July 14, 2009 10:44 ET

Walker Machinery Leverages TECSYS Today to Achieve Steeper Recovery in Better Economic Times

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - July 14, 2009) - (TSX:TCS) - C. I. Walker Machinery Co., an authorized dealer of Caterpillar Equipment with 9 locations in Ohio and West Virginia, has selected TECSYS' Warehouse Management System (WMS) to streamline their parts distribution operations and improve service to their customers.

Founded in 1950, C. I. Walker Machinery Co., a third-generation, family-owned company, provides quality Caterpillar equipment and services, backed by its 750 highly-trained and dedicated employees that help make Walker virtually synonymous with Caterpillar. Walker needed to do more with less; reduce expenses, operate more efficiently with the same number of people, and significantly improve utilization of current warehouse space. They also needed to increase their fill rate and order accuracy and improve their organization's bottom line. Following visits to Milton CAT and Cleveland Brothers, both of which are existing TECSYS customers, Walker Machinery decided in favor of TECSYS.

Ed Painter, Manager, Information Services & Six Sigma at Walker CAT, commented: "TECSYS' track record in the CAT dealers' industry is impressive. Their proven warehouse management deployments at several dealerships, backed by customer testimonials have reassured us of the validity and soundness of their software solutions specific to our environment. Deployment of a warehouse management system is timely today. Using the availability of resources during the slower economy provides us with the opportunity to be deeply involved in the process and help drive an effective distribution system for our parts center. Although there is never an ideal time to do an implementation, we believe that a bit of forward thinking; simply to have our system in place when the economy picks up again, provides us with the opportunity to enjoy a steeper recovery in revenue and profitability."

With TECSYS, Walker will be able to drastically reduce the amount of storage space needed for their inventory. They will also be able to better utilize space, increase productivity, increase order accuracy, significantly improve visibility and be able to service their customers faster than they have been able to do before.

About Walker CAT

Founded in 1950, C. I. Walker Machinery Co., a third-generation, family-owned company, provides quality Caterpillar equipment and services to its customers. Walker's 11 locations in Ohio and West Virginia and more than 750 highly-trained and dedicated employees help to make Walker virtually synonymous with Caterpillar in Southern West Virginia. The Company's mission is to market products and services that represent a superior value to its customers. Its machinery's parts and service departments provide the reliability and availability that customers have come to expect from their Caterpillar dealership.


TECSYS is a leading supply chain management software provider that delivers powerful enterprise distribution, warehouse and transportation logistics software solutions. The company's customers include over 500 mid-size and Fortune 1000 corporations in healthcare, heavy equipment, third-party logistics, and general wholesale high-volume distribution industries. TECSYS' shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol TCS.

The statements in this news release relating to matters that are not historical fact are forward looking statements that are based on management's beliefs and assumptions. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties, including but not limited to future economic conditions, the markets that TECSYS Inc. serves, the actions of competitors, major new technological trends, and other factors beyond the control of TECSYS Inc., which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. More information about the risks and uncertainties associated with TECSYS Inc.'s business can be found in the MD&A section of the Company's annual report and annual information form for the fiscal year ended April 30th, 2008. These documents have been filed with the Canadian securities commissions and are available on our website (www.tecsys.com) and on SEDAR (www.sedar.com).

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