Lincoln Electric to Introduce Vastly Enhanced E-Business Capabilities

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.

    CLEVELAND, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   LECO) said it has contracted with Click Commerce, Inc. and SAQQARA
 Systems to supply software and services for its new eBusiness initiatives.
     "This new package of web-based services will help our distributor partners
 and customers by giving them the very best tools to get the information they
 need for their businesses," said John M. Stropki, Lincoln Electric's Executive
 Vice President and President, North America.  "This will put us in the
 eBusiness leadership position in our industry, and our software partners,
 Click Commerce and SAQQARA Systems, will help us get there."
     A cornerstone of the eBusiness package is the electronic catalog.  It will
 allow detailed searching and syndication of product data, including technical
 documents, as well as sales and marketing materials.
     "This new eBusiness software builds on the SAP Enterprise Resource
 Planning and other manufacturing systems we installed and upgraded over the
 past two years," said Charles E. Mehlman, Vice President of Information
 Technology for Lincoln Electric.  "Our extensive review demonstrated that
 Click Commerce and SAQQARA offered the best and most extensive information
 technology product for us and we are pleased to be working with them."
     Click Commerce, Inc., ( www.clickcommerce.com ) based in Chicago, IL, is
 the leading provider of Channel Management software and services that enable
 large global corporations to collaborate with their trading partners via the
 Internet in a private marketplace.
     SAQQARA Systems, Inc., ( www.SAQQARA.com ) the leading provider of product
 content application software and services for business-to-business (B2B)
 e-commerce, is based in San Jose, CA.
     Lincoln Electric ( www.lincolnelectric.com ) is the world leader in the
 design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding
 systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment.  Headquartered in Cleveland,
 Lincoln has manufacturing operations, joint ventures and alliances in 18
 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering
 more than 160 countries.
 
 

SOURCE Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
    CLEVELAND, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
 (Nasdaq:   LECO) said it has contracted with Click Commerce, Inc. and SAQQARA
 Systems to supply software and services for its new eBusiness initiatives.
     "This new package of web-based services will help our distributor partners
 and customers by giving them the very best tools to get the information they
 need for their businesses," said John M. Stropki, Lincoln Electric's Executive
 Vice President and President, North America.  "This will put us in the
 eBusiness leadership position in our industry, and our software partners,
 Click Commerce and SAQQARA Systems, will help us get there."
     A cornerstone of the eBusiness package is the electronic catalog.  It will
 allow detailed searching and syndication of product data, including technical
 documents, as well as sales and marketing materials.
     "This new eBusiness software builds on the SAP Enterprise Resource
 Planning and other manufacturing systems we installed and upgraded over the
 past two years," said Charles E. Mehlman, Vice President of Information
 Technology for Lincoln Electric.  "Our extensive review demonstrated that
 Click Commerce and SAQQARA offered the best and most extensive information
 technology product for us and we are pleased to be working with them."
     Click Commerce, Inc., ( www.clickcommerce.com ) based in Chicago, IL, is
 the leading provider of Channel Management software and services that enable
 large global corporations to collaborate with their trading partners via the
 Internet in a private marketplace.
     SAQQARA Systems, Inc., ( www.SAQQARA.com ) the leading provider of product
 content application software and services for business-to-business (B2B)
 e-commerce, is based in San Jose, CA.
     Lincoln Electric ( www.lincolnelectric.com ) is the world leader in the
 design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic welding
 systems, plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment.  Headquartered in Cleveland,
 Lincoln has manufacturing operations, joint ventures and alliances in 18
 countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering
 more than 160 countries.
 
 SOURCE  Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.

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