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EANS-News: ANDRITZ acquires Royal GMF-Gouda, Netherlands

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Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz, October 30, 2012.  International technology Group
ANDRITZ has acquired Royal GMF-Gouda (Goudsche Machinefabriek) with headquarters
in Waddinxveen, Netherlands, including its operations in Germany, France, China,
Singapore, Indonesia, and the USA. The company has around 140 employees in total
and generates annual sales of approximately 40 MEUR. It was agreed not to
disclose the purchase price.

Royal GMF-Gouda is one of the leading manufacturers of drying solutions, mainly
drum dryers and paddle dryers for the food industry (e.g. baby food), the
chemical industry, and the municipal sector of the environmental industry. The
company complements and extends the range of products and services of the
ANDRITZ SEPARATION business area in the drying sector. The company's integration
into the international ANDRITZ sales network will open up growth opportunities
for Royal GMF-Gouda, both geographically and in terms of customers. 

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International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants,
equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry,
solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel
industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition,
ANDRITZ offers technologies for other sectors including automation, pumps,
machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers
and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants
for the production of panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and
torrefaction plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz,
Austria and has a staff of more than 17,400 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ
operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all
around the world.

ANDRITZ SEPARATION is one of the leading global suppliers of plants and
equipment for mechanical solid/liquid separation of municipal and industrial
sludges, for suspensions in many different industries (coal, ore and mineral
processing, chemical, petrochemical and food industries) and for biomass (wood,
bagasse, paper, fiber and deinking sludges, rejects), as well as for subsequent
thermal drying of these products. Its field of activity covers planning and
manufacture of key components and turnkey plants (thickeners and screens for
sewage and effluent treatment, centrifuges, drum and disc filters, belt and
filter presses for dewatering, as well as plants for drying and incineration of
sludge), installation and start-up of complete plants, the entire automation and
safety engineering, as well as services.

Further inquiry note:
Dr. Michael Buchbauer
Head of Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979
Fax: +43 316 6902 465

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company:     Andritz AG
             Stattegger Straße 18
             A-8045 Graz
phone:       +43 (0)316 6902-0
FAX:         +43 (0)316 6902-415
sector:      Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:        AT0000730007
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, ATX, ATX five
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English

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