SOURCE: Gentex

February 27, 2007 08:45 ET

New Volvo C30 Offers Gentex Mirror

ZEELAND, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 27, 2007 --Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors to the worldwide automotive industry, has announced that it is shipping interior auto-dimming mirrors for the 2007 Volvo C30.

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.

The 2007 C30 offers an auto-dimming mirror with a compass display as part of a convenience package available on specific trim levels. The C30's primary markets are in Europe, including Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain.

"Volvo's target market for the C30 is the younger buyer which will introduce Gentex products to a new generation of Volvo customers," said Gentex Senior Vice President Enoch Jen.

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 approximately 96 percent of the Company's revenues are derived from the sales of auto-dimming mirrors to nearly every major automaker in the world.

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