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LOCAL MACHINE TOOL BUILDING HAAS AUTOMATION INKS EXPORT PACT WITH LEADING SWISS MANUFACTURER

 CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Haas Automation, one of the fastest growing American companies in the machine tool industry headquartered here, has signed an exclusive export agreement with the Mikron Biel, a division of the Mikron Holding Group, a leading Swiss manufacturer of machine tools.
 Under the agreement, Mikron Biel will resell American-made Haas vertical machining centers (VMCs) with Haas CNCs (computer numerical controls) throughout Continental Europe, India, Southeast Asia, and China under the Mikron brand.
 While the value of the agreement is not fixed, Haas executives estimate that it could easily result in more than $10 million in sales during its first year alone.
 "This is the biggest business event in our company's history since we decided to expand our product line to include machine tools in the first place," said Gene Haas, president of Haas Automation. "We feel the agreement is an endorsement of our commitment to delivering quality and performance in American-designed and -manufactured machine tools at attractive prices by a Swiss machine tool company known for quality and performance around the world. It's also an endorsement of our machine control technology by a company that has been in the CNC business for decades."
 Haas Automation Marketing Manager Peter Zierhut added that "this agreement allows Haas to grow export markets for its products much faster than by relying on internal resources. Mikron's well- established and respected reputation for customer support, service and training will contribute significantly to the rapid acceptance of our machining center products in European and Asian markets."
 According to Dr. Ing. P. Wirth, chief executive officer of Mikron Biel, "Haas machining centers are ideal complements to Mikron's existing line of high-technology universal CNC milling machines and machining centers, providing reliable, workhorse machining capabilities at extremely attractive prices. The combination of Mikron's technically sophisticated machine tools and the low-cost, quality production capabilities of Haas machining centers allows us to offer customers in Europe and other territories a more complete range of metalworking solutions."
 Initially Mikron will be selling two of the most popular models in the Haas CNC vertical machining center family, the VF-2 and VF-3 models. Each is a rugged bed mill that features a spindle motor driving a heavy duty gear-box, a 20-tool automatic tool changer, a fourth axis interface (for easy installation of Haas rotary products and other automated accessories), a durable enclosure, and Fanuc(TM)- compatible controls. These controls, designed and built by Haas, feature a powerful 32-bit processor for fast throughput of up to 180 blocks per second and will run existing Fanuc NC programs. All Haas products are warranted for two years on the control and one year parts and labor on the machine.
 The Mikron Group has been supplying high technology products to world markets for more than 80 years. Products include machine tools, gear hobbing machines, transfer machines, flexible assembly systems and a range of tools and plastic parts. Mikron had sales last year of about $200 million and employs more than 1,800 people around the globe.
 Haas Automation, headquartered in Chatsworth, is one of the fastest growing American companies in the global machine tool industry. In addition to the popular VF Series of vertical machining centers, Haas also sets the standards for value in the rotary machine accessory marketplace, offering a variety of indexers and positioning tables that add low-cost fourth and fifth axis capabilities to machine tools.
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 /CONTACT: John Dillon or Kristen Comley of Speer, Young & Hollander, 213-487-2363, for Haas Automation/


CO: Haas Automation; Mikron Biel; Mikron Holding Group ST: California IN: CPR SU: CON

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