DKSH and Tordivel Solar announce Sales and Service Partnership for China, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Spain and France

18 Sep, 2009

DKSH, the leading company in the field of Market Expansion Services with
focus on Asia, and Tordivel Solar AS, a provider of optical vision solutions for
3D measurements of ingots and blocks and for inline wafer inspection, are
working together with immediate effect to further expand their activities in the

ZURICH / OSLO 18. September, 2009 - DKSH Holding Ltd. and Tordivel Solar AS today announced that the companies have reached an agreement that DKSH will take over all sales and after-sales activities of Tordivel Solar in China, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Italy, Spain and France.
“This is a significant step forward for Tordivel Solar’s geographic and commercial expansion plan in the PV segment, both in terms of DKSH’s excellent sales and market presence and with respect to the skilled support and service network in key markets for our company”, says Lasse D. Nergaard, CEO of
Tordivel Solar AS.
“The equipment from Tordivel Solar provides us with a uniquely innovative and proven technology. We can now offer to our customers the most technologically advanced optical machine vision solutions for 3D measurement of ingots and blocks and for inline wafer inspection. “The partnership with Tordivel Solar emphasizes our strategy of expanding our coverage in the global photovoltaic (PV) industry says Luke Mitchell, Executive Vice President Business Unit Technology at DKSH. “We want to continue our rapid course of growth in these fields of high tech."
The well established network of sales and support resources from DKSH and the proven technology from Tordivel Solar are a winning combination for the entire Photovoltaic (PV). “Our strategic partnership with Tordivel Solar is designed to leverage complementary strengths. By forming a partnership with Tordivel Solar Systems, DKSH will be able to satisfy its customers with a proven, industry-leading optical solution and DKSH's extensive local sales and customer support network. This helps us to strengthen our position as the No. 1 provider of Market Expansion Services" commented Dr. Jean-Dominique Foulon, General Manager Business Line Renewable Energy & Electronics.

About Tordivel Solar
Tordivel Solar is a supplier of in-line and off-line inspection instruments and measurement systems for the global photovoltaic industry. We develop the most compact, accurate and reliable inspection instruments for automatic production control of ingots, wafers, blocks and solar cells.
The systems are built on Scorpion Vision Software® for user friendliness, configurability, reliability, flexibility and ease of maintenance. Tordivel Solar has key OEM partners within the PV industry for seamless integration of complimentary instruments and system solutions. Tordivel Solar, with its powerful technological platform, aims to be a global leader through focus on development, sales and service of optical measurement systems for the PV industry.

About DKSH
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with focus on Asia. As "Market Expansion Services" suggests, DKSH helps other companies and brands to grow their business in new or existing markets. With 460 business locations in 35 countries and 22,000 specialized staff it is one of the top 20 Swiss companies ranked by sales and employees. In 2008, DKSH generated annual gross revenues of CHF 8,400 million.