Tarquin Group Inc.

Tarquin Group Inc.

May 03, 2007 09:00 ET

DIPIX Inspection System Selected by Major Flour-Based Products Manufacturer

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 3, 2007) - DIPIX Technologies Inc., soon to become a Tarquin Group company, today announced that a leading manufacturer and marketer of value-added flour based products has purchased an automated processed food inspection system from the company, in a deal worth approximately $300K.

DIPIX's QualiVision™ machine-vision inspection system will be used to automatically inspect, count and package breakfast biscuits for a major quick service restaurant chain. "DIPIX technology fills an important roll between the end of the manufacturing line and the beginning of the packaging line," said DIPIX VP of sales and marketing John Lawrence. "We are pleased to add to our growing list of major manufacturers who use our products to enhance quality, improve productivity, and ultimately increase profits."

DIPIX, which is being purchased by diversified industrial technology company Tarquin Group, is the world leader in the design and implementation of automated inspection solutions for processed foods, including baked goods, snacks, confections, tortillas, cookies and biscuits. DIPIX supports over 200 installations of its systems with global manufactured food companies such as McDonald's, Mission Foods, Nabisco, Sara Lee, and many others.

DIPIX technology inspects, sorts, and aligns food products on a very large scale. The equipment can be customized to manage automatic rejection of defects based on specific criteria. It can also assist with aligning the product for packaging. The offering includes on-demand Web-hosted reporting software that gives customers access to up-to-the-minute data gathered from the inspection system. This enables statistical process control across multiple manufacturing sites and comparison of processing effectiveness.

In October, 2007 DIPIX will be exhibiting at the International Baking Exposition in Orlando, Florida. For more information, please visit: http://www.ibie2007.com/Orlando.asp.


DIPIX Technologies Inc. is the leader in design of 2D and 3D machine vision systems for the on-line inspection of manufactured food products. The company's QualiVision™ machine-vision inspection systems are uniquely engineered to integrate leading-edge optical and electronic hardware, software and mechanical handling. DIPIX markets include high volume manufacturers of baked goods and snack foods - the customer base includes many major international corporations. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Ottawa Canada. For more information, visit www.dipix.com.

About Tarquin Group

The goal of Tarquin Group Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TQN) is to become a diversified industrial technology company providing solutions to the global manufacturing market. Acting strategically in desirable niche markets worldwide, it is expected that Tarquin's structure and processes will ensure superior product solutions for customers while driving profitable growth for all its stakeholders. Tarquin's target companies are niche market leaders in the fields of laser applications and test, measure and control solutions for manufacturing. For more information visit: www.tarquingroup.com.

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Contact Information

  • Media please contact:
    Heather McCulligh
    PR Specialist
    DIPIX corporate:
    DIPIX Technologies Inc.
    John Lawrence
    613-596-4942, x125
    Investor relations:
    Tarquin Group Inc.
    Donald Gibbs, CEO
    613-236-8359 extension 2013