POMONA, CA, March 11, 1997 -- Everett Charles Technologies (ECT), a leading manufacturer of bare and loaded PCB test fixtures, pogo contacts, and bare board automated test equipment (ATE), announces the addition of Luther & Maelzer GmbH (Wunstorf, Germany) to its recently formed "Partnership In Test" which also includes Bath Scientific Ltd. (Melksham, UK). Established in 1972, Luther & Maelzer specializes in high volume, bare board ATE.

"Luther & Maelzer broadens our range of bare board test products, and strengthens our leadership position in the ATE marketplace," noted Dave Van Loan, President and CEO of ECT. This expanded "Partnership In Test" joins three of the industry's leading test equipment companies, and supports ECT's synergistic approach to developing advanced technology test solutions.

Falko de Gruyter, Managing Director of Luther & Maelzer GmbH since 1993, will continue in the same capacity. Martin Maelzer, founder of Luther & Maelzer, will remain active in the business and assist in product development and the future business direction. Luther & Maelzer will continue to develop and expand its specialized product line within the partnership, while supplementing the full spectrum of partnership products to the worldwide market.

"Our combined engineering and financial resources will enable us to bring new technologies to the marketplace sooner," Van Loan said. "And, because of each of the companies' unique strengths, we are now able to offer a turnkey test solution. We can provide modular components to customize a test floor for the customer's specific requirements, from prototype to high volume, high technology testing."

For more information regarding Luther & Maelzer, BSL, or ECT products and worldwide support services, contact Kathy Tilley, Product Marketing Specialist, Everett Charles Technologies, 700 E. Harrison Ave., Pomona, CA, 91767. Telephone (909) 625-9332, FAX (909) 625-9395, or reach us on the Internet at




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