CERVA GROUP a.s. Successfully Acquired HYGOTREND Group

By taking over the Czech company HYGOTREND Group, CERVA GROUP will significantly strengthen its position on the market of sanitary and cleaning products in the Czech Republic and Central Europe.

HYGOTREND Group, the largest Czech supplier of products for comprehensive hygiene, becomes a part of CERVA GROUP a.s. Thanks to this acquisition, the product portfolio of the company based in Jeneč, Central Bohemia, will be expanded to include a range of products for personal and industrial hygiene, including products of the TORK brand, the European market leader, the TRENDY private label or professional cleaning chemicals.

The business strategy of CERVA GROUP is based on three main pillars - work clothing, work footwear and work gloves. However, the manufacturer and distributor of personal work equipment continues to look for potentially profitable opportunities in other market segments. With the purchase of HYGOTREND Group, it significantly expands its product range, diversifies its own business and gains a crucial role in the Czech market in an area closely related to the protection of human health.

For CERVA GROUP, is it by far not the first acquisition. Since 2008, it also owns the Italian manufacturer of work footwear Calzaturificio Panda Sport S.r.l., Hungarian manufacturer of safety clothing Vektor Munkavédelmi Kft. and, over the years, it acquired Otto Schachner in Denmark, Rehamij Nederland B.V in the Netherlands and, last but not least, BockMann Finland Oy in Finland. In 2016, CERVA GROUP a.s. has also entered the promising market in South Africa through the local PPE market leader Select PPE. The most recent acquisition is the purchase of the Spanish manufacturer of work gloves and footwear Tomás Bodero in December 2018.

Since its foundation in 1993, HYGOTREND has been a provider of quality services and a reliable guarantee of the use of quality products. For more information, visit https://www.hygotrend.cz/o-spolecnosti

CERVA GROUP, a.s. has been a symbol of safety and comfort at work since 1991. It is a renowned manufacturer of tailor-made protective equipment for every type of job. With more than 500 employees in 14 branches, the company earned an annual consolidated turnover of 5.5 billion crowns in 2019 and the satisfaction of customers in 75 countries around the world (https://www.cerva.com/en/o-nas).

For more information, please contact:

Veronika Steinmetzová

Marketing Manager

E-mail: veronika.steinmetzova@cerva.com

Phone: +420 602 343 653