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Tata Autocomp Systems Limited Builds Passenger Airbag Test Facility

   
 

World Class Facility Will Feature the Microsys SureFire System

For Immediate Release

Mississauga ON Canada, 3 August 2007

Microsys Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (TACO) of Pune, India to provide the key equipment for a new passenger side airbag test facility. When launched in December 2007 at the TACO Interiors & Plastic Tech Center, this facility will further reinforce TACO’s position as India’s leading technology provider of automotive components and systems.

The new TACO Passenger Airbag Deployment Facility will feature a state of the art testing system from Microsys Technologies Inc. of Canada. The Microsys SureFire system, the first in India, will be configured with high speed cameras capable of speeds of 4000 frames per second in order to capture and analyze instrument panel performance during the airbag deployment. The SureFire data acquisition system can be used to measure forces generated by the airbag which can then be correlated with the high speed video using the Microsys PowerPlay analysis software.

“Microsys is very excited to have been selected by Tata AutoComp Systems to provide the Passenger Airbag Deployment Facility equipment, said Mr. Corey Miller, Microsys President. “Once completed in late 2007, TACO’s facility will be among the most modern in the world. I want to congratulate TACO for taking a leadership role within the Indian automotive components and systems industry.”

Mr. Manoj Kolhatkar, CEO of the TACO Interiors and Plastics Division: “We selected Microsys, a Canadian company, because they offered a good combination of airbag expertise and product features to allow us to launch our new facility within a very aggressive timeframe.”

About Microsys

Microsys has provided the occupant safety industry with integrated high-speed video, data acquisition, data management and analysis products for airbag deployment and crash test applications for 15 years. Microsys customers are located world-wide and include major automotive manufacturers and tier one suppliers such as General Motors, BMW, Honda, Toyota, Ford, Toyoda-Gosei, Delphi, Johnson Controls, Autoliv, Takata, Key Safety, Lear, Visteon, TRW and Tata. The Company is based in Toronto Canada and has sales & support offices in all major automotive centers of the world.

About Tata AutoComp Systems

Tata AutoComp Systems Limited (TACO), promoted by the Tata Group, provides products and services in the automotive industry to Indian and Global customers, including Ashok Leyland, DaimlerChrysler, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, John Deere, Mahindra and Mahindra, Piaggio, Tata Motors, Toyota, Volvo and VW. TACO has own capabilities in Automotive Interiors and Plastics, Stamping GREEN Sheet Metal Assemblies, Engineering and Supply Chain Management. TACO operates through offices in India, Germany, China and US. The Company also has 16 joint ventures in partnership with leading companies from the Global auto component industry.

With 24 manufacturing facilities (including one plant in Germany and 3 export oriented units) and 5 engineering centers, TACO is rapidly growing its business in India (OE and retail), and Overseas (with OEs and Global Tier 1s). For further information please visit http://www.tacogroup.com

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Microsys Technologies Inc
3710 Nashua Dr, Mississauga, ON, L4V 1M5 Canada

tel:  +1 (905) 678-3288
fax: +1 (905) 678-3319
email: marketing@micro-sys.com




   
 
 
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