May 07, 2009 | Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR

Real estate acquisition from Sulzer completed

Yesterday, Burckhardt Compression completed the acquisition from Sulzer of the real estate in Oberwinterthur, as previously announced on March 16, 2009. The acquired real estate will be transferred to the Burckhardt Compression Immobilien AG.

About Burckhardt Compression
Burckhardt Compression is one of the market leaders in the field of reciprocating compressor technology and the only manufacturer that offers a complete range of Laby (labyrinth piston), process gas, and hyper compressors. These compressors are used in a wide range of applications in the chemical and petrochemical industry, in refineries, in air separation systems, and for gas transport and storage. Burckhardt Compression products are used to compress, cool or liquefy gas, for example hydrocarbon or industrial gases. Its customers include multinational companies in the oil, gas, petrochemicals and chemicals industries.

In addition to its thriving new installation business, a major driver of the company’s success is its global service network, which generates a substantial share of company revenues. This global network enables Burckhardt Compression to offer comprehensive customer support services, such as delivery of top-quality components, servicing of compressor valves, complete system overhauls, engineering services and the fulfillment of comprehensive maintenance contracts.
Further inquiries:
Rolf Brändli, CFO, Burckhardt Compression AG
Phone +41 (0)52 262 51 91
Fax +41 (0)52 262 03 48
E-mail: [email protected]

Further inquiries:
Martin Schmidli, Sulzer Immobilien AG
Phone +41 (0)52 262 27 47
Fax +41 (0)52 262 00 92
E-mail: [email protected]