Announcing The Ellison Manufacturing Technologies

Announcing The Ellison Manufacturing Technologies
and Carl Zeiss IMT Partnership

"Two Companies, Sharing One Vision"

Santa Fe Springs, CA--October 13, 2005-- Ellison Technologies
Corporation creates and markets a wide-range of capital equipment,
products and solutions to support progressive manufacturers in
leveraging lean technologies in the pursuit of engineering innovations
and breakthrough advances. The company announced today the partnership
between Ellison Manufacturing Technologies and Carl Zeiss IMT
Corporation in their ongoing dedication to high quality products and
services for customers.

"Zeiss is recognized as the leader in CMM technology," stated Graham
Hooper, President of Ellison Manufacturing Technologies. "We are
featuring a complete lineup of ZEISS inspection equipment such as the
CONTURA(TM) measuring machine. Zeiss products enable us to help our
customers' compete-to-win in today's competitive global market place."

The Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation designs and manufactures industrial
metrology equipment including coordinate measuring machines,
horizontal-arm, form-roundness and surface measurement instruments and,
non-contact form metrology instruments. Carl Zeiss also offers retrofit
and upgrade packages for customers looking to improve efficiency and
capability of existing equipment.

In order to easily facilitate the new partnership, Ellison
Manufacturing Technologies also welcomes Roman Chruszcz, as Product
Manager for Metrology Solutions. Chruszcz brings more than 20 years of
metrology experience to Ellison.

About Ellison Manufacturing Technologies
For 50 years, Ellison Manufacturing Technologies has shared a
commitment with manufacturing industry customers to effectively achieve
excellence. The company has grown alongside many of the world's most
progressive manufacturers, often pushing the envelope of manufacturing
innovation and efficiency. Please visit for more

About Zeiss
Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation (Maple Grove, MN) is a member of the Carl
Zeiss group, a leading international group of companies in the optical
and opto-electronic industry with headquarters in Germany. It is the
global leader in CNC coordinate measuring machines and complete,
multi-dimensional metrology solutions for a wide variety of industrial
sectors. Approximately 1300 employees at three manufacturing locations
and more than 100 sales and service centers serve customers around the
world. For additional information visit Carl Zeiss',
or call the Carl Zeiss Press Helpline at (763) 744-2409


Editors Note:
CONTURA(TM) is a bridge-type scanning coordinate measuring machine for
the mid-range market. CONTURA is suitable for a wide range of
applications such as the inspection of castings, plastics, brake
components, Styrofoam, wheels, dies and tools. CONTURA is a registered
trademark of Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation. Other company, product names
and services may be trademarks of the relevant owners.

"2005 Ellison Manufacturing Technologies. All rights reserved.
Specifications are subject to change without notice. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

Media Contacts:

EMT Division Marketing Programs
Sara Bussan
Ellison Manufacturing Technologies
(562) 949-8311 x. 1294

Corporate Marketing Programs
Marisela N. Perivolidis
Ellison Technologies
(562) 949-8311 x. 1218

Press Contact (USA)
Annette Smith
Carl Zeiss IMT Corporation
(763) 744-2409

Susan van Barneveld APR
Antarra Communications
(714) 891-3660

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