Ecolab and Bentus Laboratories Sign Cooperation Agreement

Ecolab and Bentus Laboratories Sign Cooperation Agreement

03 July, 2017 – Ecolab, the global leader in manufacturing professional-grade washing and disinfection products, and Bentus Laboratories, Russia’s leading manufacturer of hand hygiene and skin care products under the Sanitelle™ brand, have signed a collaboration agreement.


The agreement covers a multi-tiered cooperation between the two companies to create and promote joint product portfolio of disinfectants for medical staff. Ecolab will also begin contract manufacturing at Bentus Laboratories’ facilities.


The key criteria for Ecolab when choosing partners all over the world is the availability of relevant products, compliance to international quality standards and the efficiency of the partner company’s management. Bentus Laboratories clearly meets all these criteria, as demonstrated by the successful audits conducted, including meeting manufacturing ISO standards.


“We are glad to cooperate with Bentus Laboratories and hope that it gives us additional opportunities to implement and introduce new Ecolab products and technologies to the market. Production and distribution of innovative hygiene products that keep our customers clean and healthy are a priority for both companies”, said Samo Kotnik, Divisional Director Healthcare, Russia, CIS, CEE at Ecolab.


“Combining the efforts of two leaders in their respective segments – the global leader and the local one – is a natural step, which will allow to jointly develop and market integrated and innovative solutions based on years of experience and extensive knowledge base,” says Ruben Simonian, Co-founder and Director for Strategic Development, Bentus Laboratories.


Additional information about the companies:


Bentus Laboratories is a pioneer in the Russian segment of skin sanitizers for everyday use and the leader in manufacturing and marketing of skin antiseptics in the Russian retail and professional markets. The core business of the company is the development, manufacturing and distribution of innovative products for personal hygiene protection and 5th generation skin sanitizers.


The production facility is located in Moscow and has been certified to meet the international quality standards ISO 13485: 2003. The company’s own laboratory has been certified by the Federal Agency for Technical Regulation and Metrology. The company’s products (Sanitelle® gel) meet the European standards EN 1040:2005 and EN 1275:2005.


In 2011, the Sanitelle® brand of Bentus Laboratories became the gold medal winner in the contest “Brand of the Year. IFFIE-2010” in the category “Health Goods and Personal Hygiene”. In 2011б the Sanitelle® brand of Bentus Laboratories took the first position in the European EFFIE Effectiveness Index and the third position in the EFFIE Effectiveness Index Worldwide in Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare.


In 2016, the Sanitelle® brand became the winner of the national vote of the “People’s mark / Brand No 1 in Russia” prize in Skin Sanitizers.


About Ecolab


A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and 48,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit


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