basan to acquire cleanroom consumables and garment manufacturing Business

April 27, 2007 — KRIFTEL, GERMANY — The basan Group, a leading distributor of cleanroom products and services in Europe and Asia, has agreed to acquire certain assets from Metron Technology, Inc., constituting Metron’s Europe and Southeast Asia cleanroom consumables and garment manufacturing business. This acquisition will significantly expand basan’s capabilities to provide high-value cleanroom equipment and consumables as well as cleanroom supply management and personnel training capabilities worldwide.

Under terms of the agreement, basan will assume the operations of Metron’s cleanroom consumables operations in Belgium, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Singapore, and UK. basan will also acquire a cleanroom garment production plant from Metron in Malaysia.

In countries where basan has exisiting business activities, Metron’s cleanroom consumables business will be integrated as part its ongoing operations. In markets that are new for basan, branch offices are being established. A complete infrastructure integration plan will be implemented in the coming months.

basan has distributed cleanroom products and services for 25 years and has a portfolio of over 4,000 high-quality, economical cleanroom products, ranging from cleanroom consumables, such as wipers, gloves, stationery, packaging material, disposable and reusable garments, as well as floorings, equipment, and furniture. basan’s full service offerings include consultancy and service offerings such as training of personnel, symposia, garment programs, logistics services, and complete system integration.

In the logistics area, basan ensures the permanent availability of defined cleanroom consumables and assumes all administrative and logistic functions, including consumption planning, local inventory management, and material and transport arrangements.

The acquisition of Metron’s Europe and Southeast Asia cleanroom consumables and garment manufacturing business is expected to close by the end of the month. At this time, basan expects to have 114 employees. The group’s central office will remain in Kriftel, Germany.

Christiane Schwittay, basan
+49 6192 9986-0
[email protected]


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