Nov 22, 2011

Infiltrator to Acquire Assets of the Septic Chamber Business of ADS

Infiltrator Systems Inc. (ISI) announced that it has agreed to acquire the assets of the septic chamber business of Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. (ADS) and its subsidiaries. The acquisition is part of ISI’s ongoing commitment to offer the most innovative quality and service to the onsite wastewater industry.

As part of the acquisition, ADS, based in Hilliard, Ohio, has entered into a long-term, non-exclusive distribution agreement with ISI and will continue to market and sell the Arc and BioDiffuser product lines.The ADS chamber product line is comprised of a family of onsite wastewater infiltration chambers that are well established in the onsite industry.

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our product offering to the marketplace,” said Roy Moore, president and CEO of Infiltrator Systems. “Customers will continue to receive a broad array of products that best suit their needs as well as ISI’s high-quality support and individualized service. We also believe this addition will lead to more efficient manufacturing operations, allowing us to be even more competitive with alternative solutions in the marketplace.”

“This is a ‘win-win’ for the industry,” said Joe Chlapaty, chairman and CEO of ADS. “The agreement allows ADS to continue to compete vigorously for septic leachfield product sales by distributing Arc and BioDiffuser products manufactured by ISI as well as ADS’s other septic leachfield products. It has always been our intention to offer our distribution network the finest products and services available. We feel this agreement best addresses the ever evolving needs of our customers and employees.”

The transaction is expected to be completed within the next several months, subject to customary closing conditions and necessary regulatory approvals. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.