MTS Wins Major Environmental Innovation Leadership Award in China
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 24, 2013
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --MTS Systems Corporation
(NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and
position sensors, today announced that it was among 15 companies to receive
the 2012 'Green Environment-Protection Company Award' in China.
MTS President and CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Graves, accepted the award at the 2012
China Economic Summit Forum and 10^th China Top Economic Person of the Year
Ceremony held in Beijing on January 13, 2013. This invitation-only event
included an elite list of entrepreneurs, business leaders, economists,
scholars and Chinese government officials. It was hosted by the two primary
economic media entities in China, as well as senior Government economic
In addition to Dr. Graves, other MTS leaders in attendance included Dr. Rich
Baker, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MTS Test; Gary Chen,
President of MTS China; and Heping Zhao, General Manager of MTS SANS.
According to the evaluation report, MTS received the award for its ongoing
innovations that enable Chinese businesses to develop more energy-efficient
and environmentally-responsible products, such as high-efficiency automobiles,
high-speed rail, aircraft systems, and innovative building designs. The
established and thriving presence of MTS, which has grown substantially over
the last decade to over $100 million of revenue in China in 2012, was also a
key selection criterion.
"We are deeply honored to have received such a prestigious award from the
Chinese business community," Dr. Graves said. "The award reflects our
dedication to innovation in the creation of energy-efficient products that are
having a positive impact in today's world," Graves said. "We believe this
award also reflects the longevity and extent of our commitment to enhancing
technological and scientific progress in China, a key emerging market for our
Dr. Graves concluded, "When viewed in combination with our internal efforts
toward environmental leadership, as illustrated by the recent receipt of ISO
14001 certification, we are proud to be recognized among the global leaders in
creating a sustainable green economy."
In addition to the Company award, MTS-China President Gary Chen received the
'2012 China Economic Business Leadership Award', which is given to a select
group of 100 Chinese business executives who demonstrate superior leadership
qualities.Mr. Chen was chosen based on his excellent reputation among
colleagues, customers and industry peers, as well as his proven commitment to
personal integrity, business ethics, and social responsibility in leading the
MTS-China Team over the last decade.
"Our strategy, to provide customers with world-leading technologies combined
with a deep understanding of their business, aligns well with the growing
needs to satisfy the demands of the rapidly expanding and complex consumer
population in China and other developing economies," Graves said. "We look
forward to continuing to invest in these economies with innovative technology,
application knowledge, and local talent and leadership."
About MTS Systems Corporation
MTS Systems Corporation is a leading global supplier of high-performance test
systems and position sensors. The Company's testing hardware and software
solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development, and
manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior
of materials, products, and structures. MTS's high-performance position
sensors provide controls for a variety of industrial and vehicular
applications. MTS had 2,147 employees and revenue of $542 million for the
fiscal year ended September 29, 2012. Additional information on MTS can be
found on the worldwide web at http://www.mts.com.
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cyclical industries; interest rate fluctuations; and the Company may be
required to recognize impairment charges for long-lived assets. For a more
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Factors" section in the Company's most recent SEC Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K
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SOURCE MTS Systems Corporation
Contact: Susan Knight, Chief Financial Officer, +1-952-937-4000
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