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Stock exchange release – Published: 20.09.2004 10:00:22


Etteplan Oyj and Oy Sisu Auto Ab have signed a co-operation
agreement. According to the agreement Etteplan provides flexibly and
cost-effectively design and project management services to Sisu Auto.

As part of the agreement 11 designers from the product development
department of Sisu Auto’s Karjaa factory will transfer to Etteplan
on 1 October 2004 under their current terms of employment. To Sisu
Auto strategically important core know-how of truck technology and
product development will remain in Sisu Auto.

The agreement strengthens Etteplan’s position as a provider of design
services for the automotive industry and other mobile vehicles and
gives good presumptions to further development of operations.

Through this outsourcing operation, Sisu Auto aims to strengthen
resources, improve functional flexibility and cost efficiency in
the design functions.

Oy Sisu Auto Ab is in 1931 established a full service truck house.
The annual output of Sisu Auto is about 500 vehicles of which more
than 20 percent is exported. Sisu Auto is also an importer of
Renault trucks. Sisu is a market leader in Finland for earth-hauling
trucks and heavy over 26 ton vehicles. The turnover of the company
is over EUR 125 million and it employs 530 persons. About 200 persons
work at the Sisu Auto’s Karjaa factory. For further information,
please visit

Etteplan Oyj is one of Finland's leading engineering design companies
and supplies high-quality design services for the production and
product development processes of industrial technology. The core
areas of expertise are mechanical engineering, electrical engineering
and automation design as well as software development and electronics
design and EMC-services. In 2003, turnover of Etteplan Group was
51 MEUR. At the moment the company employs approximately 1000 persons
in Finland, Sweden, Germany, Italy and China. Etteplan Oyj is listed
on the NM List of Helsinki Exchanges.

Hollola, 20 September, 2004

Etteplan Oyj

Heikki Hornborg

For additional information, contact:
Etteplan Oyj, CEO Heikki Hornborg, tel. +358 400 873 063 or
Vice President Risto Koivunen, tel. +358 400 649 656.

Oy Sisu Auto Ab, Director, Production and Product Development
Harri Askola, tel. +358 40 543 4815.

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