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BTU International Obtains ISO 9001 Certification for its Shanghai Manufacturing Operations


NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., Aug. 25, 2009 – BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, today announced the successful completion of ISO 9001:2008 certification for the company’s Shanghai manufacturing operations.

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Boris Mathiszik, BTU’s managing director for Asia Pacific, explained that BTU’s Shanghai operations have grown rapidly since their opening in 2004. “Initially, this plant was geared towards the manufacturing of surface mount technology (SMT) equipment,” said Mathiszik. “Since then, we have added product lines from our photovoltaics portfolio and our operations here are now supporting both electronics and solar customers globally. The ISO 9001:2008 certification positions our operations for additional growth and ensures adherence to the highest quality standards. We are very pleased to have accomplished this important milestone.”

BTU’s Shanghai facility serves as the company’s Asia Pacific headquarters and comprises manufacturing, engineering and process development functions, in addition to sales and service. The facility houses BTU’s first Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Manufacturing Technology, dedicated in 2008, and is located in the heart of the Chinese solar manufacturing industry.

About BTU International
BTU International is a market-leading, global supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment and processes to the alternative energy and electronics assembly markets. BTU equipment and know-how are used in solar cell, nuclear fuel and fuel cell manufacturing as well as in the production of printed circuit board assemblies and semiconductor packaging. BTU has operations in North Billerica, Massachusetts and Shanghai, China with direct sales and service worldwide. Information about BTU International is available at www.btu.com

Company Contact: Media Contact:

Jim Griffin Megan Wendling
Vice President Sales and Service MW Associates
BTU International, Inc Phone: (239) 403-0230
Phone: (978) 667-4111

 

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