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Materials Testing Equipment Specialists Zwick Continue Global Expansion

The Zwick Roell Group, one of the world's leading suppliers of materials and component testing systems, has further strengthened its sales and service structure with two new international acquisitions completed this year. This represents a continuation of the expansion program of 2009. Chairman Dr Jan Stefan Roell, commented: "We must provide our customers with the best possible on-the-spot advice and support structure."

The acquisition of a majority share in the testing machine division of Brazilian firm Panambra means that Zwick's interests in South America have been represented by its own company since August 2010. Around 30 employees provide sales and service for the group's products and services under the name 'Panambra Zwick'. In addition, to boost its presence in the growing Turkish market, Zwick has acquired a stake in its former sales partner Kutlu Ltd. This closer association will enable Zwick Avrasya to extend its range of Zwick demo machines and placing greater emphasis on its links with the Zwick Roell Group.

Dr. Jan Stefan Roell, Chairman of Zwick Roell AG

Zwick at a glance - Customer focus is the basis of the corporate philosophy.
For over 150 years the name of Zwick Roell has stood for outstanding technical competence, innovation, quality and reliability in materials and component testing. Our customers' confidence in us is reflected in our position as world-leaders in static testing and the significant growth we are experiencing in fatigue strength testing systems. The figures tell the same story: the company achieved a turnover of €125m in the 2009 financial year.

With innovative product development, a comprehensive range and worldwide service, this family company supplies tailor-made solutions for the most demanding requirements - in both R&D and quality assurance, and in more than 20 market sectors. With around 900 employees, a production facility in Ulm, Germany, additional facilities in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and Singapore as well as distributors in 56 countries worldwide, the Zwick brand name guarantees the highest product and service quality.

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