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Nordson Corporation Acquires Remaining Interest in Korean Joint Venture to Expand Service Capability in Growing Asia Pacific Markets

03 Jun 2008

WESTLAKE, Ohio – June 3, 2008  –  Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN) today announced that it acquired the remaining stake in its joint venture, Nordson Sang San Ltd. of Gwang-Ju City, Korea.  Nordson held a 49 percent stake in the company prior to acquiring the remaining interest from its joint venture partner. Revenue of the business and terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.  

The acquired operation is a distributor of Nordson’s adhesive dispensing, industrial coating and automotive products as well as its EFD and Asymtek branded product lines.  "We have had an outstanding business partner in Korea for nearly two decades," said Gregory P. Merk, Vice President, Pacific South Division. "Now, as the sole owner of this operation, Nordson is positioned to offer an even greater number of services and products to our customers.  With the rapid growth we continue to experience in the region, the ability to provide our customers with local technical support is a key strategic advantage for us," said Merk.  Merk added that the business will now be called Nordson Korea and that Mr. Young-Bae Park will continue as its president.
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 33 countries.

Investor Contact:
Barbara T. Price, Manager, Shareholder Relations
(440) 414-5344  bprice@nordson.com  

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