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Quebecor World Selects Gammerler for Key Role in Offset Retooling Project

Press release from the issuing company

Hanover Park, IL, May 12, 2005 – Gammerler, the leading manufacturer of high quality inline finishing equipment and systems, announced the sale of 16 KL 6000 Compensating Stackers, 14 SV 500 Vertical Log Stackers, eight PR 500 Robotic Palletizers, seven PL 500 Robotic Log Palletizers and 29 lines of overhead conveying to Quebecor World. The postpress equipment was purchased as part of Quebecor World’s Offset Retooling Project, a strategic program designed to upgrade the company’s offset print production platform. “Given the scope of the project we wanted to make sure our chosen partners would provide the equipment, technology and service required to assure the smoothest possible startup of the new presses,” noted Ros Dennison, Vice President, Global Gravure Technology for Quebecor World. “Gämmerler’s selection was based on a history of proven performance in relation to our requirements and the willingness of the Gämmerler organization to tailor the applications to the specific requirements of each site. Quebecor World is confident that the automation equipment supplied by Gämmerler will meet our expectations and provide the return on investment expected by our stakeholders,” Phase one of the Offset Retooling Project calls for 11 systems with installations at 10 different sites. Gämmerler will provide nine of the eleven systems. “We are pleased to have been selected by one of the world’s leading printers to play such an important role in offset operations,” said Mark Legac, Global Director / Sales & Marketing for Gämmerler. Our mission at Gämmerler is to help printers improve efficiency by producing reliable postpress automation equipment and we appreciate the confidence that Quebecor World has placed in us by selecting Gämmerler for this important project.” Gämmerler Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gämmerler AG, Gerestried-Gelting, Germany, a leading provider of material handling and inline finishing solutions to the commercial and newspaper print markets. Known for exceptional quality and reliability, Gämmerler products help printers increase production efficiency and reduce downtime. Gämmerler Corporation’s North American headquarters are located in Hanover Park, IL. Gämmerler also has business operations throughout Europe, Asia, and Latin America.