Jervis B. Webb Company Announces New Contract with Ford Motor Company

Contracts Include Installation of State-of-the-Art Power & Free and Skid Conveyor Systems at the Ford's Oakville Assembly Complex in Ontario, Canada

FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. (February 8, 2008) - Jervis B. Webb Company - a subsidiary of Daifuku Co., Ltd., and leading provider of innovative material handling solutions - today announced new business with automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company to install a new material handling system, as well as renovate existing systems at the company's Oakville Assembly Complex in Ontario, Canada.

"Webb has a long history with Ford, beginning with the installation of one of its first conveyor systems for the Model T, which changed the way automobiles were manufactured," said Noel Dehne, director of Webb automotive systems. "Since then, Webb has built its reputation on the ability to provide automotive customers with innovative, customized material handling systems. We are excited to be a part of Ford's plans for the rollout of its new Flex vehicle."

Webb will renovate the plant's existing power & free and skid conveyor systems, as well as install new conveyors in the trim and chassis division. Power & free conveyors are ideally suited for demanding industrial environments that require a high degree of versatility and dependability and the ability to stop individual loads without disrupting an entire production line.

Skid conveyors are constructed in a dual track design providing stable load handling with easy installation. The universal construction of the system allows for easier mounting to turntables, lifts, other conveyors or production equipment and offers seamless warehouse operations on the assembly line.

At the Oakville Assembly Complex, Ford Motor Company will manufacture the new Ford Flex vehicle, introduced at the 2007 New York International Auto Show. The Flex has been categorized as a full-size crossover vehicle, with sales beginning in 2008.

About Jervis B. Webb Company

Jervis B. Webb Company, a subsidiary of Daifuku Company, Ltd., is a world leader in developing innovative material handling technology and systems. Webb specializes in the design, engineering, installation and support of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, beverage, warehousing and manufacturing industries. Webb is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations in Harbor Springs and Boyne City, Mich.; Carlisle, S.C.; Canada; India; and China. The company was founded in 1919 by Jervis B. Webb who invented the forged rivetless chain conveyor that helped revolutionize mass production.

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