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Colfax to Provide Pumping Solutions for French Navy Nuclear Submarines

October 27, 2009

TOURS, France, Oct 27, 2009 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, announced its Colfax-Imo Pompes Business Unit in France will provide oil pumps and other fluid-handling systems for Barracuda-class nuclear submarines being built for the French Navy.

"Submarines need to operate as quietly as possible to avoid detection, and the French Navy accordingly specified its pumps should produce low noise levels and vibrations," said Daniel Joslin, managing director of Colfax's business in Tours, France. "Our Colfax Defense Centre of Excellence in Tours has the staff and equipment capable of meeting those demanding requirements to ensure the pumps provide years of quiet, reliable service."

Colfax will deliver the first pumping systems to French naval-defense contractor Direction des Constructions Navales Services (DCNS) between the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011. They will be used aboard the Suffren, the first of six submarines that will enter active service between 2016 and 2027.

Colfax will continue to provide service, training, parts and documentation for its systems during the service life of the vessels.

ABOUT COLFAX CORPORATION - Colfax Corporation is a global leader in critical fluid-handling products and technologies. Through its global operating subsidiaries, Colfax manufactures positive displacement industrial pumps and valves used in oil & gas, power generation, commercial marine, defense and general industrial markets. Colfax's operating subsidiaries supply products under the well-known brands Allweiler, Fairmount Automation, Houttuin, Imo, LSC, Portland Valve, Tushaco, Warren and Zenith. Colfax is traded on the NYSE under the ticker "CFX." Additional information about Colfax is available at

ABOUT COLFAX DEFENSE SOLUTIONS -Colfax Defense Solutions serves militaries around the world with fluid-handling solutions that deliver precision performance for demanding conditions. Colfax Defense Centres of Excellence - located in Mumbai, India; Tours, France; and Warren, Massachusetts, USA - have specialized staff, engineering support, advanced software, fabrication facilities and testing equipment tailored to meet the specific needs of the defense industry.


This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning Colfax's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements are based on Colfax's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Colfax's results to differ materially from current expectations include, but are not limited to factors detailed in Colfax's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as well as its Annual Report on Form 10-K under the caption "Risk Factors". In addition, these statements are based on a number of assumptions that are subject to change. This press release speaks only as of this date. Colfax disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

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