ATS to host first quarter conference call Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 10:00 am eastern



    TSX: ATA

    CAMBRIDGE, ON, July 31 /CNW/ - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. today
announced it will report its first quarter results before market opens on
Wednesday, August 13, 2008.
    At 10:00 a.m. eastern Wednesday, August 13, 2008, the Company will host a
conference call and webcast of management's quarterly remarks and follow up
question and answer period with analysts.
    The listen-only webcast can be accessed live at www.atsautomation.com.
The conference call can be accessed live by dialing 416 644 3416 five minutes
prior.
    A replay of the conference will be available on the ATS website following
the call. Alternatively, a telephone recording of the call will be available
for one week (until midnight August 20, 2008) by dialing 416 640 1917 and
entering passcode 21278218 followed by the number sign.

    About ATS

    ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. provides innovative, custom designed,
built and installed manufacturing solutions to many of the world's most
successful companies. Founded in 1978, ATS uses its industry-leading knowledge
and global capabilities to serve the sophisticated automation systems' needs
of multinational customers in industries such as healthcare,
computer/electronics, automotive, energy and consumer products. It also
leverages its many years of experience and skills to fulfill the specialized
repetitive equipment manufacturing requirements of customers. Through
Photowatt Technologies, ATS participates in the growing solar energy industry
as an integrated manufacturer of ingots, wafers, cells and modules.
Photowatt-branded products and systems serve businesses, institutions and
homeowners in established and emerging markets. ATS employs approximately
3,500 people at 21 manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States,
Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company's shares are traded on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA. Visit the Company's website at
www.atsautomation.com.

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For further information:

For further information: Maria Perrella, Chief Financial Officer, Carl
Galloway, Vice-President and Treasurer, (519) 653-6500


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