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B&R Announces 15% Increase in Revenue

October 192005
B&R Announces 15% Increase in Revenue
The automation specialist Bernecker + Rainer Industrie-Elektronik Ges.m.b.H, based in Eggelsberg, Upper Austria, was able to increase revenue by 15% to €175 million for the fiscal year ending on the 30th of June, 2005. At the same time, the number of employees has increased by approximately 13% to the current number of 1,271 employees worldwide.

Continued innovation and technologically advanced systems have made it possible to nearly double revenue in the last five years. This positive trend is continuing. An average increase in revenue of about 15% is also expected for the coming year. To guarantee leading innovations, approximately 17% of the revenue has been reinvested exclusively for research and development. The number of employees has also developed very positively with the majority being employed at the production plant in Austria.

B&R has been setting automation trends for 26 years and is the largest private commercial company in the industry. With 120 offices in over 50 countries, B&R is present all over the world. B&R's portfolio includes fully integrated automation solutions using their own software tools in addition to drives, controllers, visualization systems and process control systems.

B&R Industrial Automation Corp. – US HQ in Atlanta, GA
B&R USA, based in Atlanta, GA, has been working closely with their customers since 1987. Since then, B&R USA has continuously grown to a sales and support organization through both direct sales offices and B&R’s unique Automation Partner distribution network. With the Automation Partner network entrepreneurial companies provide excellent automation solutions to their own customers on a local basis throughout the USA.

For more information visit www.br-automation.com.

New Automation Partner – Motor Systems, Inc. (MSI)
We are pleased to announce that Motor Systems, Inc. (MSI) has joined the B&R Partner Network at the beginning of September, 2005. “As a motion and automation solutions provider, Motor Systems, Inc. has been searching for a product family and integrated development environment that addresses a larger percentage of applications. Also, as we explored the B&R Automation Partner program, we were pleased to discover the high degree of “partnering” encouraged by the program. This entire approach, along with highly integrated product and the “glue” to put them together, made it clear this was the way to go”, explains Dan Krage, V.P. Sales & Engineering, MSI’s decision to become a B&R Distribution Partner. MSI is covering the territory of OH, KY and Western PA.

To date B&R USA is covering the following territories with local offices and distributors: FL, GA, NC, VA, MD, NY, OH, MI, WI, IL, IA, KY, PA, MN, ND, SD, NE, ID, OR, WA and CA.

The B&R team has the ambitious goal to cover all major areas of the United Sates at the end of 2006. The US headquarters furthermore provides up-to-date training facilities, engineering and sales support. B&R USA is therefore well-positioned for growth in the North American market.
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