Applied UV Announces Successful Integration of Its PURO UV Disinfection and Airocide Food Preservation Units to Optimize Cost Reduction and Expand Global Growth Opportunities

New organizational structure to maximize revenue opportunities and reduce costs across several operating units

Cost saving initiatives are expected to reduce ongoing operating expenses in excess of $1 million annually beginning in January 2024; Management expects the Company’s operating units to be cash flow positive in the second quarter of 2024  

NEW YORK, NY - (NewMediaWire) - December 18, 2023 - Applied UV, Inc. (Applied UVor the Company) (Nasdaq: AUVI), a leader in global food security, air quality, and specialty building solutions today announced the successful integration of its PURO and Airocide  businesses into its Sterilumen subsidiary to optimize its portfolio, reduce costs, deliver margin expansion and drive sustainable shareholder value creation. The Company believes the PURO and Airocide integration and other cost saving initiatives previously completed are expected to reduce ongoing operating expenses annually by approximately $1 million beginning in fiscal 2024.

“We believe the product platform and breadth of solutions created through this integration is of the highest quality and well diversified and allows SteriLumen to be a truly global player across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.  In addition, we have been able to leverage the combined product offerings to generate greater opportunities for growth in revenue, and to provide enhanced technical support, customer retention, and customer life cycle management," said Max Munn, CEO of Applied UV.  Munn went on to say: "The thesis that we had when we acquired PURO has proven to be correct, as demonstrated by the fact that our global customers are constantly seeking solution providers that can deliver products anywhere in the world and can provide integrated offerings to meet their growing needs. We believe the completion of our transformation plan represents a clear path to create a more profitable and focused Applied UV."

This integration allows us to gain from the natural synergies between these two businesses resulting in a unique market-facing business that provides optimal leverage and benefits. These benefits include:

Expanded Sales & Marketing Capabilities

      Significantly expands the portfolio of air and surface disinfection solutions available to customers on a global basis;

      Access to SteriLumen’s global distribution footprint with 89 dealers/distributors in 52 Countries;

      Enhanced 'cross selling' revenue opportunities;

      Combination of management organizations, marketing, and "go-to-market" sales teams, expected to lower operating costs and improve margins; and

      Recent trade show in Dubai of ground-breaking  solutions with technologies aimed at revolutionizing food safety and preservation standards that address the region's unique climate  challenges confirmed the significant interest in both the Airocide Pro and PURO’s patented Fighter Flex HVAC disinfection system.

Improved Operating Performance

      Singular improved focus on quality and lean strategies to improve customer satisfaction, reduce costs, and ensure long-term competitiveness.

      Elimination of overlapping administrative, management and operations-related employee positions; and

      Facility optimization and rationalization of certain real estate leases, as a result of the Company’s shifting substantially all SteriLumen disinfection-related product manufacturing to Canon, Virginia (‘CVI’), a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. 

In addition to sales growth, this integration is expected to create significant cost reduction in an ongoing process of expense reduction. A major step in this direction is the consolidation of warehouse and manufacturing operations at our Airocide facility in Kennesaw, GA. This move will optimize our production capabilities and enhance our supply chain efficiency, allowing us to serve our customers better and faster.

This integration marks a pivotal moment in the company's evolution, creating a unified sales team that has already begun to unlock significant synergies and opportunities with our existing customer base. This streamlined approach allows us to leverage our combined strengths, offering a more comprehensive suite of air and surface disinfection solutions to our clients," stated Brian Stern, President of PURO.

Stern added, “One of the most exciting aspects of this integration is the opening of substantial sales opportunities through our expanded global distribution network, particularly in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. By combining the business of PURO and Airocide under the Sterilumen umbrella, we are well-positioned to meet the growing demand for high-quality disinfection technologies across these key markets.”

About PURO UV Disinfection Lighting

PURO UV Disinfection Lighting promotes health and safety by bringing proven and powerful UV light disinfection devices to all indoor spaces where people gather including hospitals, schools and universities, medical and manufacturing facilities, transportation, office buildings, and much more, all without the use of chemicals. From HVAC systems to in room and upper air disinfection, PURO Lighting products offer a wide variety of UV technologies to provide continuous disinfection of air in occupied spaces and can rapidly disinfect any indoor area inactivating up to 99.9% of viruses, bacteria, fungi and more including SARS-CoV-2 virus. 

About Applied UV

Applied UV, Inc. engages in the pursuit of technologies focused on global food security, air quality, and specialty building solutions tailored for the commercial and hospitality sectors.

More details about Applied UV, Inc., and its subsidiaries can be found at

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For Additional Company Information:

Applied UV, Inc. 

Max Munn 

Applied UV Founder, CEO & Director  


Investor Relations Contact:

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Kevin McGrath 



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