Darmstadt, September 02, 2008

    Schenck Process Acquires Screenex from the Locker Group

    Schenck Process, Germany, is pleased to announce agreement on the acquisition of Screenex Pty Ltd (“Screenex”) of Australia from the Locker Group. Serving both the pre and after sales markets, this acquisition further strengthens the position of Schenck Process as a global supplier of solutions throughout the process industries.

    Founded in 1983, Screenex is a leading manufacturer and supplier of screening products and solutions used in vibratory screening equipment. Screenex achieved its leading position through the focussed application of technology, innovation and design based on many years of servicing the mining and heavy industries.

    Dr Jochen Weyrauch, President & CEO Schenck Process, commented: “We warmly welcome Screenex into the Schenck Process Group. The combined product offering now enables customers to purchase both their capital equipment vibratory screening machines and wear parts from one source. Operating in often the harshest of environments in the mining and heavy industries, Schenck Process and Screenex share the same business philosophy of optimising customers’ processes and to ensure them in the long term through excellent after sales service”.

    “Screenex is excited about joining Schenck Process, and is enthusiastic about the opportunities it brings. Screenex has led the Australasian market based on its product development and customer service, and Schenck Process offers the opportunity to expand in conjunction with a world market leader”, comments Jeff Zubovich, Managing Director of Screenex.

    Ed Sill, Chief Executive Officer of the Locker Group expressed: “We wish Jeff and his team the very best in their future endeavours. We believe that Schenck Process is a great home for Screenex and the combination of the two businesses will further add to their ability to service the market.”

    Schenck Process, headquartered in Darmstadt, Germany, is a global market leader of solutions in measuring and process technologies in industrial weighing, feeding, screening and automation. Schenck Process develops, manufactures and markets a full range of solutions, products and turnkey systems on the basis of combining process engineering expertise, reliable components and field-proven technology.

    Schenck Process is organised along International Business Segments, namely:

    Heavy: Cement, Gypsum, Sand & Gravel, Steel and NF Metals industries
    Light: Chemicals, Food, Pharmaceuticals and Plastics industries
    Mining: Mining industries
    Power: Coal-Fired Power Plants and associated industries
    Transport Automation: Logistical processes – road, rail and port

    Employing approximately 2,000 staff, Schenck Process has activities in more than 40 countries and operates 14 state-of-the art assembly facilities globally.