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  • December 16, 2010

Mikron Machining and DKSH join forces in Japan

Biel, December 16, 2010, 7:00 a.m. Mikron Machining and DKSH Japan K.K. have decided to join forces in Japan. The two companies will thereby achieve synergies in the market and strengthen their footprint in Japan.

With the clear aim of accelerated sales growth in Japan, Mikron Machining’s experienced team and current business operations, sales, and services activities in Japan will be integrated into DKSH Japan as of January 1, 2011. Both partners are convinced that the business agreement represents an important milestone, which will further strengthen Mikron Machining’s and DKSH’s position in Japan.

For the past 30 years, Mikron Machining’s transfer machine systems have been well established and widely installed in Japan’s automotive, medical, electronic, and writing instrument industries. Mikron Machining systems deliver first-class production solutions for specific high-precision, large-volume applications and meet the high expectations of Japan’s extremely quality-conscious market. DKSH, the leading provider of Market Expansion Services, will provide sales, marketing, project management, and after-sales services for Mikron Machining.

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Mikron Holding AG, Patrick Brisset, Coordinator Corporate Communications
Tel. +41 32 843 12 64,

DKSH Management Ltd.

Martina Ludescher, Vice President Strategy & Corporate Communications
Phone +41 44 386 7208,

About DKSH Japan K.K.
As one of the first foreign trading companies in Japan, DKSH Japan K.K. (until March 31, 2009 known as Nihon SiberHegner K.K) was established as Siber & Brennwald in Yokohama in 1865. In the following more than 140 years, the company has overcome many difficulties and challenges and contributed to both business and culture in Japan. For many years, the company was the largest exporter of raw silk and played a key role in making Japan into a raw silk kingdom. It also contributed to the installation of Japan’s first gas lights, imported watches and machinery, and later also chemical and pharmaceutical raw materials.

Today, DKSH Japan has developed its business in Japan in three key areas, Luxury & Lifestyle, Performance Materials, and Technology.

Our Business Unit Technology offers our customers technical solutions from noted European, Asian, and American manufacturers via four specialized Business Lines: Industry, Research, Food & Beverage, and Advanced Metals.

About Mikron Machining
Mikron Machining is the leading supplier of high productive machining solutions for the manufacturing of complex, high-precision components made of metal. Mikron Machining supplies worldwide machining systems and cutting tools for specific, high-precision, large-volume applications, enabling its industry leading customers to set new standards in their production processes. Mikron supports the industrialization of its customers’ innovation and herewith helped many companies to become leaders in their business.

Mikron Machining is headquartered in Agno, Switzerland. The company employs a workforce of around 500 people located mainly at the two engineering and production sites in Agno and Rottweil, Germany. Mikron Machining is a division of the Swiss Mikron Group, which is listed at SIX Swiss Exchange in Zurich (ISIN: CH0003390066). Its customers include industry leading companies in areas like automotive, watch, writing instruments, electronic components, pharma, medical.