GBG Inc.

GBG Inc.
Accutech Design Ltd.

October 16, 2005 12:00 ET

GBG and Accutech Design Partner to Bring More Efficient, Faster Warehouse Loading

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 16, 2005) - Accutech Design Ltd. and GBG announced today that they will partner to provide the most innovative load management and pallet building solutions to GBG's beverage customers.

An Ontario, Canada-based company with offices throughout the US, GBG is the largest, most successful provider of sales and distribution software for the Direct-Store-Delivery (DSD) of consumer packaged goods in North America.

Also based in Ontario, Accutech Design is particularly renowned for its unique pallet layering system, the Q-Tek Bomber. The Q-Tek Bomber's semi-automated pallet layering capabilities allow distributors to fill multiple orders in less time with fewer injuries while maximizing the productivity of the warehouse. Together with GBG's Distribution and Delivery Engine (DDE), the Q-Tek Bomber streamlines the loading process for faster more efficient shipments.

Veteran of the beer business and Warehouse Manager for Molson's Brewery, Brian Eyers wouldn't be without the Q-Tek Bomber. "We've had the Q-Tek Bomber in Molsons for 8 years and realized a 25-30% productivity gain," said Eyers.

Central Distributors of Beer Inc. out of Michigan realized significant benefits in just two months of operation. "Since we installed the Q-Tek Bomber, we have eliminated one position from our compliment of staff. Currently we're forecasting the Return-on-Investment for the Bomber to be less than one year and that's only factoring in our saving for man hours," said Ron Wenzel, Operations Manager with Central Distributors. Converting from manual pallet layering to the Q-Tek Bomber was also easy. "One of the beauties of the Q-Tek Bomber is its simplicity: it's very simple to maintain and operate and it only took an hour to install," Wenzel added.

"These are the type of gains we want to bring to our customers," said Chris Varney, Executive Vice President of Operations for GBG. "Partnering with Accutech supports our commitment to provide our customers with best-in-class solutions at affordable prices."

Accutech is very excited about its new partnership with GBG. "We think this partnership makes so much sense for us, it provides a complete solution as well as leveraging GBG's infrastructure to distribute our product. The Q-Tek Bomber fits extremely well with GBG's warehouse application, DDE. These two products combined, will complete the load management equation offering the most comprehensive load management solution in today's market," said David Melia, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for Accutech.

"Without question, the Q-Tek Bomber will give our clients a significant competitive advantage while simultaneously making their work easier and safer for their warehouse teams. As with our suite of software applications, we are bringing the Bomber to our customers in an affordable subscription model to reduce the risk of a substantial up-front fee and match our customer's investment to the return on investment. We look forward to many years of mutual benefit in helping our clients effectively grow their businesses," agreed Varney. "This relationship is part of a major strategy on the part of GBG to empower all its customers with the latest operational solutions - helping them to reach world-class levels of performance in the DSD industry," concluded Varney.

ABOUT Accutech Design

With roots in the brewery industry, Accutech Design has become a leader in the field of customized and proprietary automation equipment. By applying our extensive knowledge and our 'Bringing Innovation to Automation' approach we solve the most demanding problems for our customers. From start to finish Accutech delivers turn-key solutions. Contact us at www.accutech-design.com. For more information on the Q-Tek Bomber go to www.q-tekbomber.com.

ABOUT GBG

GBG is the largest, most successful and most experienced provider of sales and distribution software for the direct-store and direct-home-delivery of consumer packaged goods. GBG's solutions are used every day by more than 700 organizations that distribute soft drinks, beer, wine & spirits, water, snacks, baked goods, dairy, candy and tobacco. GBG is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario with operations in Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Durham, NC; Denver, CO; Lancaster, PA; and San Diego, CA. www.gbg.com.

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