KONGSBERG AUTOMOTIVE CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING IN CHINA

We are pleased to announce the grand opening of our new 5,000 square meter manufacturing plant in China. The new plant is located in the Wuxi Singapore Industrial Park, Jiangsu province, at the heart of Yangtze River Delta Zone, 150 KM west of Shanghai. The Grand Opening celebration was held on Nov. 15th, 2006. The ceremony was very rich in Chinese tradition including guards along the red carpet, lion dancers, Chinese instruments performance, fireworks, and confetti! About 200 guests from around world had joined this event. Kongsberg Automotive (Wuxi) Ltd was established in Nov. 2004 and operated in a plant of 1000 square meter facility for 15 months. We started our deliveries to our customers in Mar. 2005. This new plant will allow us to establish more production lines necessary to the Chinese market. It will also allow a more efficient means of servicing our many US and Europe customers who are expanding operations into China. Olav Volldal, Kongsberg Automotive`s CEO, says, `The key word to emphasize here is `expansion`. Our Global customers have expanded abroad, so we need to be there to support them. The high service and quality levels that we will strive for world wide also have a place in China.` Bent Wessel-Aas, President of Far East & General manager of KA (Wuxi) Ltd is very proud to having established our presence in China - the 12th country in which KA is established. He has been with the company for more than 20 years and has been the key decision making person to have our China plant here in Wuxi. The international automotive industry is our market. We have three business areas in leading position. Seat comfort - Seat Heating system, Seat Ventilation System, Lumbar support and Head Restrain. Gear Shift - Automatic gearshift systems and Manual gearshift systems. Commercial Vehicle Systems - Clutch servos, Mater Cylinders, Servo-masters, Hydraulic gearshift, Mechanic gearshift, Anti-roll bars, Reaction rods, Couplings and components. Almost all the vehicle manufactures and the seat producers in the world are our customer. Such as, BMW, Ford, GM, DC, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Saab, Faurecia, Penault, Land Rover, Delta, Grammer, Intier, Lear, Recaro Takanichi, Treves, Bova, Daewoo, DAF, Eaton, ERF, EvoBus, FAW, Foden, Hyundai, Isuzu, Iveco, Leyland, MAN, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, Renault V.I., Scania, and Volvo Learn more about our company at www.kongsbergautomotive.com

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Kongsberg Automotive provides world class products to the global vehicle industry. Our products enhance the driving experience, making it safer, more comfortable and sustainable. With revenues of approx. EUR 1.0 billion and 10.000 employees in 18 countries, Kongsberg Automotive is truly a global supplier. The company is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland and has 30 production facilities worldwide. The product portfolio includes seat comfort systems, powertrain control systems and advanced fluid handling systems developed for global vehicle manufacturers. Find more information at www.kongsbergautomotive.com

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