SOURCE: ProPhotonix Limited

April 05, 2012 02:07 ET

Appointment of Three New Distribution Partners

SALEM, NH--(Marketwire - Apr 5, 2012) -

5 April 2012

                              ProPhotonix Limited
                      ("ProPhotonix" or "the Company")

                    ProPhotonix Expands Global Footprint

   Appoints New Distributors in Germany, Taiwan, and the United States

ProPhotonix Limited, (London Stock Exchange - AIM: PPIX and PPIR, OTC:
STKR.PK), a designer and manufacturer of LED Illumination Systems,
laser diode modules as well as a distributor of premium vendors' laser
diodes, is pleased to announce that it has strengthened further its
international sales operations for its machine vision illumination
solutions with the appointment of three new distribution partners based
in Asia, Europe and the United States. These agreements build on the
Company's strong position within the machine vision markets in North
America and Europe, as well as its increasing footprint in the Far

Machine Vision systems enable the inspection of products throughout the
manufacturing process and allow manufacturers to ensure that their
products conform to the exact specifications to which they were
initially designed.

NexLase, based in Munich, has been named as a distributor of
ProPhotonix's Machine Vision illumination products in Germany. NexLase
was founded in 2005 and specializes in the distribution of laser and
other application specific accessories including optics and laser
safety devices. Nevis, located in Taiwan, is a full-service engineering
and technology provider known for supplying its customers with
customized turnkey solutions. Nevis will be integrating ProPhotonix's
laser and LED illumination products into its end-user applications.
Saber1, founded in 2001 and located in Chelmsford, Massachusetts,
provides a single destination for customers looking to source vision
components including software, cameras, frame grabbers and other
components from major manufacturers worldwide.

Mark W. Blodgett, Chairman and CEO of ProPhotonix, said, "ProPhotonix
is widely recognized as a leader in designing and manufacturing LED
systems and laser modules for the machine vision illumination market
and we view Germany, Taiwan and the US as key growth markets for our
products. Adding such high-caliber business partners in these areas
will help us gain market share and accelerate growth in these regions,
added Blodgett."


ProPhotonix Limited                 Tel: +44 (0)12 7971 7170
Mark W. Blodgett, CEO

N+1 Brewin (NOMAD and Joint Broker) Tel: +44 (0) 203 201 3710
Andrew Craig/Ben Wright

XCAP Securities plc (Joint Broker)  Tel: +44 (0) 207 101 7070
Jon Belliss

Cubitt Consulting                   Tel: +44 (0) 20 7367 5100
Chris Lane/Madeline Douglas

About ProPhotonix

ProPhotonix Limited, headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, is an
independent designer and manufacturer of diode-based laser modules and
LED systems for industry leading OEMs and medical equipment companies.
In addition, the Company distributes premium diodes for Opnext, QSI,
Ondax, Sanyo and Sony. The Company serves a wide range of markets
including the machine vision, industrial inspection, defense, sensors,
and medical markets. ProPhotonix has offices and subsidiaries in the
U.S., Ireland, and Europe. For more information about ProPhotonix and
its innovative products, visit the Company's web site at .

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