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ATS TO HOST FIRST QUARTER CONFERENCE CALL WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12, 2009 AT 10:00 AM EASTERN

July 29, 2009 | General
TSX: ATA

CAMBRIDGE, ON, July 29, 2009 /CNW/ - ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. today announced it will report its first quarter results before the market opens on Wednesday, August 12, 2009.

At 10:00 a.m. eastern Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 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, 2009) by dialing 416 640 1917 and entering passcode 21310344 followed by the number sign.

Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders

ATS will hold its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders on August 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. (eastern) at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre, 30 Fairway Road South, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.

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, energy, automotive and consumer products. It also leverages its many years of experience and skills to fulfill the specialized automation product 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 2,600 people at 17 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:
Maria Perrella, Chief Financial Officer
Carl Galloway, Vice-President, Treasurer
(519) 653-6500