SOURCE: Ambius

June 17, 2008 09:00 ET

Ambius Strikes Strategic Alliance With Engineering Excellence, the Leading National HVAC Facilities Management Firm, to Ensure Safe and Expert Installation of Microfresh Ambient Scenting Services

BUFFALO GROVE, IL--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - Ambius,, the global leader in bringing plants to the workplace and the distributor of Microfresh, an ambient scenting service, today announces a strategic alliance with Engineering Excellence,, an award-winning national HVAC facilities management firm. Engineering Excellence's national team of registered professional engineers, certified energy managers, and service and construction project managers will provide expert installation and support for Microfresh.

"Increasingly, scent branding is being deployed in major hotels, casinos, retail and boutique stores, airlines, museums, and other venues," said Sally Briese, President of Ambius, North America. "Ambius engaged in extensive research to find alliance partners able to support our customer focused service approach with national footprints and a commitment to operational excellence. We aligned with Engineering Excellence, as well as our previously announced alliance with Prolitec, the world leader in air treatment and indoor air quality technologies, to provide the only coast to coast scenting service for the B2B sector in the industry."

With this alliance, Ambius has access to over 700 certified HVAC experts to ensure the professional installation and maintenance of safe and secure Microfresh scenting services for its clients.

"Our ambient scenting services results in an inspiring, memorable atmosphere which complements and reinforces a company's brand," says Ed LeMieux, who leads new product development for Ambius. "We work with the country's leading retailers, hotels and casinos, airports and many other leading business sectors that require safe and secure Microfresh installation in their HVAC systems. Engineering Excellence offers a powerful body of expertise, information, people and technology that ensures our Microfresh clients have the best possible service to their HVAC systems."

Microfresh represents a genuine breakthrough in scent branding with its use of nano-droplet technology. In air treatment applications, these droplets serve as highly efficient transport vehicles for pure fragrances, odor neutralizers and other air treatment agents to blend with the ambient air in interior spaces. Microfresh's air treatment practices improve indoor air quality by adding pleasant scents or removing problem odors with a process which has no negative impact on occupant health.

Ambius re-branded from Initial Tropical Plants in March 2008. The new company name Ambius reflects the company's ever expanding capabilities as the premiere provider of enhancing the quality of the work experience by engaging all five senses. The company, who services over 22,000 clients including the White House's Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Nordstrom, Allstate, Glaxo Smith Kline, Jones Lang LaSalle, the San Diego Zoo, Royal Bank of Canada, the Hilton Family of Hotels and John Hopkins University, employs over 1,300 personnel in 42 service locations in North America with North American revenues of over $125M in 2007.

About Ambius:

Ambius is dedicated to improving the interior landscape of businesses across North America. Ambius provides a broad range of products and services to enhance the workplace including interior landscaping, ambient scenting and odor remediation, wall art décor and holiday décor. Ambius is a division of Rentokil Initial plc (LSE: RTO). For more information, visit the new Ambius website at

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