Friday, July 20, 2007



  

Press Release

HATTELAND INCREASES CAPACITY WITH NEW LEAN PRODUCTION SYSTEM
Places focus on efficiency to complement existing manufacturing processes.


Hatteland Display, the leading marine display and panel computer manufacturer has introduced an advanced line manufacturing facility that greatly increases its production capacity at its Nedre Vats, Norway facility.

Hatteland Display was purchased by Ferd Private Equity Fund II (FPEF II) on 27th March 2007 and the company is now coming to the end of an initial ‘100 Days Process’.

The new manufacturing capacity is part of this initial consultation and is a sign of the investment that the new owners of Hatteland Display are willing to make to ensure that the company retains its position as the dominant supplier of marine displays and panel computers to systems integrators and shipyards.

“Our business is growing and we want to ensure that we have the capacity for future production needs before they arise,” says Knut Vidar Lauritsen, CEO, Hatteland Display. “The line manufacturing method enables our production engineers to be far more efficient but still ensure the quality and reliability that Hatteland products are so well known for.”

  
 

  


  Hatteland Display’s Series 1 is practically the de facto standard in displays for commercial shipping
  and Naval electronic systems. The continuing upward trend in shipbuilding and the recent launches
  of several new sophisticated product lines including the Series 2 marine displays and widescreen
  displays has resulted in steadily increasing orders. The new production capacity at Hatteland
  Display ensures that all orders can and will be fulfilled to the high standards that Hatteland
  Display customers are accustomed to.

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--- 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
Email: goetz.vogelmann@hatteland.com
www.hatteland.com

or

Saul Trewern, Technical Account Manager
Saltwater Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244
Fax: +44 (0) 1202 672221
Email: saul.trewern@saltwatercoms.com
www.saltwaterpr.com
 

For further questions, please contact our sales offices or head office: jhd-no@hatteland.com




  

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