India, 2nd June 2014:
Rentokil Initial India has expanded its foot-print in the country by acquiring yet another pest control service providing company PestconePlus in the state of Gujarat for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition strengthens Rentokil Initial’s wide range of service offerings, customers base and core competencies, in line with its strategy to be “Experts in the Essential Hygiene”.
Sam Easaw, Managing Director, Rentokil Initial India, states, “Acquisition of PestconePlusPvt. Ltd marks our entry into the state of Gujarat, an exciting and emerging market in India. We will continue to build our regional strength in India through organic and inorganic growth. This acquisition further strengthens our presence in India and supports our journey of accelerated growth through differentiated services. Our customers range from small to medium-sized organizations to local conglomerates and Multinational brands.”
Rentokil Initial established itself as a leading pest control service provider since 2008 in India and for more than 100 years internationally. The acquired company with offices across India will help in bringing an experienced local management team into the Company.The immediate focus will be on introducing some of Rentokil Initial’s industry leading technologies and employee development to ensure the existing members benefit from Rentokil Initial’s experience in pest control.
Economic affluence and frequent travelling has exposed Indian citizens to better hygiene and environment that has triggered the 13% growth in the pest control market in India.With presence across 65 geographies, Rentokil Initial will continue to invest and expand its presence across India as it strives to change the landscape of pest control in India. Rentokil Initial intends to provide sector-wise differentiated pest control and hygiene services through the implementation of global quality standards and stringent integrated pest management services. It aims to revolutionize the industry's standards both in terms of new technology, innovations and service excellence. Furthermore, the acquisition of PestconePlusPvt Ltd supports Rentokil Initial’s goal of offering enhanced and specialized services in Food Processing, Pharmaceutical, IT and Industrial and Manufacturing sectors.
About Rentokil Initial
Rentokil Initial is one of the largest business services companies in the world, operating in over 60 countries. The company offers route-based services including pest control, hygiene and work-wear through teams of local experts.Rentokil Initial India operates in more than 35 cities through a growing network of 700+ employees and over 18 branches and service locations. With services of integrated pest and hygiene risk management, we deploy our experts to educate, empower, protect and support businesses in the essential hygiene. Our customers can trust us to take care of the essentials, while they do what they do best for growth and development of their businesses. As the Experts in Essential Hygiene and through specialized services of Integrated Pest and Hygiene Risk Management, we empower and support the growth of businesses and the development of economies.
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