August 15, 2007 — KRIFTEL, GERMANY — The basan group, one of Europe’s leading commercial enterprises for cleanroom products and services, has successfully completed the integration of the business activities acquired from Metron Technology Inc. in Europe and Asia.
The basan group had announced on April 23 the acquisition of the distribution division of cleanroom consumables in Europe and Asia, in addition to the cleanroom garment manufacture in Malaysia from Metron Technology Inc. In Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, Ireland, and the Netherlands, basan has integrated the business activities of Metron Technology in its own subsidiaries, which have been successfully operating on the market for years. The newly established subsidiaries in Italy, France, Singapore and Malaysia will enable basan to develop new markets.
“We are very satisfied to have won over several former Metron employees for key positions in the new basan subsidiaries,” Frank Braun, managing director of basan GmbH, explains. “This allows us to retain market-, customer- and product-specific know-how and to ensure that local requirements are understood and fulfilled.” State-of-the-art ordering and delivery processes are ensured by the use of SAP software.
Since the acquisition, the number of employees in the basan group worldwide has increased to 125. The headquarters remain in Kriftel, Germany. “For basan the acquisition means a significant expansion of the global sales activities,” says Braun. “Our customers benefit from an expanded product line and an even more attractive cost structure, which we can achieve for our customers due to the increased purchasing volume.”
The basan company, certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000, has more than 25 years of experience in the sale of cleanroom consumables and cleanroom garments. The basan product portfolio encompasses an assortment of over 4,500 high-quality cleanroom products — from cleanroom consumables such as wipers, gloves, paper, packaging material, disposable and reusable garments to floor coverings, furnishings, and furniture. As part of its FULL SERVICE CONCEPT basan supports its customers with diverse consulting expertise and services, such as employee trainings, seminars, garment concepts, logistics services or complete system integration.
In the area of logistics basan ensures the continuous availability of the cleanroom consumables required by customers and also takes care of all administrative and logistical functions, such as planning, local storage, inventory management, and material and transport disposition.
Ms. Marikki Koschmieder, basan GmbH
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Web site: www.basan.com