USFilter, Service Systems International Announce Marketing Alliance for UV Disinfection

Dec. 28, 2000

USFilter and Service Systems International have announced plans to form a strategic alliance to market Service Systems’ ultraviolet disinfection technology for water and wastewater applications.

USFilter’s Wallace and Tiernan Products group, Vineland, N.J., has signed a letter of intent to form an exclusive alliance, in which Wallace and Tiernan Products will sell Service System’s Ultra Guard® advanced ultraviolet disinfection technology.

Joe Millen, executive vice president of USFilter, said the alliance will ensure that USFilter remains a leader in this segment of the water and wastewater treatment industry. "The Wallace & Tiernan Products group has 85 years of continued service to its customers for the supply of disinfection equipment applying various technologies. With UV disinfection systems, we will be even better positioned to serve an evolving market need," Millen said.

According to Ken Fielding, Service Systems president and CEO, "The agreement will give Service Systems access to an extensive sales and distribution network associated with the world’s premier water and wastewater company. With these resources, we will be poised to rapidly expand our business."

Consummation of the alliance is subject to negotiation and execution of definitive agreements and other customary conditions. As a leading supplier of chemical-feed equipment used in the treatment and disinfection of potable water and wastewater, USFilter’s Wallace & Tiernan Products group designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of disinfection/chlorination equipment available, as well as analytical instrumentation and controls, chemical-metering pumps, dry feeders, flowmeters and systems.

Service Systems International (SVSY), based in Burnaby, BC, Canada, manufactures and markets a comprehensive range of water and wastewater disinfection systems using its patented UltraGuard® technology.