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BioBax acquires Aqua Air

BioBax expands with acquisition of Aqua Air

Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire-based BioBax has acquired Cheshire-based Aqua Air, as part of a strategic move to expand its range of environment-friendly cleaning products and solutions.

The acquisition follows a period of growth for BioBax, with increased demand from customers looking to buy more eco-friendly products, including Zybax microbiological products and Meleco, the magic eraser.

Kate Pawson and Dominic Barnes started BioBax in 2019 to develop and grow the Zybax and Meleco brands, which are now 22 years old. BioBax products are manufactured in-house at their state-of-the-art facility in the rural setting of Skelmanthorpe.

Kate Pawson, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “Aqua Air is the perfect partner, as they have very similar values to BioBax. I am looking forward to meeting Aqua Air’s customers and working with them over the years to come.”

Aqua Air was founded in 1994 by Barry Bladon, and latterly co-owned with his son Simon. Barry obsessively developed each one of the Aqua Air products to respond to the specific cleaning challenges and needs of their clients, with the result that each product offers added performance relative to the competition. Each one of their Xtra range of cleaning solutions is designed, manufactured, and bottled in the UK, contains biodegradable components and packaging, and avoids harsh chemicals which can damage skin and surfaces.

Simon Bladon added: “For sustained growth, you need a strong infrastructure and Barry and I recognised that we would have this when joining forces with BioBax. BioBax already has a strong reputation for the supply of environmentally-friendly cleaning products, and expanding the portfolio with a range of kitchen, hospitality, and janitorial chemicals and cleaning machines will mean that BioBax and Aqua Air customers will now benefit from the expanded range.

“We both have the same philosophy of strong customer service and working closely with customers, providing advice and support, to ensure that they meet their cleaning and hygiene needs.”

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