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SW Umwelttechnik posts record order intake

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Company Information/Orders, Investments

03.10.2007

. Third quarter order intake E42 million . E25 million investment programme close to completion

Vienna listed environmental engineering group SW Umwelttechnik  today announced record order intake of E42 million (m) in the third quarter of  2007,  resulting in a sharp rise in order backlog to  E41m  (Q3   2006:  E30m).  This  pick-up  in business signals an end to depressed demand in Hungary and  Romania  during  the second quarter.

Throughout 2007  market  conditions  in  Hungary  have  been  shaped by  budget consolidation measures which have caused a  marked   fall-off  in  public  sector orders.  Meanwhile  in  Romania  delays in  the  release    of    EU    Structural Organisational  Programme   (SOP)  funding  for  environmental    protection    and infrastructure projects have blocked urgently needed public sector investment.

Hungary SW Umwelttechnik's Water Conservation business sector has recently won a  number of major  orders  including  a  contract  to   supply  the  collecting  sewer  in Budapest. The  project  includes   supplying  jacking  pipes  for  a  2-kilometre section below the bed of the Danube.  Other  contracts  include  the  wastewater collection system  for  south  Budapest,  pipes  and  shafts  for  the  city  of Debrecen, and a E5m drainage system for the M7 motorway.

Romania In Romania the current focus of the Water Conservation   sector's  activities  is on  supplying  drainage  systems  for     factories    and    business    parks.    SW Umwelttechnik will not receive large municipal orders for  wastewater  treatment plants until early 2008 when the SOP funding is released.

The Infrastructure sector has won contracts to  supply  logistics   and  shopping centres in Constanta, Targu Mures and Cluj with products to  a  total  value  of E17m, ensuring good capacity utilisation for the  group's  new  factory  in  the greater Bucharest area when it starts up in November.

Austria SW Umwelttechnik has landed orders for its innovative surface water  protection systems for transportation surfaces in Austria (e.g. at the Zeltweg  Eurofighter air base and the new Graz East shunting yard), and in northern Italy  (e.g.  for the cargo transhipment area at the port of Monfalcone and the new Venice   bypass motorway).

Outlook SW Umwelttechnik sees results for 2007 - despite a reduced revenue  as  a  whole improving slightly due to slow public sector   contract  awards  in  Hungary  and Romania in the first and second quarters. Management's expectation  of  stronger earnings in 2008 is underpinned by the sharp rise in  order  intake  in  Romania and the record investment programme implemented in 2007.

Founded in 1910, SW Umwelttechnik remains a family business, though it has  been listed  on  the  Vienna  Stock  Exchange  since  1997.   The  company  is  widely identified with sustainable  enterprise  and rapid  expansion  in  Central  and Southeastern Europe. The Group's innovative  environmental  technology  products contribute to infrastructure renewal in CSE countries. In 2006 SW  Umwelttechnik employed a total of 836 people at 16 sites and posted revenues of E102m.

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Further inquiry note:
Dr. Bernd Wolschner
Member of the Management Board
Tel.: +43/7259/31 35 0
Fax:  +43/7259/31 35 6

Romed Lackner
Investor Relations Officer
Tel.: +43/664/811 76 70
Fax:  +43/463/37 667 170
E-Mail: romed.lackner@sw-umwelttechnik.com

Website: www.sw-umwelttechnik.com

Branche: Technology
ISIN:      AT0000808209
WKN:        910497
Index:    WBI
Börsen:  Börse Berlin / free trade
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