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MTS ANNOUNCES EXPANDED SERVICE CAPABILITIES IN EUROPE
Eden Prairie, Minn. – March 24, 2016 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced the expansion of Test Services capabilities in its Berlin facility. This expansion was driven by growing customer demand in Europe, which not only represents a meaningful portion of the installed base of MTS test equipment, but is also a key market for long-term growth of new, highly sophisticated Test equipment, driven by the European automotive OEM’s and other key research laboratories.
“This expansion of local service and system integration capability in Europe is vital to our growth strategy in both the equipment and services arena,” stated Dr. Jeffrey Graves, President and Chief Executive Officer of MTS. “As we develop new capabilities locally, we are better able to work with our customers to help expand and enhance their testing operations. This is particularly important given the ever more demanding local compliance standards that our customers must meet in operating their facilities. By having local service capability we can respond faster to our customers’ needs and ensure that their MTS equipment is operating to its full capability at all times throughout its life.”
As an example of the value offered to MTS European customers with the renovations and upgrade of the Berlin facility, MTS was able to rapidly respond to a recent German automotive customer’s request for support in expanding their testing capabilities in the laboratory of an Eastern European affiliate. By conducting the work locally in Germany, MTS was able to deliver the needed system three weeks ahead of schedule, and successfully install it at the customer site within one week of the customer acceptance at the Berlin facility. This capability to rapidly address the needs of European Test customers will enhance customer satisfaction and further stimulate demand for MTS products and services in the years ahead.
About MTS Systems Corporation
MTS Systems Corporation’s testing hardware, software and services 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 2,400 employees at October 3, 2015 and revenue of $564 million for the fiscal year ended October 3, 2015. Additional information on MTS can be found at http://www.mts.com.
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