said, “We are very pleased to welcome Wet Wipe to the schülke Group. Wet Wipe is a perfect addition to our product range and highly complementary to schülke’s mission of ‘Protecting lives worldwide’. As with schülke, the focus on innovation is firmly anchored in the DNA of Wet Wipe. The acquisition clearly underlines our ambitious growth strategy and represents a key milestone for further expansion into the Scandinavian market.”
Philip Chr. Glad, CEO and owner of Wet Wipe: ” We are very pleased to now be part of the schülke Group, with their longstanding expertise and global scale and where we can contribute our innovative strength and Scandinavian market knowledge. We see this collaboration as an opportunity to lift Wet Wipe’s potential to new heights, while maintaining our brand and company DNA. Schülke is the most recognized and well-established company in the industry, and I look forward to a collaboration where we together strengthen our efforts to increase the hygiene focus in the Scandinavian healthcare market and leverage our complementary product portfolio to protect more lives”.
Schülke & Mayr
Schülke & Mayr GmbH has been a global leader in infection prevention and hygiene control for more than 130 years. With its wide range of high-quality and innovative products, expert advice and reliable service, schülke offers holistic concepts for infection prevention in professional healthcare markets, consumers and in the pharmaceutical sector.
Committed to our mission of protecting lives worldwide, we actively contribute to the safety and protection of human health in our strategic business areas of Healthcare, Over the Counter (OTC) and Industrial Hygiene. Infectious agents know no borders – this is gaining even more importance in today’s globalized world.
schülke is present with more than 1,100 dedicated employees, over 20 subsidiaries and three production sites in Germany (schülke), France (Bioxal) and Brazil (Vic Pharma). People in more than 80 countries around the world rely on our products every day. www.schuelke.de
Wet Wipe A/S
Wet Wipe is a Danish company founded in 2007, originating from the Glad family business, which has been in existence since 1880. Wet Wipe is a leading supplier of highly specialized disposable surface wipes in the Nordic healthcare sector. The products are developed in Denmark and manufactured in Germany.