TAMPA, Fla., March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Quala, North America’s leader in industrial container cleaning, announced today its acquisition of Container Experts.
Quala is recognized as the Clean Solutions partner by its customers throughout North America. In 2018, the company cleaned more than 600,000 bulk containers nationwide.
This latest acquisition adds three state-of-the-art facilities to the Company’s North American network, bringing the total number of IBC cleaning and maintenance service locations to 73.
The new facilities are located in Houston (TX), Lafayette (LA), and Niles (OH).
Scott Harrison, Quala’s Chief Executive Officer, states, “adding Container Experts’ base of clients is the perfect growth catalyst for Quala. This acquisition aligns perfectly with our mission to improve, develop, and grow.”
William Dworsky, Container Experts’ President, stated that “everyone here at Container Experts is very excited about joining the Quala team. There’s no doubt that our customers will benefit from Quala’s network of nationwide terminals. From a logistics standpoint, our customers will save on transportation costs which is fantastic.”
Financing was provided by PSP Investments Credit USA LLC, Antares, Carlyle Direct Lending, and Madison Capital Funding LLC.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Quala is the largest independent provider of comprehensive cleaning, test, and repair services for IBCs, Tank Trailers, ISO Containers, and Railcars. Founded in 1986, the company began independent operations in 2009 and today has 73 locations servicing the most active bulk transportation routes and eight of North America’s busiest ports. For more information about Quala, visit our website at quala.us.com/dynamic-growth.
Scott Harris, CEO