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Dage, A Nordson Company, Wins Distinguished Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award

01 May 2008

WESTLAKE, Ohio – May 1, 2008  –  Dage Precision Industries, a Nordson company (NASDAQ: NDSN) and the industry leader in x-ray inspection technology, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Vertical Market Penetration Leadership Award in the AXI (Automated X-ray Inspection) Market.  The “Industrial Technologies Awards Ceremony” was held on 25th April 2008 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.  

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting organization, identified the top players in the automation and electronics/industrial process control industries.  Dage was recognized as the top achiever in the AXI Market award category, which demonstrates excellent qualities in meeting the demands and requirements of clients in the electronics assembly industry market segment in Asia Pacific.  Throughout the in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research with peer companies, dealers and end users, Dage has demonstrated its continuous and dedicated efforts towards technology innovation to support the growth of the entire AXI market, and also outperformed in its practices across functional disciplines such as sales promotion and after-sales support.  

Arun Krumar C, Research Analyst for the Automation & Electronics Practice, Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific said, “The South East Asian Electronics Industry is characterized by the presence of a large number of small and medium enterprises (SMEs).  Return on capital investment is of paramount importance to these players.  Price-performance ratio of X-ray inspection systems plays a crucial role in determining new customer acquisition and competitiveness.  The deep-seated ‘value-for- money’ image of the Dage products has led to their rapid growth in the South East Asian AXI equipment market.  In a market rife with SMEs who are extremely price sensitive, Dage’s AXI systems perfectly fit the bill as best cost products offering inspection solutions.”  He added, "Dage’s famed ‘after sales service’ is another forte that has resulted in higher customer acquisition despite competition from cheaper x-ray solutions from Chinese players."

About Dage
Headquartered in Aylesbury, UK, Dage Precision Industries Ltd. is a unit of the Nordson Corporation and manufactures and supports a complete range of award winning digital x-ray inspection systems and bond test equipment for the printed circuit board assembly and semiconductor industries.  For more information, visit www.dage-group.com.  

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth.  The company's Growth Partnership Services, Growth Consulting and Growth Team Membership empower clients to create a growth focused culture that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies.  Frost & Sullivan employs over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 30 offices on six continents.  For more information about Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Partnerships, visit http://www.frost.com.  

About Nordson
Nordson Corporation is one of the world's leading producers of precision dispensing equipment that applies adhesives, sealants and coatings to a broad range of consumer and industrial products during manufacturing operations.  The company also manufactures equipment used in the testing and inspection of electronic components as well as technology-based systems used for curing and surface treatment processes.  Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson Corporation has more than 4,100 employees worldwide, and direct operations and sales support offices in 30 countries.   

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Contact:
SK Goh, General Manager
Dage (SEAsia Pte) Ltd.
10 Ang Mo Kio Street 65
Techpoint #02-15/16, Singapore 569059
sk.goh@dage-group.com
+65-96318072

Editorial contact:
Elaine Yeomans, PR and Marketing Officer
Dage Precision Industries Ltd.
Rabans Lane Aylesbury
Buckinghamshire HP19 8RG, UK
e.yeomans@dage-group.com
+44 (1296) 317800  

Nordson Corporate Contact:
James R. Jaye, Director, Corporate Communications
(440) 414-5639  
jjaye@nordson.com