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LINTEC Services GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of LINTEC Information Technologies AG, Taucha (by Leipzig), signed an agreement today with CONTEL Investment Co. Ltd. covering the performance of services in Europe under a strategic partnership. The CONTEL Group (whose turnover in 2005 was around EUR94m) manufactures and sells consumer electronics, including DVD players and recorders, mobile DVD players, home cinema systems and MP3 players. Listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange, the CONTEL Group is active worldwide. Under the deal, LINTEC Services GmbH will assemble DVD and HDD recorders as well as other products made by Asian manufacturer CONTEL Corporation Ltd. LINTEC will also run the complete after-sales service for these products. Product assembly will include procuring some of the components required. The finished articles will then be delivered throughout Europe. Meanwhile, after-sales service will comprise a hotline, RMA and repairs - and be provided for all CONTEL products already on the market. Assembly and after-sales service will be carried out at LINTEC’s Taucha site.
Both sides have agreed not to disclose the financial details of the agreement. Operative cooperation is scheduled to begin in October 2006 and will be fully credited to earnings in 2007. The volumes envisaged for 2007 will result in planned turnover and earnings in LINTEC’s service division being exceeded. In the management’s view, this project alone has the potential to ensure the Taucha site is sustainably and profitably used to capacity. And following the completion of financial restructuring, it marks an important step forward within LINTEC’s operational realignment.

CONTEL is a significant Asian manufacturer of consumer electronics. The CONTEL Group sells its products such as DVD players, HDD recorders and LCD TVs all over the world, entering the European market in 2003. It makes and markets products both bearing the CONTEL label and on behalf of external clients. One of its main sites is its newly built production complex in Dongguan, China, which employs about 2,000 people. Partly fully automated and fitted with state-of-the-art production technology, the annual capacity of the factory’s SMD production lines and assembly area exceeds 5 million appliances.
The CONTEL Corporation Ltd. holding has been listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange since 2005.
Lintec Services GmbH was founded as a wholly owned subsidiary of LINTEC in 2004. The company is based just outside the German city of Leipzig in the town of Taucha. Within the LINTEC Group, LINTEC Services GmbH handles all co-operation with its client CON-TEL completely independently.

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