Leonard Laundry

Gurtler Purchases Metro-Chem


Gurtler Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of detergents and chemicals for the commercial and industrial laundries,  has finalized the purchase of Metro-Chem, Inc. of Kearny, New Jersey.  Metro-Chem is a regional manufacturer and supplier of specialty laundry chemicals, providing service to commercial laundry markets in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic US.  The Metro-Chem sales and service team will join with the Gurtler team to broaden Gurtler’s coverage across the area.

A privately held, family owned and operated business, Gurtler offers a full line processing chemicals, injection systems and personalized service across the US, Canada, Mexico, and Australia. Greg Gurtler, President of Gurtler Industries says, “We are pleased to add the Metro-Chem team to the Gurtler family as we enhance our support to our existing and new customers in the Northeast. Metro-Chem has a tremendous reputation and we are aligned in our commitment to support our employees and customers.”

Metro-Chem, founded in 1980, has been successful in providing their customers the best available laundry chemistry, combined with expert technical service, delivering the best possible results. All this is reflected in Metro-Chem’s record of continuous growth over the years. Peter Potocki, owner of Metro-Chem says, “My sales team and I are excited to partner with Gurtler as they are the premiere company in the industry. Metro-Chem customers will be receiving tremendous support during the transition and the added benefits that Gurtler provides will only enhance our relationships. We look forward to the future with great confidence.”