Westwind News


New Westwind Authorised Service Centre in U.S.

POOLE , UK, 19 April 2006 – Westwind Air Bearings is pleased to announce the appointment of Advanced Dependable Solutions (ADS) as Westwind’s new authorised service centre for the U.S.

ADS is authorised to repair all Westwind PCB spindles, and offer genuine consumable parts to the market place. Having been fully trained to Westwind’s high standards, ADS is well placed to provide spindle service to the same exacting standards required by Westwind. Every spindle repair will be tested in accordance with Westwind procedures, using genuine parts and test equipment.

Contact details are as follows:

Advanced Dependable Solutions (ADS)
1380B Main Street
Waltham , MA 02451
USA
Tel: +1 (781) 899 3800
Fax: +1 (781) 899 3805
Email: hectorj@ads-technology.com

Steve Ratcliffe, Sales & Marketing Director, Westwind Air Bearings, said: "Westwind spindles perform an important function in the drilling process and can directly contribute to higher productivity rates when correctly maintained. Having spindles repaired by genuine service centres, which use original parts and test spindles correctly, is essential. ADS are very well placed to offer the highest levels of service demanded and we are pleased to announce their appointment as Westwind’s only official repair centre for North America."

Westwind Air Bearings, a division of GSI Group, is universally recognised as a world leader in the design and manufacture of air bearing spindle systems, with offices in the UK, People’s Republic of China, Japan and Taiwan. GSI Group Inc. develops and delivers the enabling technology solutions that bring advanced manufacturing applications to life. Our leading brands include precision motion products, lasers, and laser systems, and are used to increase efficiency and productivity in the global medical, semiconductor, electronics, and industrial markets. The company’s common shares are listed on Nasdaq (GSIG). For more information, please visit www.westwind-airbearings.com.


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For further information contact:

Hector Jimenez
President
Advanced Dependable Solutons (ADS)
1380B Main Street
Waltham, MA 02451
USA
Tel: +1 (781) 899 3800
Fax: +1 (781) 899 3805
Email: hectorj@ads-technology.com

Steve Ratcliffe
Sales & Marketing Director
Westwind Air Bearings
39 Manning Road
Billerica, MA 01821
USA
Tel: +1 (978) 439 5511, ext. 6183
Fax: +1 (978) 262 0039
Email: sratcliffe@gsig.com