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ACUTRONIC USA Named Manufacturer of the Year

December 22, 2008

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ — ACUTRONIC USA was honored with the
2008 ‘Manufacturer of the Year Award’ presented by the Pittsburgh Business
Times. These annual awards are presented to manufacturing organizations in
four categories based on company size. Winners must demonstrate excellence in
11 areas, including superiority of products over competitor’s products,
long-term growth plans, growing a qualified work force, revenue growth/market
penetration, management process and information systems, product innovations,
unique employee and/or management programs, customer relations and
sales/marketing effectiveness. The decision-making criteria also include an
interview with the finalists and a facility tour.

ACUTRONIC, the leading global supplier of inertial guidance test systems
(IGTS) and hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) test systems, was the winner in the
“small company” category.

“This award validates the efforts we have made over the last several years
in improving our processes, not only in the manufacturing area but throughout
the company,” said Frank Davis, Manufacturing Manager. “It is a great honor to
be recognized as one of Pittsburgh’s leading companies, and speaks to the
quality and dedication of all ACUTRONIC employees.”

ACUTRONIC’s products range from small, single-axis rate tables for the
automotive and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) industries to
three- and five-axis HWIL simulators for flight motion profiling for the
missile test industry. Over the last several years each company department has
carried out process improvement initiatives, highlighted by ACUTRONIC’s
ISO9000 certification in 2007. Current initiatives include 5-S and lean
manufacturing.

“It is amazing that a small company like ours designs and manufactures the
high-tech equipment, including precision electro-mechanical systems, that
serve the needs of the defense industry,” said Chairman and CEO Dominique
Schinabeck
. “We are one small link at the beginning of the value chain for the
country’s missile defense.”

About ACUTRONIC USA:

Established in 1989, ACUTRONIC USA (http://www.acutronic.com) is a
recognized world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of motion
simulation equipment and inertial guidance test systems for the automotive,
defense, space and aerospace markets. ACUTRONIC USA pioneered the development
of the first truly digital motion control system for IGTS and HWIL flight
motion simulation applications. Today, the ACUTROL(R)3000 digital motion
controller is unparalleled for these applications, with more than 230
field-proven units installed worldwide. In 2005, ACUTRONIC acquired the assets
of Carco Electronics, thereby consolidating a more than 40-year heritage of
motion system technology and products with the ACUTRONIC product line.
ACUTRONIC’s intellectual property portfolio now represents approximately 99%
of the worldwide installed base of HWIL flight motion simulation systems.

SOURCE ACUTRONIC USA Inc.


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