Virtek awarded $1.3 million contract by world-leading aircraft manufacturer

    WATERLOO, ON, June 9 /CNW/ - Virtek Vision International Inc (TSX: VRK),
a leading developer and provider of high value industrial laser solutions,
today announced that the Company has been awarded a $1.3 million contract to
supply LaserEdge(R) templating systems to a large U.S. aircraft manufacturer.
    Virtek's aerospace products are used in the manufacture of carbon
graphite fibre parts for aircraft. These parts replace metal ones, resulting
in lighter, more fuel efficient aircraft. Other applications for the advanced
technology include paint templating, wire harness and aircraft assembly.
    "The new generation of airplanes that we are helping to build will employ
a higher percentage of composites than earlier commercial aircraft," says
Stephen J. Sorocky, Virtek's President and Chief Executive Officer. "The order
we announced today reflects the confidence of a premier global aircraft
manufacturer. Many of its subcontractors have also chosen Virtek technology to
drive their composite and other assembly processes. Virtek's selection
underscores the LaserEdge(R) system's outstanding quality and track record. As
well, it highlights our customer service excellence. This large order has
already been delivered on time to the customer, bringing the total number of
Virtek aerospace systems installed during our fiscal 2009 first quarter to
    Virtek's aerospace products set the industry standard for performance and
reliability and can improve quality, reduce costs and boost throughput more
than 100%.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This news release may contain information and statements of a
forward-looking nature concerning the future performance of the Company. Any
such forward-looking statements are based on current suppositions and
expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. These
include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions on
the customers and markets that we serve, the impact of price pressures exerted
by competitors, changes that may take place in our costs and expenditures, the
results of our research and development programs, and other factors discussed
in our Management Discussion and Analysis and other regulatory filings. Virtek
assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update
the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the
forward-looking statements.

    About Virtek

    Virtek Vision International Inc. is a leading developer and provider of
high-value industrial laser solutions, providing marking and engraving
products, templating, and inspection products to customers around the world.
Virtek is a full-service provider, offering research and development,
manufacturing, integration, training, after-sales support, and installation
for customers in the aerospace, prefabricated construction, transportation,
metalworking, tool and die, and mold-making industries worldwide.
    Based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Virtek also has offices in Boston,
Massachusetts, United States; Ludenscheid and Nurnberg, Germany; and Busto
Arsizio, Italy.

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For further information:

For further information: about Virtek Vision International 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:; Jo Mira Clodman, Partner, Tel: (416) 787-3773,
Clodman Hecht Communications Inc., E-mail:

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