MAG Completing Phase 1 of New China Plant

Production of machine tools, manufacturing automation systems to begin in February 2010

MAG Industrial Automation Systems expects to complete the first phase of its new manufacturing plant in Changchun, China, this month, and to begin producing machine tools and factory automation systems in February 2010. The plant is being established in two phases: the first will have over 6,000 square-meters of production space; new offices will add 7,000 square meters.

MAG China designs and builds vertical and horizontal machining centers, cold forming machinery, transfer lines, and specialty machines for China and the Pacific Rim. Its customers are manufacturers serving land transportation, aerospace, energy production, mining and farming machinery, and general machining industries.

"This new facility complements our operations in Beijing and Shanghai to offer unique technical knowledge and increased production capacity for faster, better service. Our Chinese footprint will greatly increase Chinese industrial productivity and technological capabilities," stated MAG President Daniel D. Janka.

MAG Industrial Automation Systems is based in Erlanger, Ken. MAG China established a joint venture in Changchun in 1995, and the new, wholly owned subsidiary increases its capability for designing, researching and developing, and manufacturing in China for the domestic and regional markets.

"With year-over-year GDP growth of nearly nine percent in the third quarter this year, the Chinese market is a bright spot in the global economy, and MAG China has rapidly grown to meet the needs of the aggressive infrastructure build-out going on in that country and the greater Asian market," Janka concluded.

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