Ecolab Expands Brazil Pest Elimination Business
ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ecolab Inc. announced today that it has acquired the InsetCenter pest
elimination business in Brazil. Sales of the acquired business are
approximately $6 million. The business operations and staff will be
integrated with Ecolab's existing Brazil Pest Elimination business. No
further details were disclosed.
Douglas M. Baker, Jr., Ecolab's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
commented on the announcement, saying, "This acquisition will
substantially increase our Brazilian Pest Elimination service capacity
and scale to our business, making us the leader in commercial pest
elimination in Brazil. It will also strengthen our customer
relationships and opportunities. We welcome our new associates and
customers to Ecolab, and we look forward to growing with them."
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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