June 14, 2011

DEGREMONT COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF AMERIWATER


June 14, 2011 - Degremont, a subsidiary of SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT announces it has completed the acquisition of AmeriWater, a specialist in high-purity water production.


Based in Dayton, Ohio (USA), AmeriWater is operating since 1995 and is a recognized specialist in design, manufacturing and supply of high-purity water treatment systems for the healthcare market, with a broad range of systems specifically designed for all areas of hospitals and clinics. The company also offers a full line of solutions for industrial applications with a product line that includes cooling tower filters, reverse osmosis systems, deionizers, filters, and softeners, as well as related services.


AmeriWater has over 40 employees, an active on-site Service Group and an in-house manufacturing facility, and is present throughout North America via a well established network of dealers.


Ms. Diane Dolan will remain in her capacity of AmeriWater Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to join forces with Degremont.” says Dolan. “The resulting synergies position our entire organization to strengthen our market share with an even broader assortment of products and services.” AmeriWater Vice President, James Baker, will continue to provide technical expertise and will lead the product development strategy.


Degremont Technologies Chief Executive Officer François Bernès, notes that, “AmeriWater has a solid reputation and offers strong prospects for future growth. This new addition fits perfectly within Degremont’s overall ultra-pure water strategy.”


AmeriWater will be integrated into Degremont’s Equipment Business Line, joining other equipment manufacturers, suppliers and service providers that operate under the Degremont Technologies banner around the world.


Degremont
Within SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, Degremont has been the world water treatment specialist for more than 70 years. Operating in more than 70 countries with 4,400 employees, Degremont generated revenues of 1,520 million euros in 2010.


SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT
Natural resources are not infinite. Each day, SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT (Paris: SEV, Brussels: SEVB) and its subsidiaries deal with the challenge to protect resources on a daily basis by providing innovative solutions to industries and to millions of people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT supplies drinking water to 91 million people, provides wastewater treatment services for 61 million people and collects the waste produced by more than 50 million people. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT has 79,554 employees and, with its presence on five continents, is the world’s leader exclusively dedicated to environmental services. SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, a 35.4% GDF SUEZ affiliate, reported sales turnover of 13.9 billion euros at the end of financial year 2010.


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