Berthold France to distribute APM′s non-contact volume measurement devices in France

Tel Aviv, Israel, and Thoiry, France – November 2, 2010 – APM Automation Solutions Ltd. (APM) and Berthold France SAS have announced that they have concluded an agreement under which Berthold France will distribute APM’s 3D volume measurement solutions in the northern and central regions of the country. The APM 3DLevelScanner™ is based on an innovative measurement technology that takes the guesswork out of measuring the level, volume and mass of materials inside a silo or open bin by generating 3D maps of the contents. APM products offer an unrivalled degree of process level measurement and inventory control for a wide range of applications across practically all industries including aggregates and mining, chemicals, plastics, food and beverages, pulp and paper, cement, energy, recycling, waste water, and more. Such accurate material measurement dramatically improves operational efficiency and management capabilities.

“The APM 3DLevelScanner is the only system available for a true and accurate volume measurement of bulk solids in silos and containers in many industrial applications," said Mr. Jean-Paul Foucher, Berthold France General Manager. "This represents a different way of thinking about effective process and inventory management – important and recurring themes for which there is considerable demand. The APM 3DLevelScanner will provide good opportunities for customers to improve operations and realize additional cost savings. We are very happy to add APM's high-tech product to our portfolio. They will broaden the solutions we can offer to customers, reinforce consistently Berthold's market position and meet our growth strategy,” Foucher concluded.

“Berthold Technologies and its affiliates around the world have been providing measurement solutions for more over 60 years," commented APM Regional Sales Manager Adi Goldman. "The Berthold name is synonymous with high-quality, high-technology solutions and excellent service to its customers. I believe that Berthold France's position in and understanding of the market will greatly contribute to our mutual success in France, and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship," Goldman said.


About Berthold France SAS
Berthold France SAS was founded in a Paris suburb in 1965 and today employs 30 people. It is the French affiliate of Berthold Technologies GmbH & Co. KG located in Bad Wildbad, Germany. The firm is a leader in non-contact measuring instruments and systems for a wide range of industrial branches. Berthold France covers the French and French-speaking African markets. The company enjoys a strong position as a specialty supplier of high-quality products backed by premium service.

About APM
APM Automation Solutions Ltd. is a leading manufacturer and expert in volume and level measurement instrumentation. Its flagship product, the 3DLevelScanner™, represents a new family of devices that takes the guesswork out of measuring the level, volume and mass of materials stored inside a silo or open bin with 3D mapping of the contents. It incorporates APM’s unique patented technology to a range of 3D volume and level measurement solutions that address applications previously thought to be beyond the scope of level measurement with unparalleled degrees of accuracy. APM products are sold and supported by a network of agents / distributors in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere.

Thank you