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Purchase of ProKleen expands Quala's North American service footprint into new markets
TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quala, North America's trusted leader in IBC and bulk transportation services as well as comprehensive sustainable container solutions, announced today the acquisition of ProKleen, Canada's only full-service commercial food grade tank wash facility, also specializing in chemical tank cleaning and ISO tank container depot services.
"The purchase of ProKleen is a strong strategic move for us at this time as we continue to expand our North American footprint," said Mike Bauer, CEO Quala. "Acquiring ProKleen with a strong reputation and solid customer base is consistent with our growth strategy moving into 2014. As we expand, we want to maximize our service offerings to existing customers by strategically moving into new markets with new and enhanced services."
Both the Oakville and Concord ProKleen locations are committed to sustainability, corporate social responsibility, continuous improvement and protecting the environment through strict safety standards that meet or exceed industry standards. ProKleen's sustainable initiatives, such as grey water usage, digestion tanks, replacement of toxic cleaners with more environmentally safe defoamers and acids, and the utilization of flocculent clay blends and filters to reduce and clean the effluent going into the waste stream enhance Quala's commitment to environmental stewardship.
"This is an exciting time for Quala," said President Terry O'Brien. "The ProKleen acquisition allows us to continue expanding our national footprint, while enhancing the services provided by the previous owners, with increased focus on safety, environmental stewardship and service metrics. The addition of these two facilities expands our customer base, while offering existing customers access to the most robust facility network in the industry."
Quala is a privately owned company, providing sustainable container solutions to the chemical, oil & gas, transportation, food & beverage, automotive and environmental services industries. Quala operates in 57+ locations in 26 states and Canada. With almost 60 years experience and over 600 dedicated professionals, Quala is North America's largest independent provider of tank trailer cleaning, ISO container depot services and IBC cleaning, testing and reconditioning services. Quala is a proud member of National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC), National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and Reusable Industrial Packaging Association (RIPA). (www.quala.us.com).
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