News Release

October 23, 2006

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Kristi Peterson, Marketing Communications


Eden Prairie, Minn. - October 23, 2006 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) today announced that Magnetto Wheels S. p. A. selected MTS to provide a Model 855 Biaxial Wheel Fatigue Test System with capability to simulate braking events at its facility in Rivoli, Italy.

“MTS engineers responded rapidly to our needs and proposed the right solution for the right price,” commented Mr. Filippini, Quality Director of Magnetto Wheels. “The unique geometry of the modular platform allowed MTS to accommodate our needs for braking event simulation while retaining the ability to directly measure and know the applied loads,” said Filippini.

“We are delighted that Magnetto Wheels will receive our first Model 855 Biaxial Wheel Fatigue Test System installed in Europe,” said Ken Manke, MTS Group Product Manager, Ground Vehicles. “The capability to simulate braking events will provide critical information needed for optimized wheel designs. This installation showcases our ability to offer engineered solutions that leverage a common platform.”

About Magnetto Wheels
Magnetto Wheels is a division of the CLN Group. CLN Group works in three continents with over 30 productive sites. ARCELOR-MITTAL is a Magnetto Wheels shareholder. It has a consolidated turnover of 1,6 billion Euros and it depends on the collaboration of about 7,000 employees. Magnetto Wheels is a leading European supplier of passenger car and truck steel wheels and motorbike rims. The company supplies all major car manufacturers in Europe with facilities in Italy, France, UK and Romania. Magnetto Wheels had 1,481 employees and turnover of $365 million for the year 2005.

About MTS Systems Corporation
MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of test systems and industrial position sensors. The company's testing hardware and software solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior of materials, products and structures. MTS' high-performance position sensors provide controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular applications. MTS had 1,549 employees and revenue of $374 million for the fiscal year ending October 1, 2005. Additional information on MTS can be found on the worldwide web at