CONTECH acquires European rights to CDS technology

CONTECH Construction Products Inc. announced that it has acquired the European SurfSep license which includes the intellectual property assets and selling rights for the stormwater runoff market. SurfSep's stormwater technology, known as CDS (Continuous Deflection Separation), has been owned in the U.S. by CONTECH since 2006, but was previously offered by Copa Ltd. in Europe. CDS stormwater products will now be sold throughout Europe by CONTECH and its sales representatives...

• New selling rights and intellectual property assets position CONTECH for international growth

WEST CHESTER, OH, March 7, 2008 -- CONTECH Construction Products Inc. announced that it has acquired the European SurfSep license which includes the intellectual property assets and selling rights for the stormwater runoff market.

SurfSep's stormwater technology, more commonly known as CDS (Continuous Deflection Separation) has been owned in the United States by CONTECH since 2006, but was previously offered by Copa Ltd. in Europe.

"We added the CDS technology to our offering in the United States to provide our customers with the most comprehensive selection of stormwater products available," said Rick Stepien, president of CONTECH Stormwater Solutions Inc. "As we looked into expanding our business globally, we were committed to bringing that same best in class offering to our customers wherever their geographic location might be. Coupled with our Vortechs, StormFilter and CON/SPAN product lines , the new European rights to CDS allow us to do that."

CDS stormwater products will be sold throughout Europe by CONTECH and its sales representatives. "The European Union's Water Framework Directive, will create demand for stormwater treatment technologies throughout Europe," said Stepien. "CONTECH is now ready to respond with a proven technology already established in the United Kingdom, Ireland and France."

CONTECH Construction Products Inc. is a leading provider of site solution products and services for the civil engineering industry.

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