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SAF-HOLLAND S.A.: SAF-HOLLAND improves Aftermarket service

SAF-HOLLAND S.A. / Key word(s): Miscellaneous

22.06.2011 / 09:10

SAF-HOLLAND improves Aftermarket service

- Warehouses in Germany consolidated

- First centralized warehouse in the USA

- Fast single-source delivery for customers

Luxembourg, June 22, 2011 - SAF-HOLLAND, a leading supplier for the global truck and trailer industry, is strengthening its aftermarket business through restructuring of its spare parts warehouses. This will considerably simplify the ordering and delivery process for customers.

From July 1, 2011, the previous two spare parts warehouses in Singen and Aschaffenburg will be consolidated at the Aschaffenburg location. From now on, customers will be able to order replacement parts from the entire product range of SAF-HOLLAND and SAF-HOLLAND Verkehrstechnik GmbH from one spare parts warehouse location. The parts will be delivered together in one delivery and will no longer be transported from different production locations as was previously the case. 'This will considerably improve the service for trucking companies and fleet operators', said Alexander Geis, Head of the Aftermarket Business Unit. 'In addition, existing capacities will be better utilized as no additional investments will be required for the spare parts warehouse in Aschaffenburg', continued Geis.
Staff reductions are not planned: 'Thanks to the good order situation, we are able to offer new positions to all employees from the Singen spare parts warehouse', said Svend Koch, Managing Director of SAF-HOLLAND Verkehrstechnik in Singen.

In May, SAF-HOLLAND already opened the centralized replacement parts warehouse for America. It is located in Cincinnatti, Ohio (USA) and covers an area of around 8,000 square meters. 'We are replacing numerous decentralized warehouses and substantially reducing delivery times to customers. We are also improving our internal and external logistics processes', said Alexander Geis.

Both warehouses are conveniently located near highways and airports guaranteeing fast and reliable delivery of spare parts to customers.

With this measure, SAF-HOLLAND will exploit further synergies across locations and use existing resources to increase its service and delivery availability with respect to customers.

The Aftermarket Business Unit, which, with a close-meshed global service network, ensures prompt and reliable replacement part delivery for fleet operators and trucking companies, generated around 30% of SAF-HOLLAND's total sales in financial year 2010.

Company Profile:
With sales of approximately EUR 630 million in 2010 and over 2,800 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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Michael Schickling
Director Investor Relations / Corporate Communications
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