Metal Finishing Specialist Achieves Prestigious Nadcap Accreditation

Weymouth, UK, 5th September 2005 - Following determined initiatives,
designed to significantly enhance its position as a leading metal finishing
specialist, Weymouth based Tecan has joined one of the industry's most
exclusive supplier groups - with the
announcement that it has received Nadcap accreditation. The accreditation
follows in-depth auditing by the Performance Review Institute (PRI) and is
in the category Chemical Processing - which includes highly-specialised
anodising and plating techniques.

Accreditation at this elevated level provides a new platform for the company
allowing it to develop new relationships with OEMs and their fellow Nadcap
accredited suppliers, dealing with prestige companies such as Honeywell,
Boeing, Airbus, BAE Systems, Bell Helicopter and Rolls Royce, operating at
the forefront of aerospace and automotive manufacture and design.

"Nadcap accreditation represents a major achievement for Tecan and will
allow us to grow our business even further, particularly in the most
high-tech sectors such as aerospace," said Seamus Bourke, Business Manager
of the company's ultra-modern Precision Metal Finishing Facility.
"Statistical process control, quality and total traceability are key to our
success and fundamental to the accreditation. We have had to prove to the
auditors at all levels that our clients' specifications can be satisfied,
from receipt to delivery and with full quality assurance, to meet the strict
requirements of the standard. We are both pleased and proud to gain this

Tecan is believed to be the only south-coast UK independent specialist to
achieve the accreditation. In just three years, the company's metal
finishing division has doubled in size and cites team spirit, specialist
training and prompt delivery as core elements of its success. Business
turnover has also grown significantly - by over 80% last year alone.

In line with its commitment to technological advancement and the provision
of high-specification parts for the most demanding applications, Tecan is
also an active member of the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF). WEAF
champions the interests of all aerospace and defence companies in the south
west region, encapsulating over 600 small and medium sized enterprises.

These strategic alliances reflect Tecan's unified approach to cutting-edge
innovation to ensure that primes in the aerospace and automotive industries
are served with consistent development through collaborative working
practices to meet applications in these exceptionally demanding arenas.

About Nadcap - According to PRI, Nadcap is the leading, worldwide
cooperative program of major companies designed to manage a cost effective
consensus approach to special processes and products and provide continual
improvement within the aerospace industry. Nadcap is the PRI's brand name
for the industry-managed program for special processes in the aerospace
industry. It is no longer an acronym - Nadcap used to be an acronym NADCAP
(National Aerospace and Defence Contractors Accreditation Program) - but was
changed to Nadcap in recognition of the internationalization of the program.

The stated mission of Nadcap is to provide international, unbiased,
independent manufacturing process and product assessments and certification
services for the purpose of adding value, reducing total cost, and
facilitating relationships between primes and suppliers.

UK Company contact - Mark Lowe, Head of Marketing, Tecan, Tecan Way, Granby
Ind. Est. Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9TU. Tel: 01305 765432. Fax: 01305 780194. -

USA Company contact - Noel Cherowbrier, VP International Development, Tecan,
30021 Tomas Street, Suite 300, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688, USA. Tel:
1-877-998-3226 (toll free).
Fax: 1-877-990-4700 (toll free). -

Colour separations - The cost of colour separations may be considered - contact
Jill Steer, Tecan, Tecan Way, Granby Ind. Est., Weymouth, Dorset,
DT4 9TU. Tel: 01305 765432. Fax: 01305 780194.

Press contact - If you would like this release as an e-file, or for further
details, contact Brian Butler, Butler PR, 6 Dereham Way, Poole, Dorset, BH12
1LZ. Tel/Fax: 01202 736644. .

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