Our roots

Kersia combines the strengths of several international players that have over several decades developed thousands of products and solutions for biosecurity in farming and food processing and is, with Medentech, a world leader in water purification.

September 2022

Kersia signs a joint-venture agreement with Klenzan #2 “pure player” in hygiene solutions on the Chinese food and beverage market. This agreement strengthens Kersia’s international positioning and opens the door to China. 

February 2022

February 2022

Kersia signs an exclusive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Kalinisan Chemicals Corporation, a major player in the Philippines hygiene market for fast food and food & beverages. Kersia makes Kalinisan a key pillar of its development strategy in Southeast Asia. 

October 2021

October 2021

Kersia signs an exclusive agreement to acquire a majority stake in AgroChem, and continues its development in the U.S. dairy hygiene market, strengthening and diversifying its activities in the United States.

July 2021

Kersia pursues its development by penetrating the Scandinavian food and beverage sector with the acquisition of IWAB. 

This integration completes Kersia’s local organization with long experience in the agricultural sector, and enables us to cover the food safety sector from farm to fork in Scandinavian countries. 

May 2021

Kersia acquires Bioarmor, to strengthen its animal welfare offering. This acquisition enhances Kersia’s multi-species, multi-product offering and geographical coverage, particularly in Asia, the Middle East and South America. 

December 2020

December 2020

Kersia acquires Sopura, a specialist in the food and brewing industryIn addition to strategic geographic complementarities, notably in Asia-Pacific and Africa, this acquisition strengthens Kersia’s presence in the beverage market and considerably enhances the Group’s expertise in water treatment. 



After an initial LBO alongside Ardian, the group is now attached to the investment company IK Investment Partners. Alongside IK Investment Partners, Kersia pursues its strategy of growth and consolidation in the fork-to-fork food safety sector. 

May 2020

Kersia acquires Holchem, a leading provider of hygiene and food safety solutions and technology in the UK.

A large majority of Holchem’s sales are directed to the food, beverage and dairy industries, with additional sales to the food service, retail, institutional and farm sectors.

Holchem operates from two industrial sites located in Bury and Liphook, primarily serving the UK market.

With this important milestone, Kersia becomes a leader in the UK hygiene sector and the second largest player in Europe.

July 2019

Kersia acquires Choisy Laboratories a leading developer and manufacturer of chemical, biotechnological and biosecurity hygiene solutions based in Canada.

This transaction grows Kersia’s geographical footprint in North America, allowing the company to expand its presence in new sub-segments and to acquire new technologies.

June 2019

Inauguration of new factory in Spain (Estella)

This new plant meets the highest standards of safety and quality. This is a great achievement reinforcing Kersia international manufacturing footprint.

July 2018

Kilco joined Kersia Group. This company offer to Kersia a strong presence in UK – Ireland and will accelerate the P&P Development range all over the world.

Kilco has been a family owned company since 1953 and has grown from a small local firm to a multi-national business, with manufacturing plants in Mallusk in Ireland and Lockerbie in Scotland exporting to 70 countries around the world. Their innovative research leads the industry, creating products that are used around the world to enhance biosecurity within the food chain, from farm to fork.

June 2018

June  2018

We are now Kersia !

A new name for a group mostly dedicated to food safety.

After gradually coming together over the past 15 months, Hypred, Anti-Germ, Medentech, LCB Food Safety and G3 have adopted a unique name* – Kersia – and a common banner for a shared mission: inventing a food safe world.

September 2017

G3 joins the group. This company offer to Kersia its own capacity to produce locally in Brazil, ranges of product.

G3 Química, established in 2011, is a family business with 30 employees located in Lajeado, and specialized in the production and marketing of hygiene and disinfection products, mainly for dairy farms.

August 2017

LCB Food Safety joins the group. This acquisition marks a significant new stage in the development of the group, providing access to new markets thanks to its high value-added products based around Ultradiffusion®, an Innovative and unique technology.

Created in 1963, LCB Food Safety is the world leader in Dry Aerial Surface Disinfection.

LCB Food Safety acts as a food safety expert and develops solutions which reduce waste, improving animal well-being while optimizing competitiveness in the value chain, from farm to fork.

April 2017

Anti-Germ joined the group in order to create the worldwide provider of disinfection, hygiene and animal supplement solutions to the food and agricultural Industry. With a strong presence in Europe (France, Germany, Poland, eastern countries), Antigerm bring also position in China for example, and know-how in P&P segment. 

October 2016

October 2016

Hypred flew the Groupe Roullier nest, where it had grown from an affiliate to an independent company, with the support of the private investment firm Ardian.

2010 to 2015

HYPRED undergoes a transformation, extending its scope to include nutritional supplements with the launch of a dedicated range.

Acquisition in 2012 of animal nutrition laboratory HY-NUTRITION, which produces the Hy-Diet Range.

Paragon Partners acquire the Anti-Germ group.

New market presence and increased strategic emphasis on food safety.


Entry to the Chinese market for Anti-Germ

The 2000s

The 2000s

New wave of industrial installations in Europe for Hypred and Anti-Germ : Italy, Poland, Germany 

Internationalization : Argentina (plant in Cordoba) and Brazil for Hypred  /entry into the Chinese market for Anti-Germ. 

The 1990s

Both companies – Hypred and Antigerm – opens up to Europe, setting up subsidiaries.

Construction of an industrial facility in Lodosa – Spain (Hypred)