SOURCE: Gentex

November 29, 2007 08:28 ET

Gentex Receives Multiple Quality Awards From Toyota

ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - November 29, 2007) - Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, has received multiple quality awards from Toyota and its distributors for accessory business performance in 2006/2007. Southeast Toyota Distributors LLC awarded Gentex with a "Business Partner Award of Excellence"; Gulf States Toyota recognized the Company for "Top Supplier Performance"; and, most recently, Toyota Motor Sales, USA (TMS) bestowed its Total Quality Alliance "Gold Award" on Gentex at the annual TMS Supplier Conference held in October. This is the fifth consecutive year that TMS has awarded Gentex either a "Gold" or "Platinum" award for its accessory program.

Gentex supplies Toyota companies around the world with interior and exterior automatic-dimming mirrors, which automatically darken to reduce glare from the headlamps of vehicles approaching from the rear. In North America, featured mirrors, including compass, LED lighting, Johnson Control's Homelink®, and, in some states, rear-camera displays are available through Toyota port and dealer-installed accessory channels. Gentex has been supplying auto-dimming mirrors to Toyota distributors as an accessory part since 1993.

Recipients of Toyota supplier awards meet or exceed standards required for quality, consistent performance, innovation, product support, delivery, and customer satisfaction.

"Toyota vehicles are known for their quality and commitment to safety, so it's especially meaningful to be recognized by Toyota with these quality awards," said Enoch Jen, Gentex senior vice president. "Toyota is one of our largest customers and our accessory business with Toyota Motor Sales and Toyota distributors continues to thrive. We are working in partnership with our accessory business customers to achieve the highest quality standards."

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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