2M Holdings, a portfolio of chemical distribution and related services companies, including Banner Chemicals, Surfachem, MP Storage & Blending, Packed Chlorine, SampleRite UK, SampleRite China, and Stowlin Croftshaw, has added CE-O2 Trockeneis to its group.
CE-O2 Trockeneis is a long-standing producer and supplier of dry ice slices, nuggets and pellets to customers in the Food, Catering and Life Science industries.
“When we acquire a business our objective is to buy a good business and help it to grow and become excellent. An added benefit is when we can use it as a stepping stone to add product lines which support our suppliers and new customers” said Mottie Kessler, 2M’s Chairman & CEO.
Being located next to Düsseldorf International Airport enables CE-02 to provide quick response and highest service level to support customers’ requirements. It owns and operates dry ice production units as well as a dedicated fleet of special insulated boxes and transportation. With its prime location and its excellent reputation, CE-O2 is a perfect fit to support 2M’s growth strategy.
“Having established CE-O2 in 1999 and growing the business, we decided it would be best to find it a new owner who would support its further growth, while maintaining workforce and reputation. We feel that 2M is the ideal new home for the business we established and for its employees” added Mr Wagener, key shareholder and Managing Director of CE-O2.
Dry-ice is used in a variety of industries and applications, including:
- Biological Research – to preserve samples
- Medical Procedures – for transplant organ transportation
- Food Processing – freeze drying, cold grinding and keeping food fresh
- Cleaning – dry ice blasting
- Rubber Processing
- Pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Mr Reiner Niethammer, who has many years’ experience in the industrial gases industry, will become Managing Director and the selling shareholders will continue to support CE-O2’s growth under 2M’s new ownership.