News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2017

For more information contact:
Brian Ross
Sr. Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
952.937.4000

MTS APPOINTS JOHN MORRIS GROUP AS NEW BUSINESS PARTNER IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Eden Prairie, Minn. – September 28, 2017 – MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and sensors, today announced that John Morris Group (JMG), its established PCB sensors division distributor, will support the company’s entire portfolio of test and sensing solutions in Australia and New Zealand.

This appointment provides stronger local support for the region’s rapid growth in composite materials, biomedical and aerospace industries. This partnership will efficiently attend to the needs of research organizations, universities, manufacturers, and system integrators. In addition to providing MTS’ industry-leading test and measurement solutions, JMG will also provide the in-depth technical support required, allowing customers to meet the latest international standards and legislative guidelines.

Headquartered in Sydney with six other sites (Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth, Hobart and Auckland), JMG will represent MTS divisions including MTS Materials Testing Systems, MTS Vehicles and Structures Testing Systems, PCB Piezotronics and IMI Sensors, as well as Larson Davis and The Modal Shop. With access to this extensive breadth of MTS solutions, customers will benefit from elevated performance, sophisticated functionality and unmatched reliability, thereby increasing the integrity and consistency of their product testing data. This will lead to greater confidence in the results derived, as well as mitigating the impact of downtime in testing and manufacturing operations.

“There is currently considerable growth in research and development investment within the Australia/New Zealand region, with exciting innovations constantly emerging and new technical challenges needing to be overcome. MTS is committed to both existing and prospective customers, ensuring the highest possible level of support is offered worldwide,” said Dr. Jeffery Graves, CEO and President of MTS. “Realizing the synergies of the 2016 acquisition of PCB, the John Morris Group will better position MTS to bring advanced testing and sensing solutions to this increasingly important market.”

About MTS Systems Corporation

MTS Systems Corporation’s testing hardware, software and services solutions help customers accelerate and improve their design, development and manufacturing processes and are used for determining the mechanical behavior of materials, products and structures. MTS’s high-performance sensors provide controls for a variety of applications measuring motion, pressure, position, force and sound. MTS had 3,500 employees as of October 1, 2016 and revenue of $650 million for the fiscal year ended October 1, 2016. Additional information on MTS can be found at http://www.mts.com.

About JMG

Founded in 1956, JMG specializes in the supply, installation and servicing of an extensive portfolio of instrumentation, covering a diverse range of industry sectors throughout Australia, New Zealand and the South West Pacific region. The company’s success and a unique distinguishing feature from all other instrumentation distributors is its ability to offer complete solutions with continued support. For more information visit: https://www.johnmorrisgroup.com/AU/Industrial/Home.