Germany Sundyne Germany Factory Acheives UTC ACE Gold Quality Certification

Jul. 18, 2007
Germany

ARVADA, Colo., July 18, 2007 – Sundyne Corp.’s Ilsfeld, Germany, Maso Sine facility has achieved the highest possible rating awarded under the United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) Achieving Competitive Excellence operating system. Sundyne Corp. is a subsidiary of Hamilton Sundstrand, a business unit of UTC.

Sundyne manufactures and distributes Maso Sine sanitary process pumps from its German factory for worldwide food and beverage-producing customers.

Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) is the fact based, data driven and customer-focused operating system UTC uses to ensure world-class quality and customer satisfaction in all of its products services and processes. The program’s focus is to increase efficiency and reduce waste while lowering business costs. Sundyne’s employees at Maso Sine have committed to using the ACE philosophy, tools and operating system in all facets of their global pump manufacturing business. The entire organization spent several years streamlining its manufacturing and business processes as well as costs to meet the rigorous demands of the ACE certification process. Each UTC employee is trained in the ACE philosophy and uses the program's tools to promote continuous improvement in all facets of the business.

“I am extremely proud of the effort our employees at the Ilsfeld, Germany, plant have made over the past four years in order to be the first Sundyne plant certified ACE Gold,” said Sundyne Corp. President Phil Ruffner. “The Maso Sine team is leading the way for all of our worldwide manufacturing facilities to be certified Gold in the ACE operating system by the end of 2008.”

Through a rigorous, data-driven process assessed by internal auditors, employees and their organizations progress through Qualifying, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels of ACE.

“Our customers are benefiting from the ACE Gold certification with reduced delivery times, high quality and better customer service,” said Martin Sommer, Maso Sine general manager.

Sundyne will distribute Ansimag sealless magnetic drive pumps across Europe through Maso Sine facility. “We are leveraging the processes and tools to expand our reach into the chemical processing plants of Europe and the Mid-East,” Sommer said.

About Sundyne Corporation
Headquartered in Arvada, Colo., Sundyne Corp. is a leading global manufacturer of engineered pumps and compressors serving process industries worldwide. The Ilsfeld, Germany, factory is one of Sundyne’s six global manufacturing facilities. The others are located in Arvada, Colo., USA, England, France, China, and a joint venture in Japan. In addition to Maso Sine sanitary process pumps, Sundyne manufactures a variety of pumps including high-pressure centrifugal American Petroleum Institute (API), heavy duty, standard process, medium duty, and sealless magnetic drive. Sundyne also manufactures high-pressure multi-stage centrifugal compressors. Sundyne products and services fill a wide range of fluid and gas handling applications for the hydrocarbon, chemical, pharmaceutical, bio-ethanol, power generation, pulp and paper manufacturing, and food and beverage processing industries. Additional information can be found at www.sundyne.com.

Hamilton Sundstrand, headquartered in Windsor Locks, Conn. employs approximately 17,500 people worldwide and had 2006 revenues of $5 billion. Among the world’s largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and industrial products, the company designs, manufactures and services aerospace systems and provides integrated system solutions for commercial, regional, corporate and military aircraft. It also is a major supplier for international space programs. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company providing high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries worldwide.