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					March 2008, Kottingbrunn, Austria




PRESS RELEASE



Battenfeld Injection Molding taken over by the Wittmann-Group

On 01 April 2008 the Austrian Wittmann Group will take over Battenfeld
Kunststoffmaschinen Ges.m.b.H., which has become insolvent. After closing on
31 March 2008, the headquarters and production location Kottingbrunn, the worldwide
sales subsidiaries, the German customer service company and the previously
independent Service Unit will belong to Wittmann.


Following the consent of the board of creditors and subject to an inspection in accordance with
the anti-trust laws, the Austrian manufacturer of injection moulding machines Battenfeld will in
future be part of the Wittmann Group, which has its headquarters in Vienna.


Wittmann is a global manufacturer of a comprehensive and innovative range of peripheral
devices for the plastics industry. This range includes robots and automation equipment,
automatic material supply and drying plus recycling of the plastics, and tool tempering and
cooling.


This means that in future Battenfeld and Wittmann together will be the first company in the world
which is able to offer a fully-integrated product range for injection moulding.
With the new owner Battenfeld can look forward to a positive future and can successfully
maintain and expand its customer relationships which are planned for the long term.

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                 The text and photos in this press release are available for downloading at
                     www.battenfeld-imt.com/de/ueber-uns/pressemitteilungen.html
Battenfeld and Wittmann together employ more than 1,500 employees worldwide.


Both companies will continue to offer their products and services separately on the world
market: “The integration of both companies leads to significant advantages for our customers
and we are sure to enlarge our worldwide market position in progress,” say the owners Dr.
Werner Wittmann and Georg Tinschert in union.




Source: Battenfeld
Fig. 1: Battenfeld’s Headquarters, Kottingbrunn (Austria)




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Contact:

Battenfeld Kunststoffmaschinen Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Wiener Neustädter Strasse 81
A-2542 Kottingbrunn
Tel: +43 2252 404-0
Fax: +43 2252 404-1002
susanne.binner@battenfeld-imt.com
www.battenfeld-imt.com



Wittmann Kunststoffgeräte Ges.m.b.H.
Lichtblaustraße 10
A-1220 Wien
Tel:: +43 1 250 39-0
Fax: +43 1 259 71 70
info@wittmann-robot.at
www.wittmann-robot.at




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