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From 0 to 100 in 11 months - Semperflex Surpasses 100 Million Metre Hose Production Threshold

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The Segment Semperflex of the publicly listed Semperit Group has achieved a new
production record. For the first time in the company's history, the world's
leading manufacturer of hydraulic and industrial hoses produced more than 100
million metres of hoses within a period of one year. The new all-time-high was
already achieved at the beginning of December 2014 after a period of 11 months.
Since 1996 Semperflex has increased its hose production volume more than tenfold
from 10 million metres to more than 100 million metres in 2014. This record
output would enable Semperit hoses to circle the globe about two and a half

"The new production record is the result of our successful growth strategy. We
managed to expand and increase our market share even in economically difficult
times because we positioned ourselves to operate in an even more global and
customer-oriented manner. We are further strongly expanding production
capacities because we remain optimistic concerning our long-term growth
potential. Additional capacity will be available as of the first quarter of 2015
at the Odry site, which is already Europe's largest hose production plant", says
Semperit CEO Thomas Fahnemann in commenting on the success of Semperflex in
surpassing the 100 million metre milestone.

Recently business of the Segment Semperflex developed more favourably than the
overall market. Semperflex counteracted the weaker market development by
intensifying its sales and marketing activities as a means of increasing its
market share.   

About Semperit 
The publicly listed company Semperit AG Holding is an internationally-oriented
group that develops, produces, and sells in more than 100 countries 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 about 11,600
people worldwide, including close to 9,000 in Asia and more than 800 in Austria
(Vienna and production site in Wimpassing, Lower Austria). The Group has 22
manufacturing facilities worldwide and numerous sales offices in Europe, Asia,
and America. In 2013 the group generated sales of EUR 906 million and an EBITDA
of EUR 133 million.

About Semperflex 
The Semperflex segment of the Semperit Group develops, manufactures and markets
worldwide hydraulic hoses, industrial hoses, elastomer sheeting and abrasion
protection. Production at sites in Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Germany,
China and Thailand takes place in line with the highest quality standards.
Semperflex plans to further strengthen its leading market position by
continually expanding production capacities and increasing its presence on
growth markets. In 2013 the Semperflex segment generated revenue of EUR 186
million (about 21% of Group revenue) and an EBITDA of EUR 42 million.

Further inquiry note:
Martina Büchele 		
Head of Group Communications
Tel.: +43 676 8715 8621

Stefan Marin	
Investor Relations	
Tel.: +43 676 8715 8210

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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
sector:      Synthetics & Plastics
ISIN:        AT0000785555
indexes:     WBI, ATX Prime, ViDX, Prime Market, ATX Global Players
stockmarkets: official market: Wien 
language:   English

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