Surge Babson Brothers

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This report was accessed October 24, 2001.

On March 5th, 1999, Westfalia Landtechnik GmbH, Germany, completed the purchase of Babson
Bros. Co., the manufacturer of Surge dairy farm equipment and related supplies. The purchase
created a new company Westfalia•Surge, Inc., uniting the number two manufacturer in North
America, Babson Bros. Co., with the number two company in the world, Westfalia. The acquisition
brings two of the world’s most recognized brands of dairy equipment together, providing dairy
producers the most complete line of milking systems, cooling, sanitation and dairy supply product
lines available within the industry.

The new Westfalia•Surge offers dairy producers more innovation, more products and more services
than either company did separately. The goal is to create the most responsive company, with the
highest technology and quality, and broadest selection of products from a single supplier. Together
with its distribution partners, Westfalia•Surge is dedicated to aggressively grow its business,
achieving an industry leadership position in sales and market share within the product lines and
services that it provides.

The Vision;
Westfalia•Surge, Inc., a member of the GEA global technology group, is committed to providing
North American dairy producers innovative technologies, systems and services, allowing them to
produce a higher quality product at a superior cost-benefit ratio.

Contact Information
Westfalia-Surge, Inc.
1880 County Farm Drive
Napervile, Illinois 60563
United States
Phone: 630-369-8100
Fax: 630-369-9875