Safety-Kleen Expands Operations Into China, Opens Shanghai Office Focused on Manufacturing, Environmental Services



    PLANO, Texas, and SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 6 /CNW/ -- Safety-Kleen Systems,
Inc., has expanded its operations into China, opening its first mainland
office on Oct. 10, 2007, in the Shanghai World Trade Tower.
    
    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20071106/LATU106)
    
    "We're very excited about establishing a long-term presence in China, and
the Shanghai office marks the beginning of that effort," said Safety-Kleen CEO
and President Frederick J. Florjancic.  "During the past year, we've been very
pleased with the high-quality equipment we have been able to have manufactured
in China, and we plan to make Shanghai the hub of our China sourcing
operations."
    Florjancic said Safety-Kleen International Asia Investment Co., Ltd.,
will be led by Henry Chan, an experienced strategic sourcing and supply chain
management expert, and will initially focus on rapidly accelerating the
company's efforts to manufacture equipment and parts in China.  Safety-Kleen
will also seek to identify potential strategic partners as it evaluates
opportunities for expanding its environmental services business in China.
    Safety-Kleen, a privately held company, is the leading oil recycling and
re-refining, parts cleaner and industrial waste management services company in
North America, and currently has licensee operations in Japan, South Korea,
Thailand and Israel.  The company has also signed an agreement for licensee
expansion in Vietnam, which will begin in 2008.
    "As many of our existing customers expand their operations globally, and
especially in Asia, they are increasingly asking us to provide them the same
kind of world-class environmental services they now receive in North America,"
said Safety-Kleen Senior Vice President Mike Fraser. "With today's
international focus on environmental protection and product stewardship,
smart, sustainable businesses want to be sure they have a reliable and proven
partner like Safety-Kleen to help them meet their environmental service needs,
regardless of where those needs arise."
    While in China, Florjancic and other Safety-Kleen executives also met
with Central, Provincial and local government leaders, as well as with other
executives in the petrochemical and environmental services industries.
    "We are looking forward to expanding our staff and our operations in
China," said Chan, Safety-Kleen's Managing Director for China. "With its
skilled workforce and vast range of international companies, we believe China
represents a dual opportunity -- we can lower our costs for acquiring
high-quality equipment, and provide businesses in China with the very best
environmental solutions for their used oil, parts cleaning and hazardous waste
management needs."
    
    About Safety-Kleen
    
    Safety-Kleen, a privately held company, is the leading oil recycling and
re-refining, parts cleaner and industrial waste management services company in
North America, with approximately 4,500 employees serving hundreds of
thousands of customers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. For more
general information, please visit http://www.safety-kleen.com.




For further information:

For further information: John Kyte, +1-972-265-2030, for Safety-Kleen 
Systems, Inc.; or information about the Shanghai office, Mr. Henry Chan of 
Safety-Kleen International Asia Investment Co., Ltd., +021 63621133, Cell, 
+13902262991, henry.chan@safety-kleen.com Web Site:
http://www.safety-kleen.com

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