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Nordson to Grow in South Africa with Acquisition of MLT Systems Holdings

05 Aug 2008

WESTLAKE, Ohio – August 5, 2008  –  Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) today reported that it has acquired MLT Systems Holdings (Pty) Ltd. and its subsidiary MLT Application Systems (Pty) Ltd. of Cape Town, South Africa.  Revenues of MLT were not disclosed.  

MLT employs a total of 15, operates additional field offices in Johannesburg and Durban, and has been the exclusive distributor of Nordson products in South Africa since 1989.  Today the company distributes and services Nordson’s adhesive dispensing, EFD and Primarc UV product lines.    

“For twenty years, we have had a very strong partnership with MLT,” said Edward P. Campbell, Nordson Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We have mutually agreed that this transaction is the next step in our relationship and the best way to continue growing Nordson’s business in the country of South Africa and the greater region.”  

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 for curing and surface treatment processes. Headquartered in Westlake, Ohio, Nordson has more than 4,100 employees worldwide, and direct operations and sales support offices in 34 countries.


James R. Jaye, Director, Corporate Communications
(440) 414-5639