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Beckhoff Automation, LLC - Savage, MN

Original Press Release

Beckhoff Automation Canada Ltd Officially Established

Press release date: Oct 27, 2005

TORONTO, October 27, 2005 - In a move to bring more targeted service and support to customers in Canada, Beckhoff today announced the creation of a formal Canadian subsidiary. Beckhoff Automation Canada Ltd (BCAN) will be located in Guelph, Ontario, and will feature a sales office, training center and product demonstration area. The city of Guelph is centrally located in southwestern Ontario's vast manufacturing and machine-building region.

"By establishing Beckhoff Automation Canada, we solidify the Beckhoff commitment to the Canadian manufacturing industry," said Joe Ottenhof, Beckhoff Canada Regional Manager. "Beckhoff Canada is now better positioned and equipped to support our many new and well-established customers. Beckhoff customers now have locally-based Canadian engineering and training resources to draw upon as they implement new, industry-leading technologies."

Beckhoff Automation Canada will continue to work closely with Beckhoff Automation's US headquarters in Minneapolis, Minn. sharing engineering, product management and warehousing resources.

Beckhoff Automation provides advanced, open automation products based upon proven technologies so that customers can implement high performance control systems faster and at a lower overall cost than traditional PLC and motion control systems. Beckhoff's "New Automation Technology" product range includes PC based control, industrial PCs, automation controllers, operator interface, I/O, servo drives and motors. With representation in 50 countries, Beckhoff is well positioned to provide global sales and service to its customers. Sales and service are handled directly, with no intermediaries involved to provide faster response and improved communications.

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Please send readers' questions regarding "Beckhoff Automation Canada Ltd" to: Beckhoff Automation LLC

12150 Nicollet Ave. S

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-890-0000

Fax: 952-890-2888

e-mail: beckhoff.usa@beckhoff.com

www.beckhoffautomation.com