Starlinger Opens Office In Uzbekistan

Austria-based woven plastic packaging production and plastic recycling machinery manufacturer
Starlinger & Co. GmbH has opened a Central Asia representative office in Tashkent, Uzbekistan,
to offer sales and after-sales service in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and

Yuldosh Kazakov, Starlinger’s chief representative for the region since 2009, heads the
office, and a local technician is on hand to offer immediate customer service and troubleshooting
for any machine malfunctions.

Starlinger anticipates strong growth potential for its business in the Central Asian region,
which has experienced strong economic growth over the past several years. The company already has
sold machinery to companies in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan for production of AD*STAR sacks, and in
Uzbekistan for bottle-to-bottle polyethylene terephthalate recycling.

July 17, 2012