Sales Cooperation between Gauselmann Group and SYNOT W, a.s. (Czech Republic)

Prague/Espelkamp. On the occasion of the international trade fair FORBES from 19th to 20th October 2005 in Prague (Czech Republic) the Gauselmann Group and the Czech company SYNOT W, a.s. concluded an extensive long-term distribution cooperation for the Czech Republic today.

For Rolf Klug, Board Member of the Gauselmann Group for the International Merkur- and Spielothek activities and Ivo Valenta, owner of SYNOT W, a.s., the long-term strategic distribution cooperation is an important signal for the Czech market, since from now on the major operator and distributor of AWP machines in the Czech Republic and the powerful European Gauselmann Group will pool their activities to the benefit of their Czech customers and the players.

This distribution cooperation is proving the competence of the Gauselmann Group in this growing market. “Almost 600 game developers worldwide, for game design, mathematics up to ISO certified quality management, underline the innovation skills of the family-owned Gauselmann Group, “ says Rolf Klug.

The subsidiaries of Gauselmann STELLA INTERNATIONAL and MEXIM will present their latest product range “made by Gauselmann“ at the international trade fair – to demonstrate once again the “one stop shop“ concept – offering exactly the right products and services for all customer requirements. Four new video-based AWP machines will be on exhibit, together with the brand new MERKUR-Roulette, the unique LUCKY WHEEL, the successful touchscreen MERKUR TRENDY, and as an example for the youngest generation the SPACE CAR SIMULATOR, a Kiddie Rides with an elaborate computer simulation.

However, the company will not offer its latest products at its own booth only, but also at the booth of the new partner SYNOT W, a.s., where the four new AWP machines for the Czech market will be exhibited.

STELLA INTERNATIONAL and MEXIM are subsidiaries of the Gauselmann Group which is active around the globe. In the fiscal year 2004 the family-owned company generated consolidated sales of EURO 670 million. As of the end of the fiscal year 2004 the headcount worldwide was 5,793, and since the company was established it has sold a total of 2 million gaming products globally.