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COMET appoints 3DX-RAY as UK distributor

3DX-RAY becomes largest UK distributor for COMET’s x-ray products and will provide new consultancy service to help COMET’s UK customers.

Loughborough, UK – 8th November 2011 – 3DX-RAY, the x-ray inspection specialist, has been appointed as a UK distributor for COMET Industrial X-Ray, a product area of the Modules & Components division of the COMET Group. Through this agreement 3DX-RAY is now COMET’s largest approved distributor in the UK.

3DX-RAY was chosen as it has the experience, expertise and product portfolio to offer much more than a straightforward distributor service in the UK. As well as supporting COMET’s customers in providing new products, replacements and repairs, 3DX-RAY will also offer a complete consultancy service to help organisations improve and streamline their use of x-ray technology in the security and industrial sectors.

COMET Industrial X-Ray develops and manufactures metal/ceramic x-ray sources, and the related modules, for the non-destructive examination of materials and components in the automotive, aviation pipeline and steel industries, and also for the stationary and mobile inspection of baggage and cargo at airports and borders.

“We have extensive knowledge of COMET’s x-ray products having used them ourselves for many years now,” commented Nick Fox, CTO, 3DX-RAY. “As a result we know that they produce the highest performing and highest reliability x-ray products, and we are well placed to support them in the UK and to offer additional advice to their customers. This agreement is a fantastic opportunity for 3DX-RAY to grow our business in the UK and to develop our relationship with one of our most important suppliers.”

Don Brennan, Head of Global Marketing & Sales at COMET Industrial X-ray added, “By appointing 3DX-RAY in this new role we know we are getting exceptional support for our business in the UK. They have in depth knowledge of our products, in fact they were our biggest customer in the UK last year, and of x-ray technology generally. We know that we are getting a trusted and respected partner in the UK that will be a great support to our sales effort.”

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About 3DX-RAY
3DX-RAY Ltd. provides innovative x-ray inspection equipment for the security and industrial markets. The company’s state-of-the-art image processing techniques and expert knowledge, enable it to provide customers with cost effective, optimised solutions for detecting faults, concealed features or threats. 3DX-RAY’s innovative technology has been deployed in a wide range of applications by organisations at the forefront of the security and industrial sectors.

3DX-RAY is a wholly owned subsidiary of Image Scan Holdings company plc, and represents the product-oriented, customer-facing part of the AiM-listed group first established in 1996.

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About The COMET Group
The COMET Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of systems and components for non-destructive material testing, security and plasma control processes, and since acquiring the YXLON Group has been the global market leader in nondestructive testing using X-ray technology. With core competencies in vacuum technology, high-voltage engineering and materials science and core products that include X-ray tubes and vacuum capacitors, COMET provides a comprehensive and highly flexible range of components, modules, systems and services – all from a single source.

COMET was founded in 1948 and is based in Flamatt, near Berne, in Switzerland. The COMET Group is represented in all global markets. The company has production facilities in Switzerland, Germany, Denmark and China and also sells via its own subsidiaries in the US, China and Japan. Its business areas are split between the OEM and retail divisions. COMET shares
(COTN) are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

3DX-RAY contact:
Vince Deery
+44 1509 817 400

PR contact:
Ben Smith
EML Wildfire
+44 20 8408 8000