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CAPITAL EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURER ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF PRODUCT LINES; WILL ADD MAJOR PRODUCTION FACILITY IN GREATER DETROIT AREA

 TROY, Mich., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Hueller Hille Corporation, a multimillion-dollar Troy-based manufacturer of high-technology transfer lines and flexible production systems for the automotive and transportation industries, has announced a realignment of operations that involves:
 -- Development of a major new 150,000-square-foot engineering, manufacturing and training facility in the Greater Detroit area.
 -- Plans to increase Michigan employment as sales of the new products dictate.
 -- The expansion of its capital equipment product offerings to include:
 - Automated assembly lines and testing systems.
 - High-technology computer-based gauging and measuring systems.
 - Computerized vertical turning systems.
 - Automated welding systems, including proprietary laser
 welding systems.
 In announcing these actions, a spokesman at Hueller Hille said the company also has changed its name to Thyssen Production Systems, Inc., to reflect this major expansion of its business and mission.
 He said, "Thyssen Production Systems is integrating technology developed by four of the world's leading producers of advanced production systems for automotive and transportation industry customers."
 The four sister companies supporting Thyssen Production Systems, Inc., with technology and specialized expertise are all based in Germany and have worldwide operations. They include:
 Hueller Hille GmbH; Maschinenfabrik Diedesheim GmbH; Johann A. Krause Maschinenfabrik GmbH, and Nothelfer GmbH.
 Thyssen Production Systems and the four German-based companies are all members of Thyssen Industrie AG Maschinenbau.
 "Thyssen Production Systems, Inc. will now operate as the North American high-technology capital equipment manufacturing and supplier arm of Thyssen Industrie AG Machinenbau," which is presently ranked third in the world in sales among capital equipment producers, according to the spokesman.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: A photo of Hueller Hille name change to Thyssen Production Systems is available./
 /CONTACT: Reginald Morgan of Thyssen Production Systems, 313-589-3000; or Paul O. Sichert, 313-643-3520, for Thyssen Production Systems/


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