Essity, maker of the Tork brand, expands Wiping and Cleaning portfolio with acquisition of Legacy Converting, Inc.

Hygiene and health company Essity, maker of the Tork brand, has acquired the US professional wiping and cleaning company Legacy Converting, Inc. The company manufactures sanitizing and disinfecting wet-wipes, chemical-ready wipes and dry wipes – expanding the Tork professional hygiene portfolio. 

Essity, a leading global hygiene and health company, today announced the acquisition of Legacy Converting, Inc., a U.S.-based cleaning and wiping company and manufacturer of the best-in-class, EPA-regulated Everwipe™ brand of disinfecting and wiping products.
Legacy Converting, Inc. was founded in 2004 and manufactures roll and folded wipes in a variety of formats including pop-up canister, bucket and resealable packs. The company services customers in the Public Interest, Commercial and Healthcare market segments via the Industrial and Office supply sales channels. Legacy Converting, Inc. is based in New Jersey.
The acquisition will strengthen the Tork product portfolio and will provide significant benefits to Essity’s North American customers. With an expanded professional hygiene offering and a more profound surface cleaning and disinfecting expertise, it will be easier to fulfill customers’ sustainable hygiene needs through one partner – Essity.
“As the maker of the global leading Tork professional hygiene brand, we are committed to offering customers a full suite of innovative sustainable hygiene products and services. The acquisition of Legacy Converting, Inc. strengthens our wiping and cleaning product expertise and offering and is a step in our expansion of this product area,” says Don Lewis, President Professional Hygiene, Essity.
“Both Essity and Legacy share common values related to sustainability, customer service and innovation, so we are excited to bring Legacy on board as a complement to our Tork brand of professional hygiene products and services,” continues Don Lewis.
“Legacy has worked hard to build a world class manufacturing operation, team and brand from the ground up. Joining forces with Essity allows us to continue to execute on our mission on a global scale. Essity is truly a world class organization; we couldn’t be more excited to be aligning with them to deliver amazing products and customer experiences to our partners,” says Jason Slosberg, M.D., co-founder/Vice President Operations, Legacy Converting.
“We have developed EverwipeTM into a highly respected brand in North America and we are proud to join with Essity, maker of the global leading Tork brand, to extend our reach and value to customers,” says Darren Slosberg, co-founder/Vice President Sales, Legacy Converting.
Essity offers complete hygiene solutions through the Tork brand, including toilet paper, paper hand towels, napkins, hand soap, hand sanitizers, dispensers and wiping and cleaning products. Tork also offers digital solutions, such as Internet of Things sensor technology that enables data-driven cleaning.
Legacy Converting Inc., was advised by Sax Capital Advisors.