Rentokil Initial India has expanded its foot-print in the country by acquiring yet another pest control service providing company PestconePlus in the state of Gujarat for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition strengthens Rentokil Initial’s wide range of service offerings, customers base and core competencies, in line with its strategy to be “Experts in the Essential Hygiene.”
Sam Easaw, Managing Director, Rentokil Initial India, states, “Acquisition of PestconePlusPvt. Ltd marks our entry into the state of Gujarat, an exciting and emerging market in India. We will continue to build our regional strength in India through organic and inorganic growth. This acquisition further strengthens our presence in India and supports our journey of accelerated growth through differentiated services. Our customers range from small to medium-sized organizations to local conglomerates and Multinational brands.”
Rentokil Initial established itself as a leading pest control service provider since 2008 in India and for more than 100 years internationally. The acquired company with offices across India will help in bringing an experienced local management team into the Company.The immediate focus will be on introducing some of Rentokil Initial’s industry leading technologies and employee development to ensure the existing members benefit from Rentokil Initial’s experience in pest control.
Economic affluence and frequent travelling has exposed Indian citizens to better hygiene and environment that has triggered the 13% growth in the pest control market in India.With presence across 65 geographies, Rentokil Initial will continue to invest and expand its presence across India as it strives to change the landscape of pest control in India. Rentokil Initial intends to provide sector-wise differentiated pest control and hygiene services through the implementation of global quality standards and stringent integrated pest management services. It aims to revolutionize the industry’s standards both in terms of new technology, innovations and service excellence. Furthermore, the acquisition of PestconePlusPvt Ltd supports Rentokil Initial’s goal of offering enhanced and specialized services in Food Processing, Pharmaceutical, IT and Industrial and Manufacturing sectors.