SOURCE: Gentex Corporation

January 03, 2008 08:40 ET

Gentex Announces Shipments for New Toyota Model

ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - January 3, 2008) - Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, has announced that it is supplying base feature auto-dimming interior rearview mirrors for the all-new Toyota Mark X Zio. The auto will be manufactured and sold exclusively in Japan.

Gentex mirrors darken automatically in response to the headlamp glare of rearward-approaching vehicles. The Zio will feature a base interior auto-dimming mirror as optional equipment on the 350G and 240G trim levels.

"This is very significant business for Gentex in that the adoption of interior auto-dimming mirrors on this vehicle will help further drive the expansion of our auto-dimming mirror business in the Japanese market," said Gentex Senior Vice President Enoch Jen. "We are excited with the opportunity to further work with Toyota in its home country."

Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) is an international company that provides high-quality products to the worldwide automotive industry and North American fire protection market. Based in Zeeland, Michigan, the Company develops, manufactures and markets interior and exterior automatic-dimming automotive rearview mirrors that utilize proprietary electrochromic technology to dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps. Many of the mirrors are sold with advanced electronic features, and more than 96 percent of the Company's revenues are derived from the sale of auto-dimming mirrors to nearly every major automaker in the world.

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