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SC Johnson Announces Acquisition of STERIS Applied Infection Control Business

Acquisition Will Significantly Expand Deb Group’s Reach in the U.S. Healthcare Market

SC Johnson announces acquisition of STERIS Applied Infection Control business.
This acquisition adds commercial skin care and other products to SC Johnson's Deb Group.

RACINE, Wis., September 1, 2016 – SC Johnson today announced that it has completed an acquisition with STERIS for its Applied Infection Control (AIC) business. STERIS is a leading provider of infection prevention and surgical procedural products and services, focused primarily on healthcare, pharmaceutical and research and medical device companies.

This acquisition adds a full range of commercial skin care, surface cleaning products and surgical prep brands, including Alcare Plus®, Alcare®, Kindest Kare®, Cal Stat®, Soft ‘N Sure®, CV®, BactoShield® and Lotion Soft® to SC Johnson’s Deb Group professional skin care portfolio.  

“AIC’s many respected products are an excellent fit for the Deb Group portfolio and will complement our trusted Deb brands,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “Adding these brands will enable us to significantly expand our offerings to the U.S. market.”

The AIC business will be integrated into DebMed, the healthcare division of the Deb Group. The acquisition of the AIC business will allow Deb Group to introduce its full array of hand hygiene and skin care innovation to U.S. hospitals, building upon the existing AIC dispensing platform.

“With this acquisition, we can now more widely deploy the DebMed electronic hand hygiene monitoring system in the U.S. healthcare market,” said Bryan Anderson, CEO of Deb Group. “We expect this will also impact the widespread adoption of monitoring technology in the coming years.”

The Deb Group was acquired by SC Johnson in 2015. It is the world’s leader in away-from-home skincare consisting of 21 companies operating in 16 countries offering skin care regimens for all types of workplace and public environments, spanning industrial, commercial, healthcare and food sectors.

As a private company, SC Johnson does not disclose details regarding financial or business transactions.

About SC Johnson

SC Johnson is a family company dedicated to innovative, high-quality products, excellence in the workplace and a long-term commitment to the environment and the communities in which it operates. Based in the USA, the company is one of the world's leading manufacturers of household cleaning products and products for home storage, air care, pest control and shoe care, as well as professional products. It markets such well-known brands as GLADE®, KIWI®, OFF!®, PLEDGE®, RAID®, SCRUBBING BUBBLES®, SHOUT®, WINDEX® and ZIPLOC® in the U.S. and beyond, with brands marketed outside the U.S. including AUTAN®, TANA®, BAMA®, BAYGON®, BRISE®, KABIKILLER®, KLEAR®, MR MUSCLE® and RIDSECT®. The 130-year-old company, which generates $10 billion in sales, employs approximately 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world.