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FKI Logistex Selected For Newspaper Industry Award for Newspaper Handling and Sortation System

October 172005
FKI Logistex Selected For Newspaper Industry Award for Newspaper Handling and Sortation System
(St. Louis, MO: October 2005) FKI Logistex®, a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces that it has won a 2005 Ozzie award from the International Newspaper Group, a non-profit trade organization that promotes excellence in press and post-press production operations.

FKI Logistex, known in the newspaper industry for its high-speed palletizers and conveyor systems, was selected for the award by the ING's 2005 conference host newspaper, The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky. The Courier-Journal selected FKI Logistex for the newspaper handling and sortation system it designed and installed in the paper's new $85 million production facility.

As one of only four vendors selected for the Ozzie by The Courier-Journal, FKI Logistex was commended by The Courier-Journal management for its non-traditional approach to bundle transit and sortation. The FKI Logistex solution centers on its industry-leading UniSort® XV sliding-shoe sorter, a high-speed, zero-impact sortation system that offers virtually no bundle damage when compared with competitive solutions using high-impact, air-based pushers.

"FKI Logistex came in with a solution that was relatively unknown in the newspaper business," says Michael Przybylek, The Courier-Journal vice president of production. "FKI Logistex was very responsive, understood our needs, and worked with us to meet our scheduling and installation requirements."

"We're honored to have been selected as an Ozzie award winner," says Steve Ackerman, president, FKI Logistex North America. "FKI Logistex has proven with its success at The Courier-Journal that our newspaper technology is a viable solution for the industry."

The Ozzie Award was presented to FKI Logistex during the 2005 ING annual conference, September 13-15 in Louisville.

More information about FKI Logistex capabilities for the newspaper and publishing markets can be found at www.fkilogistex.com/manufacturing/newspaper-publishing/13/markets.aspx.

About FKI Logistex
FKI Logistex® (www.fkilogistex.com) is a leading global provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order fulfillment systems, RFID implementation, EDS integration, baggage handling systems, warehouse control systems, and total material handling automation.

FKI Logistex provides material handling solutions for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution, manufacturing operations, library automation, and for warehouse and distribution facilities. With projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex has manufacturing, engineering and support facilities around the world. For more information on FKI Logistex, click here to visit the FKI Logistex media center. For general sales information, contact FKI Logistex by phone at +1.877.935.4564 in North America, +44 (0) 8706 060120 in Europe, or +86 21 38820229 in Asia. Contact FKI Logistex by e-mail at [email protected].
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