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Christeyns is a manufacturer of chemicals for a wide variety of industries, working in the "business to business" sector. A family run company with HQ in Ghent Belgium the group employs around 650 people with an annual turnover of over 200 million Euros.

The UK operation consists of three businesses, Christeyns UK based in Bradford employing 110 people, formerly known as "Oils and Soaps" and is probably one of Bradford's oldest manufacturing companies (founded in 1874, becoming "Oils and Soaps" in 1963), today its principal focus is the supply of detergent, supporting chemicals and engineering expertise into the Commercial Laundry sector and works with many of the leading companies in this market, also a very strong focus in manufacturing chemicals for the construction sector.

In 2012 Christeyns UK acquired 100% of the business of Alex Reid, a supplier to the dry cleaning market and also 50% of the shares of Klenzan based in Warrington, a business that serves the food and beverage sector with a strong focus in the dairy industry

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