PowerTech launches new version of its PicBucket to meet a greater range of construction industry needs



    The new 3000 Series demonstrates again that PowerTech's technology can be
    developed into several product families

    TERREBONNE, QC, April 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Power Tech Corporation Inc.
"PowerTech" (TSX-V: PWB) is pleased to announce the launch of a new version of
its PicBucket - the 3000 Series. This new model of its multi-functional
percussion bucket follows the success of its 1000 and 2000 Series, which the
Company has already commercialized.
    By expanding its product line, PowerTech aims to respond to a greater
range of needs in the construction industry. The new 3000 Series was developed
for demolition and excavation work carried out using 8.5 and 16 ton
excavators. The 3000 Series buckets are available in 18, 24 and 30 inch
versions. They feature a new design, are even more rugged and use more
powerful hydraulic cells.
    "From its founding, PowerTech established a rigorous technological
development program to meet the various excavation needs of the construction
industry. Following the very conclusive results achieved with our earlier
series, we have met the challenge to apply this same technology and know-how
to serve the mid-sized excavator market," said Mr. Carol Murray, the Company's
President and Chief Executive Officer.
    "Already, several potential clients, including municipalities and
construction entrepreneurs, have confirmed their interest to conduct trials
with the new 3000 Series. Like the 1000 and 2000 Series, PowerTech's newest
percussion bucket will enable its users to achieve highly significant
productivity gains compared to using conventional equipment," said Mr. Yves
Sicotte, PowerTech's Vice-President, Sales and Marketing.

    Technological development focused on industry needs

    In recent years, PowerTech has developed close links with various players
in the construction industry. "We are listening to the industry's needs and
this is what guides us in the development of products which can offer new
potential applications. As part of our technological development program we
make sure that our products, before reaching the commercialization phase, are
put through a series of specific tests in real construction site conditions
with the assistance of seasoned entrepreneurs. This process ensures that our
product is both effective and meets the genuine and urgent needs of our target
clienteles," added Mr. Sicotte.

    About PowerTech (www.powertechci.com)

    PowerTech is the only company in the world that manufactures and
commercializes a percussion technology with interchangeable tools and
accessories for the construction, demolition, aluminum, mining, tunnelling,
forestry and military industries. PowerTech's percussion technology, marketed
under the PicBucket and PicHammer names, is a technological breakthrough that
combines the power of a hydraulic hammer with the stripping force and
manoeuvrability of a conventional bucket.
    PowerTech is positioning itself as a leader in the development,
integration and commercialization of leading edge technologies that allow for
substantial improvements in equipment performance, productivity and
functionality.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this press release.




For further information:

For further information: Carol Murray, President and Chief Executive
Officer, Power Tech Corporation Inc., (450) 963-6400,
carol.murray@powertechci.com; Frédéric Tremblay, HKDP, (514) 395-0375, ext.
234, ftremblay@hkdp.qc.ca; Source: Power Tech Corporation Inc.,
www.powertechci.com

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