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DGAP-News: Manz AG receives the largest single order to date in the Battery segment

June 9, 2014

DGAP-News: Manz AG / Key word(s): Incoming Orders Manz AG receives the largest single order to date in the Battery segment 10.06.2014 / 07:47 --------------------------------------------------------------------- Manz AG receives the largest single order to date in the Battery segment - Successful entry into the market sector of lithium-ion batteries for Consumer Electronics - Innovative production technology enables advanced battery design with longer battery life - Comprehensive technology portfolio of Manz AG and new acquired Manz Italy (formerly Arcotronics) impress customers Reutlingen, 10 June 2014 - Manz AG, one of the world's leading high-tech engineering companies with an extensive technology portfolio covering the three strategic divisions of "Display", "Solar" and "Battery", has received the largest single order to date in the Battery business segment. With this order Manz AG has successfully entered into the rapidly growing Battery market sector for consumer electronics. The driving factor in this attractive market is the ever-increasing importance of the battery life, especially in premium segment devices. Manz AG also estimates the potential for follow-up orders to be correspondingly high. The order will primarily contribute to revenues and earnings in the second half of 2014. With its extensive expertise and experience in engineering for lithium-ion batteries for e-mobility Manz AG was able to convince the customer. The foundations for the ground-breaking production technology of innovative batteries with a longer battery life were worked out in a previous development project. Core processes, such as the laser cutting and the rapid high-precision stacking of electrode sheets, developed and successfully introduced to the market in the past few years, were successfully transferred. Also the long-term experience of Manz Italy (formerly Arcotronics), acquired in May 2014, in the production technology of small size consumer electronic batteries as well as their leading technology for laminating separators came to the fore. Through this acquisition Manz AG has further enhanced its comprehensive technology portfolio. With this worldwide unique portfolio of all relevant technologies for the production of lithium-ion batteries, Manz was able to win the major order. Dieter Manz, CEO and founder of Manz AG: "This order means for us entering into the rapidly growing Lithium-ion Battery sector for consumer electronics. Thereby we can quickly expand the Battery business segment as planned and are therefore not impacted by the recent sluggish development in the e-mobility sector." The order received involves a fully integrated production line, where Manz AG is also providing essential elements of the process know-how. "The potential for follow-up orders is huge and will strengthen our leading position as an equipment and technology provider for the production of lithium-ion batteries", Dieter Manz concludes. With its entry into the market segment lithium-ion batteries for consumer electronics Manz AG is continuing to push forward the diversification of the company in order of being not impacted by the volatility of the individual business segments. Dieter Manz: "We will achieve record revenues in the Battery business segment with this large order as well as the consolidated revenues from the newly acquired Manz Italy. This development gives us reason to be very positive for the full year, enabling us to confirm our forecast of significant growth in revenues within the entire group and increased profitability." Company profile: Manz AG - passion for efficiency Manz AG, headquartered in Reutlingen, Germany, is one of the world's leading high-tech engineering firms. Founded in 1987, in recent years the company has grown from an automation specialist into a supplier of integrated production lines. Manz has expertise in six fields of technology: automation, laser processes, vacuum coating, screen printing, metrology, and wet-chemical processes. These technologies are used and developed in three strategic business areas: Display, Solar, and Battery. The company, led by founder Dieter Manz, has been listed on the stock exchange in Germany since 2006, and currently develops and manufactures in Germany, China, Taiwan, Slovakia, Hungary, and Italy. Manz also has sales and service offices in the United States, South Korea, and India. At the beginning of 2014, Manz AG had approximately 1,850 employees, half of them in Asia. With its slogan "Passion for Efficiency", Manz is making a promise to offer its customers - all companies active in important future markets - increasingly efficient production equipment. Like this, the company contributes significantly to reduce the production costs of end products and thereby making them available for a broad range of buyers worldwide. Investor Relations Contact: cometis AG Ulrich Wiehle / Claudius Krause Tel.: +49 (0)611 - 205855-28 Fax: +49 (0)611 - 205855-66 E-mail: krause@cometis.deManz AGAxel Bartmann Tel.: +49 (0)7121 - 9000-395 Fax: +49 (0)7121 - 9000-99 E-mail: abartmann@manz.com End of Corporate News --------------------------------------------------------------------- 10.06.2014 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Manz AG SteigÄckerstr. 5 72768 Reutlingen Germany Phone: +49 (0) 7121 9000-0 Fax: +49 (0) 7121 9000-99 E-mail: info@manz.com Internet: http://www.manz.com ISIN: DE000A0JQ5U3 WKN: A0JQ5U Indices: TECDAX Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, DÜsseldorf, MÜnchen, Stuttgart End of News DGAP News-Service --------------------------------------------------------------------- 272825 10.06.2014


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