Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, Minn., acquired Lobster Ink, a Geneva-based provider of end-to-end online customer training solutions for foodservice companies.

This acquisition combines Lobster Ink’s customer training capabilities and digital platform with Ecolab’s expertise in food safety, hygiene, water management and public and planet health.

“Training is a cornerstone of Ecolab’s operating model. This acquisition strengthens the training opportunities and learning experiences we offer, adding options [such as] online learning content that can be accessed by customers at any time on any connected handheld device to help ensure proper hygiene, food safety procedures and other critical processes are followed,” says Tom Handley, chief operating officer. “It is an example of our continued investment in innovations to solve customer challenges through science, service, digital-driven training and solutions.”