Air Liquide acquires hygiene business from Ethicon in Asia

Air Liquide acquires hygiene business from Ethicon in Asia

10:18 AM, 2nd June 2015
Air Liquide acquires hygiene business from Ethicon in Asia

PARIS, FRANCE: Industrial gases company Air Liquide SA said its subsidiary Schulke has acquired Healthcare Antisepsis Solutions (HAS), the skin disinfection and hygiene business unit for advanced sterilizations products, a division of Ethicon Inc.

Air Liquide is acquiring all the HAS business assets in the Asia-Pacific region, which will be progressively transferred to Air Liquide, starting May 2015, it said.

The HAS hygiene product line offers a broad range of solutions for skin disinfection, particularly in hospital settings, which generated revenue of nearly €40 million in 2014. The products are distributed in numerous countries of Asia-Pacific, under the renowned Microshield brand name, Air Liquide said.

This acquisition represents a major geographic development of Air Liquide’s hygiene activity. “This acquisition is in line with the development strategy for Air Liquide’s hygiene activity. It will allow us to develop our business in Asia, which has significant potential for growth and to gain a foothold in new geographic markets,” said Pascal Vinet, vice president, healthcare global operations and Air Liquide’s executive committee member.

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