FEB 00] SEVERN
TRENT PRESS RELEASE
Severn Trent Strengthens Premier Position In US
Labs Market With Quanterra
Severn Trent Plc’s US division, Severn Trent Services, has acquired the
environmental laboratory business of Quanterra from Corning, Inc, further
strengthening its position as the market leader in environmental testing
laboratories in the USA.
The transaction was finalised on 31 January
2000 and is the latest in a series of targeted acquisitions by Severn Trent Services, which now operates
more than 30 laboratory facilities throughout the country.
Severn Trent Services, Inc, CEO William Cook
“The Quanterra acquisition further consolidates our position as the market
leader in environmental laboratory testing and supports our strategic
objective of providing integrated solutions for selected environmental
The Quanterra business, with annual sales of US$70 million, includes
laboratory operations in Sacramento and Santa Ana, California; Richland,
Washington; Knoxville, Tennessee; St Louis; Denver; Austin, Texas; Cleveland; Pittsburgh; Anchorage, Alaska; and Tampa, Florida. Quanterra
also operates service centers in Houston; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Philadelphia; Pensacola, Florida; and Raleigh.
Severn Trent Services, Inc is a leading provider of water purification
products, laboratory and operating services, and information systems
solutions, employing over 3,000 people in the US and generating annual
sales of US$600 million.
Severn Trent Services is the US arm of Severn Trent Plc, a Midlands-based
international environmental services company employing almost 12,500 people
in the UK, the US and Europe.
Severn Trent Plc, comprises Severn Trent Water, Biffa Waste Services and
Severn Trent Services, and has a £1.3 billion turnover.
Environmental leadership, supported by a commitment to quality and service,
is the value which binds together Severn Trent’s businesses.
Samantha Cohen, Media Relations Manager 0774 700 8367
Helen Precious, Brunswick Group Ltd 0207 404 5959