Trützschler Acquires Hollingsworth Operations Outside U.S. And Canada

Trützschler Acquires HollingsworthOperations Outside U.S. And Canada

The Hollingsworth Foundation, Greenville, manager of Hollingsworth’s machinery manufacturing
operations, has sold all its operating units outside the United States and Canada to Germany-based
Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG.The transaction covers the sales of machinery in Brazil, Mexico,
Germany and the company’s European Service Stations.According to Trützschler, the acquisition of
Hollingsworth’s wire clothing manufacturing capabilities will enlarge its product line with steel
and flexible wire clothing for its short- and long-staple cards.

Winter 2003