CHRIST WATER TECHNOLOGY AG

euro adhoc: CHRIST WATER TECHNOLOGY AG
Mergers - Acquisitions - Takeovers / CHRIST becomes turnkey supplier in the beverage industry

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10.03.2006

CHRIST WATER TECHNOLOGY takes over 51% of KF Service GmbH completing the product and process portfolio in the segment Food & Beverage.

With a globally installed base of 450 plants, the Ubstadt-Weiher, Germany, located KF is one of the leading manufacturers of process plants for the food and beverage industry with a staff of 53. The turnover in the Food & Beverage division is expected to grow by EUR 15mn after having realized a preliminary figure of EUR 23mn in 2005.

KF is focused on the pasteurisation of drinks and milk products. The competence of the company comprises engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of pasteurisation plants for the juice industry and UHT (Ultra High Temperature-process) plants for the milk industry. Vacuum deaeration plants for quality control of the end product, fully automated cleaning systems and product preparation lines complete the programme.

CHRIST CEO Karl Michael Millauer: "With the takeover of KF we fill the last strategically important gap to become a full liner in the business creating a competitive edge of CHRIST in a strongly growing food and beverage market."

Together with CHRIST-subsidiary Van der Molen, the expert for the soft drink industry, CHRIST covers the full range of food and beverage production to the end product as a turnkey supplier.

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Further inquiry note:
Christ Water Technology AG, A-5310 Mondsee, Walter-Simmer-Str. 4
Karl Michael Millauer, CEO, Tel. +0664/2002305
Ralf Burchert, CEFA, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Tel. +43 6232 5011 1113, Fax +43 6232 5011 1109,
E-Mail: ralf.burchert@christ-water.com

Branche: Biotechnology
ISIN:      AT0000499157
WKN:        675399
Index:    WBI, ATX Prime
Börsen:  Wiener Börse AG / official market



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