Sterigenics International

January 18, 2006 02:00 ET

Sterigenics to Expand UK ETO Capacity by 40%

LEUVEN, Belgium--(CCNMatthews - Jan 18, 2006) -

The Board of Directors of Sterigenics International, the world's leading provider of contract sterilization services for the medical device industry, has approved a 40% expansion of the company's Somercotes, UK processing capabilities. The expansion, to include an extra state-of-the-art sterilizer and additional warehouse capacity, was started in Q4 2005, with completion expected in September 2006.

The Somercotes expansion fits within the early 2005 strategic decision to expand its overall capacity by about 50% in the next 3 years. "As market share, technology and know-how leader, we owe it to our customers, employees and shareholders to invest in this fast growing market" said Marc Markey, President Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. "We look forward to rewarding our customers with the very latest in technology and increased speed to market."

In addition to this expansion in Somercotes, Sterigenics International also saw the start up and expansion of its Wiesbaden facility in Germany, the start up of its E-Beam facility in Shanghai, China and will in a few weeks have available the expansion of its capacity in Anse, France.

About Sterigenics International

Sterigenics International is a portfolio company of PPM Capital Limited and PPM America Capital Partners LLC. Sterigenics International, Inc. headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Oak Brook, IL, is the world leader in contract sterilization and ionization services for the medical device, food safety and high performance/specialty materials industries. The company has over 1,000 employees and operates 40 service centers in North America, Europe and Asia.

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    Ron Peacock, +32 16 52 52 20