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Culligan Acquires Primo Water International Businesses Across Europe, Advances Mission to Increase Access to Clean, Sustainable, Better-Tasting Water

The transaction encompasses all of Primo Water EMEA’s businesses, except for those in the UK, Portugal, and Israel, as well as Aimia Foods. Culligan now has 1.35 million installed water coolers under its service, with 8,000 employees and strategic locations and production sites across EMEA. Additionally, Culligan is entering markets in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

On January 2, 2024, Culligan, a leading brand in sustainable water solutions, announced the successful acquisition of a majority of Primo Water Corporation’s businesses in EMEA, excluding the UK, Portugal, and Israel. This strategic move expands Culligan’s presence in 12 countries where it currently operates, and marks its entry into the markets of Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia.

“This is a significant milestone in our ongoing development. It enhances our scale and capacity within the EMEA region, reaffirming our ambition and long-term vision to bring more consumers the Culligan water they love,” said Culligan International Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott Clawson. “Culligan and Primo Water share the same passion for providing healthy, sustainable and better-tasting water that inspires healthier lives, healthier communities and a healthier planet.”

“This transaction accelerates our ability to create a sustainable approach to water for years to come,” said Ben-David. “We’re pleased to build on the success Primo Water has enjoyed in the region and are eager to welcome Primo Water Europe management, their experienced teams and their customers to Culligan as we strive to make water a transformative force for people and our planet.”

The leadership of the newly merged businesses in Europe will be taken over by Jeremy Ben-David, CEO of Culligan EMEA.

Culligan is broadening its current operations in several European countries, including the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, and Hungary. Additionally, the company is entering new markets in Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. With a workforce of 8,000 employees and strategic locations and production sites across EMEA, Culligan now services 1.35 million installed water coolers.

“Our Primo Water team in Europe is excited to be joining Culligan. We share similar values and the ambition to create healthier lives, healthier communities and a healthier planet. We’ve always admired Culligan’s commitment to serving consumers and providing them with innovative, sustainable, quality water solutions,” said Kris Zarzeczny, Senior Vice President for Primo Water Europe.

Primo Water will maintain its operations in the UK, Portugal, and Israel, as well as Aimia Foods.

The deal between Culligan and Primo Water was finalized on Dec. 29, 2023.


Established in 1936 and based in Rosemont, Illinois, Culligan is a global leader in providing high-quality water services and solutions to enhance consumer health and wellness. Committed to sustainable options, the company offers advanced water filtration, purification, and treatment services, including drinking water systems and water softeners for homeowners, as well as comprehensive solutions for businesses. With the largest network of dealers and direct operations in the industry, Culligan has over 14,000 employees in more than 40 countries and 1,000 dealers in 90 countries. Serving over 150 million consumers annually, Culligan is dedicated to delivering clean, safe, and great-tasting water to consumers wherever they need it – at home, work, or on-the-go. For more information, visit:

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