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SAF-HOLLAND S.A.: SAF-HOLLAND expands its business in Middle East and North and Central Africa

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08.08.2011 / 09:43


SAF-HOLLAND expands its business in Middle East and North and Central Africa

New subsidiary founded in Dubai

Luxembourg, August 8, 2011 - SAF-HOLLAND S.A., a leading supplier for the global truck and trailer industry, has strengthened its business in the Middle East as well as North and Central Africa through the founding of a subsidiary in Dubai. Marc Rauchmann, who previously worked for the SAF-HOLLAND Aftermarket Business Unit is the company's Managing Director.

The region has developed into one of SAF-HOLLAND's most important markets. 'Our strengthened presence in the Middle East and Africa will improve order-to-delivery lead times, parts availability and lead to better back-order recovery. All of this will result in enhanced customer support', said Alexander Geis, President of the SAF-HOLLAND Aftermarket Business Unit. With the new regional setup, SAF-HOLLAND's customers will have the opportunity to communicate in their native language and access local training facilities, enjoy local business hours, and local ways of working with quick reactions to customer requests.

Company Profile:
With sales of approximately EUR 631 million in 2010 and about 3,000 employees, SAF-HOLLAND S.A. is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of premium product systems and components primarily for trailers as well as trucks, buses and recreational vehicles. The product range encompasses axle and suspension systems, fifth wheels, coupling devices, kingpins, and landing legs. SAF-HOLLAND customers include the majority of large truck and trailer producers all over the world. The products are sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Original Equipment Suppliers (OESs) by means of a global service and distribution network and via aftermarket channels directly to the end users and service garages. SAF-HOLLAND has therefore established itself as one of the few manufacturers in its sector that is internationally positioned with an extensive product range and a broad service network. SAF-HOLLAND S.A. has been listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange since June 2007 and has been in the SDAX since December 2010.

Contact:
SAF-HOLLAND Group GmbH
Barbara Zanzinger
Hauptstraße 26
63856 Bessenbach

Phone +49 6095 301-617
barbara.zanzinger@safholland.de

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