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Innovative aerial conveyor system "Flyingbelt" from Sempertrans and Agudio put into operation in Brazil

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-       At around 7 kilometres in length, this "Flyingbelt" is the longest in
the world 
-       A new bulk transportation system moving materials more efficiently and
securely, with lower environmental impact
-       A successful project partnership with Leitner ropeways/Agudio 

The Sempertrans segment of the international Semperit Group, together with the
Italian ropeway manufacturer Leitner ropeways its brand Agudio, have developed a
completely new system for bulk transportation over long distances - the
"Flyingbelt", a combination of ropeway and conveyor belt. The unique conveyor
belt suspended on ropes connects a limestone mine in South Eastern Brazil with a
cement plant owned by LafargeHolcim, the largest producer of construction
materials globally. Under the most difficult topographical conditions, 1,500
tonnes of limestone per hour are transported at a height of up to 36 metres. The
new "Flyingbelt", with a length of approximately 7 kilometres, is the longest in
the world. 

"With the Agudio "Flyingbelt" we have installed a very innovative bulk materials
transportation system. The Sempertrans conveyor belt not only overcomes - at
great height - terrain that can only be accessed with difficulty, it also
transports material efficiently and in an environmentally-friendly way. More
than 40 truck journeys every hour are saved", comments Thomas Fahnemann, CEO of
Semperit Group. "We are the only conveyor belt manufacturer worldwide that has
the technical expertise to deliver the right belt for the special construction
of a cable conveyor belt", Fahnemann adds.

Efficient and with low environmental impact
The longest flying conveyor belt in the world was produced in the Sempertrans
plant in France and shipped to Brazil. The customer LafargeHolcim was convinced
by the lower long-term operating expenses and the higher transportation
capacities. The electricity consumption of the new conveyor equipment is only
around one third of that of conventional ropeway systems and, instead of the
previous maximum of 400 tonnes per hour, 1,500 tonnes of limestone can now be
transported in the same amount of time. In addition, the construction work
needed on the ground for traditional conveyor belts, which encroaches
significantly on nature and the landscape, was not necessary for the
"Flyingbelt" in Brazil. 

Following the successful completion of the project for LafargeHolcim,
Sempertrans and Agudio plan to convince further customers about the new
technology. New projects are in the pipeline, also in areas other than the core
mining segment. 

Flyingbelt photos for download:

About Semperit
The publicly listed company Semperit AG Holding is an internationally-oriented
group that develops, produces, and sells highly specialised rubber and plastic
products in more than 100 countries 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 traditional Austrian company,
which was founded in 1824, are located in Vienna. The Semperit Group employs
more than 7,000 people worldwide, including close to 4,100 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, America and Australia. In 2015, the group generated sales of EUR
915 million and EBITDA of EUR 96 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 textile belts and steel cord belts for the
most demanding applications in the mining, cement and steel industries as well
as other applications such as ports, quarries and chemical industry. Conveyor
belts from Sempertrans are distinguished worldwide for their high reliability
and long life. Thanks to customized production, they also have an impressive
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. In
2015, Sempertrans generated revenues of EUR 165 million (approx. 18% of the
group revenue) and EBITDA of EUR 24 million.

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

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

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