CLEVELAND, OHIO--(Marketwire - April 1, 2013) - SAI Global Limited ("SAI") is pleased to announce that it has completed the purchase of the Supply Chain Certification Services business assets from the Steritech Group. This business offers a wide range of auditing, training and other services to companies seeking to better manage their food safety risks throughout their supply chains.
The acquisition will strengthen SAI Global's market position in the food safety assurance sector in North America, adding key technical skills and a broad customer base including some of the world's largest food companies.
Commenting on the acquisition, the Global Head of Assurance Services of SAI Global, Paul Butcher, said "The global food safety market is a strategic focus for SAI, and one in which we have extensive capabilities and expertise. I am excited that SAI will be joined by some highly regarded food safety experts and industry leaders that will further strengthen our leadership position in the North American market."
Mark Jarvis, CEO of Steritech added, "We believe that our clients' supply chain certification needs will be better served by an organization with global reach and a broader service offering. This is an opportunity for SAI to accelerate their penetration of the North American market and it allows us to focus more on our core pest prevention and retail auditing business."
About SAI Global (www.saiglobal.com)
SAI Global Limited (A.C.N 050 611 642) facilitates good governance and awareness of compliance, ethics and policy issues and provides training and improvement solutions to help individuals and organizations succeed. SAI provides organizations around the world with information services and solutions for managing risk, achieving compliance and driving business improvement. SAI also provides aggregated access services to standards, handbooks, legislative and property publications. SAI also audits, certifies and registers products, systems and supply chains.
About Steritech (www.steritech.com)
The Steritech Group, Inc. provides specialized brand protection services for the hospitality, retail, food processing and healthcare industries. The premier provider of food safety, quality assurance and pest prevention services, Steritech is a trusted partner to many of the world's leading brands. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Steritech has operations throughout North America and serves clients in 30 countries.