Hexagon acquires American wheel manufacturer

15 July 2005

Hexagon has through its business area Hexagon Polymers acquired the wheel division within Trostel SEG, Inc. in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, USA.

Annual turnover amounts to 13 MUSD.

The acquisition is planned to be effective on September 2nd, 2005.

Manufacturing will continue in Lake Geneva, and it has all the requirements for an expansion.

The acquisition will turn Hexagon Polymers into a global supplier of wheels for forklift truck and castor wheel applications.

For further information, please contact:
Lars Olofsson, C.E.O
Hexagon Polymers AB
Tel: +46 70 537 48 01

Håkan Halén, CFO
Hexagon AB
Tel: +46 8 601 26 20

Hexagon AB is a multinational engineering group with the long-term ambition of positioning itself as number one or number two within its strategic sectors. The operation is divided into three business areas: Hexagon Engineering, Hexagon Metrology and Hexagon Polymers. The group's targets are to increase earnings per share after tax by at least 15 per cent p.a., and achieve a return on capital employed higher than 15 per cent over the business cycle. Current turnover amounts to approx. 7 GSEK p.a.

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