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Fairfield Atlas is now a part of Saurer AG news
28 January 2006

Fairfield Atlas Ltd, formerly Atlas Gears Ltd, has informed the stock exchanges that its parent, the US-based Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc, subsequent to corporate restructuring will now be part of Saurer AG.

The Switzerland-based, Saurer is a global leader in textile machinery and power transmission solutions with over $1.8 billion in annual revenues and 8,800 employees world-wide.

Fairfield will become part of Saurer's transmission systems segment, which also includes Graziano Trasmissioni, a global leader in the manufacture of gears, axles, transmissions, and complete drive line solutions for the on / off-highway markets.

According to Gary Lehman, president and CEO of Fairfield, "This opportunity brings an exciting new perspective to our company and will help expand our services and offerings to our customers and markets around the world. We look forward to becoming part of a world-class organisation such as Saurer."

Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc, with over 1,600 employees world-wide is a leading global provider of gears and drives for mobile and industrial machinery.

Graziano, headquartered in Italy, has manufacturing locations in Italy, Czech Republic, India, and China, and employs over 3,000 people. A full range of OEM product solutions include gearboxes, transmissions, and transfer cases for on - highway vehicles, as well as drivelines, axles, and related gearing components for both on and off-highway vehicle applications.

Graziano and Saurer provide a platform for Fairfield to further penetrate the European market. In addition to the synergies that are created in Europe and North America, the combined business will be in a stronger position to further exploit market opportunities and production bases in China and India.

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Fairfield Atlas is now a part of Saurer AG