ProPhotonix expands global footprint

Date Announced: 05 Apr 2012

ProPhotonix Limited, (London Stock Exchange - AIM: PPIX and PPIR, OTC: STKR.PK), a designer and manufacturer of LED Illumination Systems, laser diode modules as well as a distributor of premium vendors’ laser diodes, is pleased to announce that it has strengthened further its international sales operations for its machine vision illumination solutions with the appointment of three new distribution partners based in Asia, Europe and the United States. These agreements build on the Company’s strong position within the machine vision markets in North America and Europe, as well as its increasing footprint in the Far East.

Machine Vision systems enable the inspection of products throughout the manufacturing process and allow manufacturers to ensure that their products conform to the exact specifications to which they were initially designed.

NexLase, based in Munich, has been named as a distributor of ProPhotonix’s Machine Vision illumination products in Germany. NexLase was founded in 2005 and specializes in the distribution of laser and other application specific accessories including optics and laser safety devices. Nevis, located in Taiwan, is a full-service engineering and technology provider known for supplying its customers with customized turnkey solutions. Nevis will be integrating ProPhotonix’s laser and LED illumination products into its end-user applications. Saber1, founded in 2001 and located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, provides a single destination for customers looking to source vision components including software, cameras, frame grabbers and other components from major manufacturers worldwide.

Mark W. Blodgett, Chairman and CEO of ProPhotonix, said, “ProPhotonix is widely recognized as a leader in designing and manufacturing LED systems and laser modules for the machine vision illumination market and we view Germany, Taiwan and the US as key growth markets for our products. Adding such high-caliber business partners in these areas will help us gain market share and accelerate growth in these regions, added Blodgett.”

About ProPhotonix
ProPhotonix Limited, headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, is an independent designer and manufacturer of diode-based laser modules and LED systems for industry leading OEMs and medical equipment companies. In addition, the Company distributes premium diodes for Opnext, QSI, Ondax, Sanyo and Sony. The Company serves a wide range of markets including the machine vision, industrial inspection, defense, sensors, and medical markets. ProPhotonix has offices and subsidiaries in the U.S., Ireland, and Europe. For more information about ProPhotonix and its innovative products, visit the Company's web site at www.prophotonix.com.

Contact
ProPhotonix Limited Mark W. Blodgett, CEO Tel: +44 (0)12 7971 7170

E-mail:madeline.douglas@cubitt.com

Web Site:www.prophotonix.com

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