International Representation in China and South Korea

Hinds Instruments Announces New Dealers in China and Korea

October 12, 2009. Hinds Instruments, Inc., a global leader in the development of technology and products for polarization measurement, is pleased to announce the appointment of two new dealers to its network of international sales and service partners.

Zugo Photonics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., with sales and service offices in Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen, has assumed exclusive responsibility for Hinds Instruments’ Systems product lines in China. This includes the Exicor®, Abrio, Mueller and Stokes Polarimeter, 2-MGEM Ellipsometer and PER measurement system products. Zugo Photonics (Shanghai) Co.’s parent organization, established in 1994, is a premier regional distributor for industrial and scientific electro-optic and related solutions in Southeast Asia and represents Hinds Instruments in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

OptoMechanical Associate Ltd. (OMA), with sales and service offices in Daejeon, has assumed exclusive responsibility for Hinds Instruments’ complete line of products in Korea. This includes the Component Products and Systems Product groups. Founded in 1991, OMA represents globally recognized manufacturers of electro-optical, laser and fiber optic solutions for leading industrial and scientific end users throughout Korea.

“The addition of Zugo Photonics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. and OptoMechanical Associate Ltd. to Hinds Instruments’ dealer network in Asia addresses a strategic goal of providing enhanced sales and service support for our end user customers in China and Korea”, said Paul Hinds, President. “The extensive market coverage of Zugo and OMA in their respective territories, and their years of experience in the photonics industry, make them the ideal partners for Hinds Instruments’ polarization measurement technology. Their customer support infrastructure and understanding of the needs of both R&D institutions and commercial organizations will help these customers with value-added purchasing assistance and real-time after sales support.”