Cogiscan and Gedden join together to conceive a world class solution for the electronic components life cycle management



    MONTREAL, June 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Gedden inc., leader in the development
of solutions dedicated to the management and tracking of dangerous goods and
hazardous waste, and Cogiscan inc., internationally recognized for its
tracking innovative solutions for electronic components on the assembly lines
join their expertise to conceive a world class solution dedicated to the
control of electronic products life cycle and their disposal.
    According to the UNEP (United Nations Environment Program), between 20
and 50 million of metric tons of electronic waste containing lead, cadmium,
mercury and other dangerous materials are produced annually throughout the
world, as result of the increasing demand for computers, cellular phones,
televisions and other electronic goods.
    'Our work with the UNEP enabled us to seize the environmental and
economic issues related to the proliferation of electronic waste. Because of
our expertise, our hazardous waste management solutions and our association
with Cogiscan, which offers tracking solutions for electronic components to
some of the most important Asian manufacturers, we believe we can rapidly
offer a unique solution to this ever growing international market' underlined
Martin Clermont, president of Gedden.
    At the time of the conference of Nairobi in December 2006, the
government's members of the Secretariat of the Basel Convention on the control
on the hazardous waste transboundary movements have agreed to accelerate their
efforts to reduce the risks posed by the dramatic growth of electronic waste
to human health and the environment.
    'This association is a première in Canada and possibly in the world. Our
positioning around the world's producers of electronic components, our
expertise, our products and our production process control combined with the
Gedden's expertise in regards to the tracking of hazardous waste and dangerous
goods, enable us to foresee the development of an integrated solution for the
electronic components products life cycle that will meet the manufacturers
needs as well as the control organisms expectations' mentioned Mr. François
Monette of Cogiscan. 'We undertake this partnership, which should bear fruits
before long, with lots of enthusiasm', he added.

    About Gedden inc.

    Since 1997, Gedden conceives and spread out, by exploiting its main SIG
technology, its suite of applications 'Sustainable Community', encouraging
sustainable development and public safety. Gedden allows companies,
organizations and communities a better used of their raw materials, goods and
waste, hazardous or not, in the respect of a sustainable development and in
accordance with the multiple North American jurisdictions. Gedden solutions
are used be major international companies.
    For more information, please visit www.gedden.com

    About Cogiscan inc.

    Cogiscan is a Canadian company that offers material and software tools to
track electronic components installed on the electric circuits supply chain.
Cogiscan is an international leader in Material Control since many years. Its
technological expertise is recognized by the world-wide electronic
manufacturing industry.
    For more information, please visit www.cogiscan.com




For further information:

For further information: Martin Clermont, Gedden inc.,
martin@gedden.com, (514) 990-2124 ext. 1; François Monette, Cogiscan inc.,
fmonette@cogiscan.com, (450) 534-2644

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