Anticimex announces acquisition of leading Australian pest control company Amalgamated Pest Control

Pressrelease 07-09-2016 01:00

Anticimex, the world’s fourth-largest pest control company, today announces its acquisition of Amalgamated Pest Control (“Amalgamated”), in Australia via its subsidiary Flick-Anticimex.

Amalgamated is the third largest pest control company in Australia and provides pest management services from Darwin, in the Northern Territory, along the entire eastern seaboard of Australia down to Adelaide in South Australia.

Amalgamated has been in the local Australian market since 1923. The modern day company was formed in 1961, following the amalgamation of two family owned pest control businesses and provides high quality pest management services to both its commercial and residential clients.

Mick Farr, CEO and Director of Amalgamated Pest Control, commented:

“Two years ago our Board recognized that to remain competitive and to continue to grow our business, we needed new ideas, new energy and new investment to diversify, in order to meet future opportunities and challenges. And so began a process to meet with potential investors and other companies in our industry, both locally and overseas, to see if we could find an organisation that was like-minded, operationally a good fit, and most importantly, someone that would embrace the Amalgamated culture. Anticimex, a leading specialist in preventive pest control, stood well above the others and was our clear choice.  They are committed to creating exciting new opportunities for our employees and our stakeholders while maintaining the focus on high quality services that our clients have come to expect.”

Jarl Dahlfors, CEO and President of Anticimex Group, commented:

“Our vision is to be the global leader in preventive pest control. With the recently completed acquisition of Amalgamated we take another step towards reaching this goal. Amalgamated is a great fit for us and their company culture and ability to deliver high quality services aligns well with Anticimex’s customer offering. We will combine our joint experience with the latest pest control technology and become an even more attractive business partner in pest control. We welcome Mick and his team onboard and look forward to work together with them on the continued growth of our Australian operations”.

 

For additional information please contact:
Jarl Dahlfors, CEO and President of Anticimex Group, +46 70 607 20 51, jarl.dahlfors@anticimex.com Andrew Usher, Regional President Anticimex Asia Pacific, +61 413 122 982, andrew.usher@flick-anticimex.com.au

Updated: 07-09-2016 01:01

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