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Advanced Technology Services Named to 2011 Global Outsourcing 100 List Midwestern Production Equipment Maintenance and IT Services Provider Earns International Recognition for its Outstanding Service and Growth

PEORIA, Ill., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Technology Services (ATS) announced today that the Peoria, Ill.-based provider of managed production equipment maintenance and IT services has been named as a leader to the 2011 Global Outsourcing 100 List by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP).

This marks the fifth time since 2006 ATS has earned a spot on this prestigious list and sub lists of international outsourcing firms. The company was recognized during the 2011 Outsourcing World Summit® on February 21 in Indian Wells, Calif. In addition, ATS will be included in a special advertising feature produced by IAOP in the May 23 Fortune 500 issue of FORTUNE® magazine, which hits newsstands on May 9.

"It is truly an honor to be once again included among this esteemed list of global providers," said Jeff Owens, president of ATS. "We strive to continually deliver superior service and improved productivity for our customers and it's extremely gratifying to be recognized for those efforts."

The Global Outsourcing 100 list has become an essential reference for companies seeking new and expanded relationships with the best outsourcing partners in the industry. The lists include companies from around the world that provide the full spectrum of outsourcing services — not just information technology and business process outsourcing, but also facility services, real estate and capital asset management, manufacturing and logistics. The list provides an industry-wide benchmark for gauging excellence in the delivery of outsourced services.

A jury of esteemed panelists from around the world evaluates applications and selects the top 100 based on four characteristics: size and growth, customer references, organizational competencies and management capabilities.

"The companies on The Global Outsourcing 100 list are proven leaders and rising stars," said IAOP Chairman Michael Corbett, also chair of the judges' panel. "They are the companies you want to partner with to achieve success and better outsourcing outcomes."

ATS has earned numerous industry accolades, including numerous Best 5 and Best 20 IAOP awards, for its outstanding service in various industries and markets around the globe. As the only company to deliver a unique combination of factory maintenance, industrial parts services, calibration and innovative IT solutions, ATS improves performance and efficiency for some of the most widely recognized names in manufacturing. Its customer list includes Caterpillar, Eaton, Honeywell, Motorola, USG, BorgWarner and Georgia Pacific, among many others.

With a focus on attaining measurable results, ATS evaluates current processes and implements proven systems to ensure improved machine availability, inventory optimization, enhanced asset utilization, waste reduction and more to boost productivity and profitability. The company is ISO 9001 certified and employs Six Sigma and Service/Quality Initiatives for continuous improvement to ensure superior value for its service offerings.

For more information about ATS, visit www.advancedtech.com.

About Advanced Technology Services

ATS makes factories run better. Advanced Technology Services (ATS) improves the productivity and profitability for many of the world's most respected manufacturers through the managed services of production equipment maintenance, information technology and spare parts repair. Born out of the need for American manufacturers to remain competitive in a fast changing global economy, ATS is the recognized leader in outsourced production equipment maintenance. ATS is headquartered in Peoria, IL with offices located in Greenville, SC, Chicago, IL, Detroit, MI, Monterrey, Mexico, the United Kingdom and China. For more information, visit www.AdvancedTech.com.

About IAOP

The International Association of Outsourcing Professionals® (IAOP®) is the global, standard-setting organization and advocate for the outsourcing profession. With more than 110,000 members and affiliates worldwide, IAOP helps companies increase their outsourcing success rate, improve their outsourcing ROI, and expand the opportunities for outsourcing across their businesses. To learn more, visit http://www.iaop.org.

SOURCE Advanced Technology Services



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