SOURCE: Gentex

Gentex

December 01, 2010 08:25 ET

Gentex Shipping Mirrors for Two New Citroen Vehicles

ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - December 1, 2010) - Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and camera-based active-safety systems for the automotive industry, commercial fire protection products and dimmable aircraft windows, has announced that it is shipping interior auto-dimming rearview mirrors for the new Citroën C4, a small family car, and the stylish DS4 high-riding coupe, produced by French automaker PSA Peugeot Citroën.

"The new C4 is the first program awarded to Gentex in the PSA small family car segment, which is the largest segment of vehicles sold in the European Union," stated Enoch Jen, Gentex Senior Vice President. "The DS4 is the second vehicle of the DS line introduced by Citroën, and we look forward to continuing to work with PSA as it expands and re-invents its product lines." 

The new C4 is sold throughout the European Union, Japan, Korea, the Middle East, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The new C4 offers an auto-dimming mirror as standard equipment on the top trim level. This feature is standard or optional on the middle trim levels in certain markets. The new DS4 will initially be sold in Europe and features an interior base feature auto-dimming mirror on the top two trim levels. The mirror is also available as part of a package on the introductory trim level.

Gentex auto-dimming mirrors automatically darken to reduce glare from the headlamps of vehicles approaching from the rear. The brighter the glare, the darker the mirrors become, making nighttime driving safer.

To meet the growing demand for the Company's product line, Gentex is currently working to fill approximately 140 manufacturing positions plus more than 100 technical positions, primarily in the electrical engineering and software development areas. Additional information is available at http://www.gentex.com/careers/.

Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX) is the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and camera-based active safety systems to the global automotive industry. The Company also provides smoke alarms and signaling devices to the North American fire protection market, as well as dimmable aircraft windows for the commercial, business and general aviation markets. Based in Zeeland, Michigan, the international 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. More than half of the Company's interior mirrors are sold with advanced electronic features, and more than 97 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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