ACOL and Micro Lamps sign North American distribution agreement

Feb. 22, 2006
Date Announced: 22 Feb 2006 Switzerland, Geneva and USA, Batavia, Illinois – ACOL Technologies S.A., a Geneva-based company developing high brightness LEDs and light engines and Micro Lamps, Inc., one of the leading suppliers to the North American market of the wide spectrum of lighting products, have signed a distribution agreement for the entire ACOL product range of high-brightness LEDs and LED light engines. These products are used in various solid state lighting applications such as rail and road traffic signals, automotive lights, commercial signage, architectural effect lighting, and general illumination. ACOL LED light engines and discreet LED products leverage the light efficiency, power, integration and cost benefits for light system manufacturers. North American customers interested in purchasing LED devices from ACOL can now choose to work directly with Micro Lamps, Inc. Micro Lamps, Inc. will support ACOL product line and work to identify new opportunities for ACOL. “We are very excited about this opportunity to provide high quality LED light engines to the lighting industry in the United States,” said Kei Narimatsu, president of Micro Lamps, Inc. “We have developed a collaborative relationship between Micro Lamps and ACOL Technologies that will bring creative, effective and efficient solutions to our existing customer base, as well as allow us to penetrate new markets and customers.”“In order to successfully and effectively take advantage of the growth opportunities available in the HB LED market, it was critical for ACOL to establish a sales channel that will allow us to meet the increasing customer demand in all geographies and in North America in particular,” said Jean-Charles Herpeux, CEO of ACOL. “Micro Lamps’ reputation as a leader in lighting distribution and their strong customer sales and support team makes them an ideal partner for ACOL.”About Micro Lamps, Inc.For over 30 years, Micro Lamps, Inc. has built a reputation for high quality lighting solutions coupled with responsive customer service. With headquarters in Batavia, Illinois, Micro Lamps, Inc. boasts state-of-the-art engineering and quality control laboratories, an extensive warehouse capacity, and a full customer service and sales force. Specialized manufacturing facilities in Asia allow Micro Lamps, Inc. to not only pioneer new technologies in the lighting industry, but pinpoint customers’ needs and provide that customized part. For more information, please visit us at ACOL Technologies S.A.ACOL Technologies is a leading manufacturer of High Brightness LED products for use in solid state lighting applications such as Rail and Road Traffic Signals, Automotive Lights, Commercial Signage, Architectural Effect Lighting, and General illumination products. The company’s patented designs in thermal management and primary precision optics provide unique value to leading integrators of High Brightness LED products. The company is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with R&D operations Moscow, Russia, and sales offices in Geneva, Switzerland, Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA, Moscow, Russia, and Taoyuan, Taiwan.

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