Schaffner Group Acquires Jacke TRANSFORMATOREN GMBH to Increase Competence in Power Quality Field

EDISON, N.J., October 19, 2006 -- The Schaffner Group, based in Luterbach, Switzerland, today announced it has expanded its competence by acquiring JACKE Transformatoren GmbH, a German company that develops power quality technologies. The acquisition is a strategic move to strengthen Schaffner's technological base and to become the first international company to offer solutions combining EMC, power quality and energy supply for systems and devices with globally recognized quality and performance standards. Schaffner has its U.S. headquarters in Edison, N.J.

With its core markets of rail vehicles, alternative energy, ship-building, telecommunications, and transformer engineering, JACKE is an excellent addition to the internationally positioned Schaffner Group. The merging creates a unique EMC and power quality competence which provides the foundation for new, innovative solutions to increase the operational safety and efficiency, as well as the productivity and profitability, of electrical and electronic systems.

Schaffner Jacke GmbH will continue its engineering and production operations in Büren, Germany under its current management team.

For more information, please contact
Gillis Mellen,
Schaffner EMC, Inc.,
52 Mayfield Avenue,
Edison, NJ 08837.
Tel: (732) 225-9533 ext.258;
Fax: (732) 225-4789;

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