SHINANO KENSHI CORPORATION (SKC)
AWARDED LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTRACT FOR
MANUFACTURE OF DIGITAL TALKING BOOK PLAYERS
Initial order, valued at $35M, placed for the production of 223,837 digital talking book players on behalf of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). The first players will be manufactured in late 2008.
Los Angeles, CA – August 19th, 2008 – Shinano Kenshi Co. Ltd (Japan) and Shinano Kenshi Corporation-Plextor LLC (SKC-North America), have announced that they have been awarded a Library of Congress contract for the manufacture of standard and advanced digital talking book players for and on behalf of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) and some 700,000 of its patrons. The contract’s base period is for three years with a unilateral government option of an additional four years. The first delivery order, valued at $35 million has been placed for the initial production of 223,837 players. The first players will be manufactured for the NLS in late 2008.
“Shinano Kenshi Corporation and our parent company are pleased to have been awarded this contract from the Library of Congress on behalf of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS),” said Rex Bergsma, President, Shinano Kenshi Corporation-North America. “Shinano has long-held a passion for creating and/or manufacturing products that better our lives. We are amazed and impressed by the NLS and the commitment they are making towards improving the quality of life, independence and self-reliance for so many people.”
Players will be manufactured in Japan at the Plextor (PLEXTALK) factories and will be assembled in accordance with the quality and standards as specified by the NLS.
Shinano Kenshi Co., Shinano Kenshi Corporation, Plextor ™ & PLEXTALK™.
Shinano Kenshi Co. Ltd., is responsible for the development and manufacture of digital talking book players and other products sold under the brand names of Plextor™ and PLEXTALK™. Shinano and PLEXTALK products are created to improve the quality of life, self-reliance and independence of their users. Shinano Kenshi Corporation is the North American subsidiary of Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd.
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For more information contact:
Rex Bergsma, President
Shinano Kenshi Corp-Plextor LLC
SHINANO KENSHI CORP
6065 Bristol Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230