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January 2008

DYWIDAG-Systems International GmbH (DSI) acquires MET-TECH Industries Ltd.

DYWIDAG-Systems International GmbH (DSI) is pleased to announce that DSI has acquired MET-TECH Industries Ltd. on January, 3rd, 2008



MET-TECH, founded in 1981, is an important US producer of a wide range of mining products with strong R&D activities.



Situated in Cambridge, Ohio, MET-TECH is located in the northern region of the coal basin in the Appalachian Mountains. MET-TECH’s main activities include the development, production and supply of high quality ground support products and systems for the coal mining industry.


Commencing immediately MET-TECH will operate as DSI MET-TECH and will be part of DSI’s Mining Operations in the USA. Although the name may have changed, we can assure you that the management, staff and employees of MET-TECH as well as DSI are committed to maintaining the high level of service, technological innovation and product quality that has made MET-TECH a respected supplier in the USA. Our long term experience in mining as well as our global market position will enhance the level of service provided.


DSI is the global market leader in the development, production and application of Construction & Underground Systems with about 2,000 employees worldwide and operations across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. DSI has made strong progress over the past few years in terms of both solid financial performance and successful acquisitions. Also, DSI has successfully established its Mining product supply business.


“This acquisition is a further move in strengthening DSI’s market leadership for the supply of mining products and systems worldwide", commented Alan Henderson, Chief Executive Officer of DSI Mining America’s product supply business.


DSI are pleased to welcome MET-TECH within their Mining Business and are looking forward to also establish themselves successfully in the Central and South American mining market.

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