ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ecolab Inc. announced it has acquired Esoform, the largest independent
Italian healthcare manufacturer focused on infection prevention and
personal care. Based outside of Venice, Italy, it has annual sales of
approximately $12 million. No further details were disclosed.
Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
commented on the announcement, saying, "This transaction represents our
continued commitment to expanding Ecolab's growing global healthcare
business. Esoform brings us a state-of-the-art GMP-certified
manufacturing facility which enables significant product supply
efficiencies. We also gain new technology that can be leveraged across
our European business along with a strong position in Italy's healthcare
market. This step further strengthens our global healthcare capabilities
With 2011 annualized sales of $11 billion and more than 38,000
employees, Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL) is the global leader in water,
hygiene and energy technologies and services that provide and protect
clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. Ecolab
delivers comprehensive programs and services to the food, energy,
healthcare, industrial and hospitality markets in more than 160
countries. More Ecolab news and information is available at www.ecolab.com.
Michael J. Monahan, 651-293-2809
Source: Ecolab Inc.
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