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SICK strengthens business in Australia - Specialist in gas analysis in mining taken over
Waldkirch / Ivanhoe (Australia), 23 February 2007. SICK AG’s Australian subsidiary has taken over the assets and parts of the business operations of Gas Analysis Systems Australia Pty. Ltd., Chipping Norton, New South Wales with effect from 1 February 2007.

Gas Analysis Systems specialises in gas analysers, e.g. in Australian mining, as well as systems engineering for process monitoring and has long collaborated with SICK Pty Ltd, Ivanhoe, Victoria. The transaction also involves SICK Pty. Ltd. taking on two employees from Gas Analysis Systems.

Peter Horman, General Manager of SICK Pty Ltd, commented on the agreement as follows:

“The business of Gas Analysis Systems strengthens SICK Australia’s market position for gas analysers of the SICK MAIHAK brand. Thus our customers profit from the many years’ of expertise in the sector that SICK MAIHAK has acquired. This further improves the leading position SICK MAIHAK has earned as a supplier for gas analysis in the booming Australian raw materials market.”

SICK AG is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. The company, founded in 1946 and based in Waldkirch im Breisgau, employs over 4,300 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of EUR 594 m. in 2005. SICK offers process automation products and services under the SICK MAIHAK brand. Further information on SICK can be obtained on the Internet at or or by phone at +49 (0)7681 202-5172.