FARO Begins Operations In China

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FARO Begins Operations In ChinaFARO Technologies Inc., Lake Mary, Fla., announced that FARO
China, its direct sales, service, support and marketing headquarters in Shanghai, is expected to be
operational by September 2003. The company is currently organizing a sales representative office,
with the other departments to follow soon thereafter.”Establishing FARO China was in direct
response to the rapidly expanding manufacturing base and the growing demand for our products in
that country,” said FARO President and CEO Simon Raab. “Our immediate presence there means we can
provide faster and more focused responses for our existing customers in Asia, as well as our much
larger potential customer base in China.”Oscar Meza, director of sales, Asia-Pacific, will oversee
the operations of the new division. “China’s acceptance into the World Trade Organization was a
driving force behind our moving into China,” Meza said. “Already, we have more than 70 product
installations in some of the largest automotive and aerospace joint venture companies operating in
the country. We foresee continued manufacturing growth in China in our target sectors.”The new
office in China is in addition to FARO’s other six international sales centers around the world,
which include locations in Japan, the UK, Spain, France, Itay and its European headquarters in
Stuttgart, Germany. June 2003