Contech & SEKISUI Form Strategic Alliance Exclusive License for 20 years in the U.S. and Canada to Promote Pipe Rehabilitation Products

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Contech Engineered Solutions, the nation's leading site solutions company, and SEKISUI SPR Group, a global leader in pipe rehabilitation products, announced today the signing of a strategic agreement. This agreement covering the United States and Canada, gives Contech the exclusive license for the next 20 years to manufacture, promote and sell to authorized installers SPR™ PE, a spiral-wound HDPE product that is heat-fused to form a structural pipeline rehabilitation system.

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"Rehabilitation is critically important in helping to solve the nation's aging infrastructure problem," said Ron Keating, President and CEO of Contech. "SEKISUI SPR's advanced technology and ability to provide the product, which is used for in-situ winding of pipe, is a tremendous addition to Contech's portfolio. We are looking forward to a strong partnership."

"We are excited to be working with Contech," said Edmund Luksch, Chairman of SEKISUI Rib Loc Australia, technology owner of SPR PE. "SEKISUI SPR's spiral-wound HDPE pipeline rehabilitation technology has been used to rehabilitate gravity pipelines throughout the world. What sets SPR™ PE apart from other traditional sliplining products is that the pipe is relined in a jointless fashion without excessive site disruption."

About Contech Engineered Solutions LLC
As a leading provider of site solution products and services for the civil engineering industry, the Contech portfolio offering includes bridges, drainage, erosion control, retaining walls, sanitary sewer, stormwater and wastewater treatment products. To contact one of Contech's 50 offices or 300 sales and product professionals nationwide, visit www.ContechES.com or telephone 800-338-1122.

About SEKISUI SPR Group
The SEKISUI SPR Group with headquarters in Tokyo offers cutting-edge technological solutions in the underground infrastructure sector. The SEKISUI SPR Group markets the key technologies: spiral-wound pipe lining, cured-in-place pipe lining and Close Fit lining for the rehabilitation of water, sewage and gas networks. The products for trenchless pipe rehabilitation are manufactured in a total of seven plants in Australia, South Korea, Germany, Belgium, USA and the Netherlands. An international marketing and partner network pools the competencies of the technology companies and experienced local construction companies in the continental companies.

The SEKISUI SPR Group employs a workforce of 800 worldwide and operates in over 40 countries, achieving optimum results for its customers from the planning stage to installation. Visit www.sekisuispr.com.

SOURCE Contech Engineered Solutions LLC



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