Hitt og þetta 20. júní 2006

ÅF keeps track of coils at China Steel, Taiwan

For further information:

Lars Larsson, ÅF-Benima +46 (0)8-505 565 10 Viktor Svensson, Executive Vice President Corporate Information +46 (0)8-657 12 01

ÅF-Benima has been awarded a contract for revamping the supervisory system at an automated coil storage yard at China Steel Corporation in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Due to a high quality delivery of the first VAX/VMS based system in 1992 and a long and trustful relationship with China Steel, ÅF-Benima has been entrusted to deliver a new system with up to date hardware and completely built on a Microsoft Windows platform and .NET technology.

An engineering effort of some 6 000 hours will be required to accomplish the new system that will comprise the following major functions:

* Maintaining a coil and storage information database * Transport planning and optimisation * Control, tracking and supervision of coils and high speed cars * Information interchange with IBM host, systems at annealing, galvanizing and inspection lines and numerous PLC:s * Comprehensive reporting

Work has already commenced and will be completed in the very beginning of 2007.

The ÅF Group is a leader in technical consulting, with expertise founded on more than a century of experience. We offer highly qualified services and solutions for industrial processes, infrastructure projects and the development of products and IT systems. We are also one of the leading names in certified third-party testing and inspection work. Today, the ÅF Group has approximately 3,500 employees. Our base is in Europe, but our business and our clients are found all over the world.