LaserQC Enters into Global Distribution Agreement with Amada America, Inc.

    WATERLOO, ON, July 16 /CNW/ - Virtek Vision International Inc. (TSX:VRK)
("Virtek" or the "Company"), a leading provider of high value industrial laser
solutions, today announced the appointment of Amada America, Inc., a
subsidiary of the Amada Co., Ltd. of Kanagawa, Japan, as a non-exclusive
worldwide distributor of Virtek's LaserQC under the FabriVISION Laser Product
brand. The agreement is effective from February 1, 2008 to January 31, 2010,
with an additional three year extension at Amada's option.
    "This agreement with Amada America supersedes our prior agreement, which
was based on North American supply only, and underscores the strong
relationship we have built with an important distributor. We are already
generating revenue as a result of the new agreement, earning $0.6 million in
the current fiscal year to date," said Virtek President and Chief Executive
Officer Stephen J. Sorocky. "LaserQC was launched in 1998 and we now have more
than 500 systems installed worldwide. The Amada agreement confirms that our
product has become the industry standard in two-dimensional laser inspection
technology used by the metal fabrication industry to improve quality control
and reduce waste."

    About Amada America, Inc.

    Amada America, Inc. sells a full line of precision, sheet metal
fabricating equipment including CNC turret punch presses, lasers, press
brakes, shears, flexible manufacturing systems and software. Its Solution
Centers feature permanent exhibits where users interact and discuss
manufacturing trends, new applications and cutting-edge technologies. In
addition to demonstrations, seminars on leading-edge topics are presented by
industry leaders. Some 2,000 customers visit Amada America's facilities
annually. The company was established in Seattle, Washington in 1971 and has
been located in California since 1973. Its headquarters are located in Buena
Park, California. Amada's territory consists of six regions, servicing all
50 U.S. states, in addition to Mexico, Central America, Venezuela, Colombia
and the Caribbean.

    About Virtek Vision International Inc.

    Virtek Vision International Inc. is a leading provider of high value
industrial laser solutions focused on the needs of the global manufacturing
sector, providing templating, inspection, marking and engraving products.
Virtek serves customers in the prefabricated construction, transportation,
metalworking, tool and die and mold making industries worldwide. Virtek is a
full service provider, with services including manufacturing, development,
integration, training, after sales support and installation. The Company
delivers high value to its customers, including feature-rich systems with a
quick payback, productivity enhancements and total turnkey solutions. The
majority of Virtek's sales are in the United States and Europe. Virtek
maintains offices in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; Boston, Massachusetts, United
States; Ludenscheid and Nurnberg, Germany; and Busto Arsizio, Italy. Please
visit for more information.

    Forward-looking Statements

    Except for historical information provided herein, this press release may
contain information and statements of a forward-looking nature concerning the
future performance of the Company. These statements are based on suppositions
and uncertainties as well as on management's best possible evaluation of
future events. Such factors may include, without excluding other
considerations, fluctuations in quarterly results, evolution in customer
demand for the Company's products and services, the impact of price pressures
exerted by competitors, and general market trends or economic changes. As a
result, readers are advised that actual results may differ from expected

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For further information: about Virtek Vision International Inc. please
visit or contact: Peter Monsberger, VP Finance and CFO, Tel:
(519) 746-7190, Fax: (519) 746-3383, e-mail:;
Stephen J. Sorocky, President and CEO, Tel. (519) 746-7190, Fax. (519)
746-3383, e-mail:; Investor Relations Contact: Jo
Mira Clodman, Clodman Hecht Communications Inc., (416) 787-3773, e-mail:

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