Friday, July 13, 2007


Press Release

New appointments as orders and production continue to increase.

  Hatteland Display has appointed Thor Ostrem as Quality Manager at its production facility
  in Nedre Vats, Norway. At the same time, Bente Blikra joins the Quality Control Department
  as Quality Assistant.

  Following the launch of several new product lines over the previous 12 months, production
  at the leading marine display and panel computer manufacturer’s plant has risen and Hatteland
  Display is committed to ensuring the continuing high quality of every single product that leaves
  the factory.

 “We have extremely stringent quality standards that we are committed to retaining as production
  and R&D expands at our manufacturing facility,”
comments Knut Vidar Lauritsen, CEO, Hatteland

Thor Ostrem and Bente Blikra.

“Hatteland Display is renowned for the reliability of its products so we are keen to invest in this area to ensure our customers can build their
systems with complete confidence in the quality of the displays and panel computers we supply.” says Knut Vidar.

Thor, 50, previously headed the aircraft maintenance department at Wideroe Flyveselskap AS, a Norwegian airline company: “There is a
strong quality ethic at Hatteland Display, with every employee ensuring that high-standards are maintained at all stages of production,”
  says Thor.

“I am looking forward to working with such a committed team and helping the company to grow with efficiency and superlative standards in
design, manufacturing, logistics and operations.”


--- About Hatteland Display ---
Hatteland Display manufactures high quality marine monitors and computers. Its products are used by system integrators and can be found on
all vessel types, all over the world. The company prides itself on quality, and boasts multiple Type Approvals across al of its products.
Hatteland Display was purchased by Ferd Private Equity Fund II on 27 March 2007.

Media enquiries:

Götz Vogelmann, Marketing Director
Hatteland Display
Tel: +49 (0) 6102 370 954 (Frankfurt, Germany)
Fax: +49 (0) 6102 370 968


Saul Trewern, Technical Account Manager
Saltwater Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244
Fax: +44 (0) 1202 672221

For further questions, please contact our sales offices or head office:


Jakob Hatteland Display AS
Åmsosen, N-5578 Nedre Vats, Norway
Tel: +47 5276 3700, Fax: +47 5276 5444 (Head Office)