TAKKT secures reserve land for expanding mail order centre in Kamp-Lintfort

2/16/2011, 2:00 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)


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Stuttgart, Germany, 16 February 2011. KAISER + KRAFT EUROPA GmbH, a TAKKT Group
company, has secured itself 35,000 m² of land in Kamp-Lintfort as a reserve for
the expansion of the logistics centre located there. An agreement for the deal
was recently concluded with the owner, HELLMICH Group. The agreement means that
TAKKT has the option until 2015 of having up to 30,000 m² of storage and high-
shelf space developed and built by the construction company HELLMICH on the land
formerly occupied by BenQ's mobile communications production activities.

KAISER + KRAFT EUROPA GmbH operates its central mail order centre for Europe on
a neighbouring piece of land. A land area totalling 45,000 m² has been in
development over the course of three construction stages since 1997 and now
offers storage space of 26,000 m² which holds 28,000 euro pallets. KAISER +
KRAFT EUROPA GmbH has invested a total of almost EUR 40 million in the site
since 1997. At present, the more than 80 employees at the Kamp-Lintfort mail
order centre send an average of 4,000 shipments per day to customers in more
than 20 countries.

"The mail order centre in Kamp-Lintfort is the very heart of our European
Business Equipment Group's logistics activities", said Franz Vogel, responsible
for the European operations at TAKKT's Management Board, as he explains the
reasons for this decision. "The volume of transport handled from here has
trebled since 1997 and reflects how positively our company has developed. The
Business Equipment Group with its service company KAISER + KRAFT EUROPA GmbH has
traditionally been the flagship of TAKKT Group, and we still believe that there
are excellent prospects for the future of its business." Andreas Krüger, Head of
Operations at KAISER + KRAFT EUROPA GmbH, adds that "expertise in efficient
logistics processes is an important cornerstone for future profitable growth in
selling and dispatching of durable equipment." The planned expansion in Kamp-
Lintfort is a clear declaration of the trust that the company has placed in the
location. Exactly when we will begin with the expansion in Kamp-Lintfort highly
depends on how the overall economic situation develops."

In 2008, the HELLMICH Group acquired the former BenQ/Siemens site in Kamp-
Lintfort, including all the existing office buildings and production, logistics
and storage facilities. The site comprises 10,000 m² of office space, a 25,000
m² production unit, 50,000 m² of space for extensions and 2,000 parking bays.

Walter Hellmich, managing partner of the HELLMICH Group, is delighted about the
agreement with TAKKT. "TAKKT AG's commitment to Kamp-Lintfort as a business
location will further revitalise the former BenQ/Siemens site. It also points
the way for other companies to use this high-profile site in Kamp-Lintfort as a

Short profile of TAKKT AG
TAKKT is the leading B2B direct marketing specialist for business equipment in
Europe and North America. The Group is represented with its brands in more than
25 countries. The product range of the TAKKT subsidiaries comprises some
160,000 items for the areas of business and warehouse equipment, classic and
design-oriented office furniture and accessories, and supplies for retailers,
the food service industry and the hotel market.

TAKKT Group employs some 1,800 staff, has around three million customers
worldwide and distributes more than 55 million catalogues and mailings per year.

TAKKT AG is listed on the SDAX and was admitted to Deutsche Boerse's Prime
Standard on 01 January 2003.

Short profile of KAISER + KRAFT EUROPA GmbH
KAISER + KRAFT EUROPA GmbH is the Business Equipment Group (BEG)'s service
holding company and renders services in the areas of purchasing, marketing, IT,
e-commerce, warehousing and logistics for all the Group's sales companies. The
BEG is TAKKT Group's biggest and most profitable group and Europe's leading
direct marketing group for office, plant and warehouse equipment. With some 800
employees and marketing companies in more than 20 European countries as well as
China and Japan, BEG offers its customers high-quality products and
comprehensive service via catalogues and the internet in their respective
national languages.

Short profile of the HELLMICH Group
The HELLMICH Group is a medium-sized enterprise which operates throughout
Germany and in neighbouring European countries. It has some 1,000 employees, who
generate an annual turnover of EUR 250 million. The Group's business activities
focus on construction and real estate, project development, sports facility
construction, sports marketing, and lifestyle and health.

Dr Florian Funck, CFO
Tel. +49 711 3465-8207
Email: investor@takkt.de

Walter Hellmich, Managing Partner of the

Tel. +49 2064 9705-15
Email: sekretariat@hellmich-gruppe.de

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