Svend Koch named Managing Director of SAF-HOLLAND Verkehrstechnik GmbH

Bessenbach, August 31, 2009. - On September 1, Svend Koch (48) is named
Managing Director of SAF-HOLLAND Verkehrstechnik GmbH, a SAF-HOLLAND
subsidiary based in Singen. His responsibilities will include the
successful integration and re-structuring of the former subsidiary of Georg
Fischer which was acquired in 2008. SAF-HOLLAND Verkehrstechnik GmbH
produces and distributes fifth wheels, Trilex wheel systems and kingpins as
well as ball races for drawbar trailers and other commercial vehicle
components. Ranked number two in its business sectors in Europe, the
company primarily supplies the international truck industry.

After technical and commercial training at Renault and after successfully
completing his studies in communications science (MBA), Svend Koch began
his career at Daimler-Benz AG. This subsequently led him to various
managerial positions in the areas of sales and marketing at Mercedes-Benz
before he joined SAF-HOLLAND in 2001 as Service Manager. In this role, he
was responsible for global Aftermarket service, the service network,
complaints management and the training division for the business units
Trailer Systems and Powered Vehicle Systems.

'I'm really looking forward to the task of further extending the global
orientation of Verkehrstechnik GmbH and to utilizing the opportunities
arising from cooperation with our parent company. Our strong market
position in Europe, the agreed service and replacement part sales alliances
with truck manufacturers and our Group's international sales networks are
the primary factors that provide a solid basis for further growth
potential. This on top of the fact that SAF-HOLLAND is already the market
leader in North America for fifth wheels', says Svend Koch on his new

Svend Koch is married and the father of two children.

Barbara Zanzinger
Hauptstraße 26
63856 Bessenbach

Phone +49 6095 301-617

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