CONTECH acquires European rights to CDS technology

March 12, 2008

CONTECH Construction Products Inc. has acquired the European SurfSep license, giving the company intellectual property assets and selling rights for the storm-water runoff market in Europe, the company announced on March 7.

CONTECH has owned SurfSep’s storm-water technology, commonly known as CDS (Continuous Deflection Separation), since 2006 in the U.S. Copa Ltd. previously offered it in Europe.

CONTECH Construction Products Inc. has acquired the European SurfSep license, giving the company intellectual property assets and selling rights for the storm-water runoff market in Europe, the company announced on March 7.

CONTECH has owned SurfSep’s storm-water technology, commonly known as CDS (Continuous Deflection Separation), since 2006 in the U.S. Copa Ltd. previously offered it in Europe.

“We added the CDS technology to our offering in the United States to provide our customers with the most comprehensive selection of storm-water 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.”

Now, CONTECH can sell CDS storm-water products throughout Europe. “The European Union’s Water Framework Directive will create demand for storm-water treatment technologies throughout Europe,” Stepien said. “CONTECH is now ready to respond with a proven technology already established in the United Kingdom, Ireland and France.”