Semperit AG Holding

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Major Investment at the Belchatów Conveyor Belt Plant in Poland

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Wien (euro adhoc) - The Sempertrans segment of the Semperit Group is expanding
the conveyor belt production at its Belchatów, Poland site. A total of about EUR
40 million will be invested by the year 2015 to expand production capacities in
response to the strong demand for Sempertrans products. This is the largest
organic investment ever made by Semperit.

 "Over the last three years we have intensified our sales activities, especially
in South America and Asia, and opened up additional market segments. As a
result, Sempertrans has been able to establish a foothold in completely new
markets", says Thomas Fahnemann, CEO of the Semperit Group, explaining the
reason for the large-scale investment. "It is necessary to expand production
capacities in order to be prepared to continue our expansion in previously
untapped markets and countries. On the basis of our decision in favour of the
Belchatów facility, we are expanding our strong technological position in the
high-quality conveyor belt business, and create additional industrial jobs in
Europe," he adds. Thus the investment is the logical consequence of Semperit's
growth strategy in its Industrial Sector.

Market growth for conveyor belts is being driven by the "megatrend of mining."
The continually rising demand for energy and raw materials requires
corresponding investments. Sempertrans Belchatów is one of the largest plants of
conveyor belts in Europe and is specialised in the manufacturing of heavy-duty
steel cord belts and textile conveyor belts. The fields of application for
Sempertrans products are mining, the steel and cement industries, power plants
and the transport industry.  
 
This year Sempertrans introduced a new energy-saving conveyor belt onto the
market, which saves up to 25 percent of energy required during operation versus
a conventional belt. Sempertrans Belchatów's first large contract order for more
than 30 km of this product results in energy saving corresponding to the average
annual energy consumption of 10,000 households in Western Europe.


About Semperit
The publicly listed Semperit AG Holding is an internationally-oriented group
that develops, produces, and sells highly specialised rubber and plastic
products for the medical and industrial sectors: examination and surgical
gloves, hydraulic and industrial hoses, conveyor belts, escalator handrails,
construction profiles, cable car rings, and products for railway
superstructures. The headquarters of this long-standing Austrian company, which
was founded in 1824, are located in Vienna, and the global R & D centre is in
Wimpassing, Lower Austria. The Semperit Group employs more than 10,000 people
worldwide, including more than 7,000 in Asia and more than 700 in Austria. The
group has 22 manufacturing facilities worldwide and numerous sales offices in
Europe, Asia, and America. In 2012, the group generated revenue of EUR 829
million and an EBITDA of EUR 109 million.

About Sempertrans
With production facilities in Poland, France, China, and India, Sempertrans is
one of the largest and most technologically advanced conveyor belt manufacturers
in the world. The portfolio includes belts with both fabric and steel cord
carcasses, which perfectly fit the requirements of their respective fields of
application. These range from underground and surface mining, to heavy industry
and shipping ports. Conveyor belts from Sempertrans are distinguished worldwide
for their high reliability and long life. Thanks to customised production, they
also impress with versatility. Sempertrans serves customers from design, through
manufacturing and installation, to maintenance, and is represented worldwide by
a production and distribution network with expert partners for service and
systems design.
Through an increased presence in emerging markets in Asia and Latin America,
Sempertrans will continue to profit from the strong demand for raw materials and
energy. In 2012, Sempertrans generated revenue of EUR 144 million (approx.17% of
the group revenue) and an EBITDA of EUR 21 million.


Further inquiry note:
Martina Büchele 		
Head of Group Communications
Tel.: +43 676 8715 8621		
martina.buechele@semperitgroup.com

Stefan Marin	
Investor Relations	
Tel.: +43 676 8715 8210
stefan.marin@semperitgroup.com

www.semperitgroup.com

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company:     Semperit AG Holding
             Modecenterstrasse 22
             A-1030 Wien
phone:       +43 1 79 777-210
FAX:         +43 1 79 777-602
mail:     investor@semperitgroup.com
WWW:      www.semperitgroup.com
sector:      Synthetics & Plastics
ISIN:        AT0000785555
indexes:     WBI, ViDX, Prime Market
stockmarkets: free trade: Berlin, official market: Wien, stock market: Stuttgart,
             Frankfurt 
language:   English
 



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