Techcomp and Hitachi High-Tech Group cooperate to develop GC and GC-MS product market in Japan.

Singapore – 12th June 2015 –Techcomp (Holdings) Ltd (“Techcomp”), (HKSE stock code: 1298, SGX stock code: T43), one of China’s leading manufacturers and distributors of analytical and life-science instruments, and Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation (“Hitachi High-Tech Science”), a subsidiary of Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (“Hitachi High-Tech”, TSE stock code: 8036) have entered into a new distribution agreement.

The new distribution agreement made between Techcomp and Hitachi High-Tech Science is for the marketing, after-sales service and distribution of the Scion Instruments’ (Note 1) gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy (GC and GC-MS) products in Japanese market.

Under the agreement, Hitachi High-Tech Science will set up the Scion Instruments’ GC and GC-MS demonstration units in Hitachi High-Tech Science demonstration facility in Tokyo, Japan and start the marketing and distribution in Japan as well as its after-sales service for the products sold by Hitachi High-Tech Science.

Scion Instruments’ GC products line is originated from Varian Inc. Varian Inc. was acquired by Agilent Technologies Inc. in 2010, and the Varian’s GC products line was subsequently divested to Bruker. Techcomp acquired the GC and GC/Single Quadrupole (SQ) MS business from Bruker Daltonics Inc. and formed Scion Instruments in December 2014. Scion Instruments will continue to carry the heritage from its predecessor in product design and world class quality, and continues to provide GC and GC/SQMS products with the reliability and performance that thousands of customers worldwide have been entrusted to.

Richard Lo, President and CEO of Techcomp (Holdings) Ltd commented, “Techcomp has been a partner with Hitachi High-Tech since 1997. In addition to the renewed distribution agreement in March, 2015 for Hitachi High-Tech products by Techcomp for Asian market, this new distribution agreement of Scion products by Hitachi High-Tech Science for Japanese market, will also further strengthen our relationship and bring our cooperation into a new chapter. I am looking forward to the continuous and successful partnership with Hitachi High-Tech group in the coming years ahead.”

Kenji Kawasaki, President of Hitachi High-Tech Science commented, “The conclusion of this new agreement has provided an opportunity for Hitachi High-Tech group to strengthen its relationship with Techcomp by new business prospect to further grow for the future. We believe our new investment in this business in Japan will surely prove successful for both parties.”

Chris O’Connor, CEO of Techcomp Europe and Scion Instruments added, “Japan is an important country for Scion Instruments and we are delighted that Hitachi High-Tech will apply their expertise and their extensive market knowledge for the benefit of our customers. The Scion GC range will be a great addition to their already market leading position in Liquid Chromatography and other analytical instruments. Since acquiring Scion Instruments in November 2014, we have been setting up new sales and support infrastructure in regions around the world and we are now delighted to be working with Hitachi in their home market.”