Savaria Corporation

Savaria Corporation

January 06, 2005 13:17 ET

Savaria Expands Operations in Florida, USA & Signs Distribution Agreement for the Persian Gulf Area


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FOR: SAVARIA CORPORATION

TSX SYMBOL: SIS

JANUARY 6, 2005 - 13:17 ET

Savaria Expands Operations in Florida, USA & Signs
Distribution Agreement for the Persian Gulf Area

LAVAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 6, 2005) - Savaria Corporation
(TSX:SIS) www.savaria.com , one of North America's leading accessibility
companies that facilitates and ensures mobility for the physically
challenged, is proud to announce two significant strategic Agreements in
areas where sales for accessibility equipment are growing rapidly,
namely, the State of Florida, USA and The United Arab Emirates. These
Agreements underscore Savaria's mission to be a worldwide leader in the
accessibility industry.

FLORIDA:

Weber Accessibility Systems, Inc., ("Weber") a subsidiary of Savaria
Corporation, will open a second location in Florida on January 10th,
2005. Weber has, since 2002, been operating in the West Palm Beach
area. This new second location, located in Orlando, where new
construction for the elderly is rapidly growing, will be managed by Mr.
Robert Swenson, who is an industrial engineer with 27 years experience
in the accessibility industry. Mr. Swenson, who will be assisted by his
wife, Carol, will manage the Orlando location which will offer the
complete line of Savaria products, including stairlifts, vertical
platforms and residential elevators.

DUBAI:

Savaria has signed an exclusive distribution Agreement with "MARAFEK
LIFTS AND ELEVATORS" of Dubai, to distribute the Savaria product line in
The Persian Gulf area. The office will be located in Dubai, the second
largest of the seven United Arab Emirates and should be one of the most
significant international cities of the 21st century. The area has over
$50 billion in construction projects. The office will be run by Mr.
George Hojeige who has been with Savaria, in Montreal, for the past two
years. He has an engineering degree and a vast knowledge of the Savaria
product line. His main focus in Dubai will be the Residential Elevator.
Savaria will be exhibiting at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre
from February 12th to the 15th, 2005.

ABOUT SAVARIA:

Savaria is one of North America's leading accessibility companies.
Savaria designs, manufactures and distributes equipment to remove
barriers and facilitate mobility for persons with physical challenges,
through a distribution channel of more than 300 dealers. Savaria
generates about 65% of its Revenues from the USA and about 32% from
Canada.


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