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Demag Cranes consolidates position as supplier to the automotive industry

Düsseldorf,   28.03.2012

  • Supply of 28 crane installations to serve press lines
  • Sustainable partnership with customers

Demag Cranes has further consolidated its position as a partner of the
automotive industry. The company received an order from BMW to supply a total of 28 crane
installations to serve press lines at its locations in Leipzig, Regensburg and Dingolfing. The order
includes 23 process cranes with lifting capacities of up to 55 tonnes, two semi-portal cranes, one full
portal crane and two standard cranes.

With the order, BMW and Demag Cranes are continuing a proven, long-standing partnership. For
decades the company has already been working with technology from Demag Cranes in production.
Dr. Lars Brzoska, Executive Vice President of Industrial Cranes and Member of the Executive
Committee at Demag Cranes, sees the order as a result of a consistent commitment to the customer,
including services as well as products: “We focus on sustainability in our customer relationships.
Accordingly, every day we endeavour to convince our customers of our efficiency and capability. We
are pleased that BMW is continuing to count on us for this exciting project, too.”

This order is the second major project with BMW within only four years. Initially in 2008, nine process
crane installations were delivered to Leipzig, Regensburg and Dingolfing.

Additional information:

Versatile use of Demag technology
The products of Demag Cranes are used at three locations for handling process tools, serving process
lines and coil installations and for maintenance work. Among other things, they are equipped with
electrically powered rotating load hooks, which feature a weighing system and enable connection of
external load handling attachments such as coil tongs and mechanical load bars.

Demag Cranes – proven technology partner of the automotive industry
Demag Cranes has decades of experience with process and industrial cranes, which makes the
company a leading supplier also to the automotive industry. Demag solutions are state of the art and
are characterised by high efficiency and a long service life. Car manufacturers such as BMW rely on process cranes from Demag Cranes, which, for example, ensure that press lines are served efficiently
and reliably. Moreover, the Demag modular KBK light crane system is used in numerous production
plants around the globe and undertakes complex tasks as part of the production process.

About Demag Cranes
The Demag Cranes Group is one of the world’s leading suppliers of industrial cranes and crane components, harbour cranes and terminal automation technology. Services, in particular maintenance and refurbishment, are another key element of the Group’s business activities. The Group is divided into the business segments Industrial Cranes, Port Technology and Services and has strong and well-established Demag and Gottwald brands. Demag Cranes sees its core competence in the development and construction of technically sophisticated cranes and hoists as well as automated transport and logistics systems in ports and terminals, the provision of services for these products and the manufacture of high-quality components.

As a global supplier, Demag Cranes manufactures in 16 countries on five continents and operates a worldwide sales and service network that is present in over 60 countries through its subsidiaries such as Demag Cranes & Components GmbH and Gottwald Port Technology GmbH, agencies and a joint venture. In financial year 2010/2011, the Group, with its 6,115 employees, generated revenue of EUR 1,062.3 million. Since August 2011, the Terex Group in the United States ( has held a majority share in the company.

Demag Cranes AG. We Can Handle It.


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This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the business, financial performance and earnings of Demag Cranes AG and its subsidiaries and associates. Forward-looking statements are based on current plans, estimates, projections and expectations and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to estimate and which in general are beyond the control of Demag Cranes AG. Consequently, actual developments as well as actual earnings and performance may differ materially from those which are explicitly or implicitly assumed in the forward-looking statements. Demag Cranes AG does not intend or accept any obligation to publish updates of these forward-looking statements.

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