Sun Hydraulics Corporation Announces Start-up of Marketing and Technical Support Company in France

SARASOTA, Fla., Apr 10, 2003 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ --

Sun Hydraulics Corporation (Nasdaq: SNHY) today announced that it is forming a marketing and technical support company in France. The new company will be located in Bordeaux.

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Commenting on the new company, Sun Hydraulics President Allen Carlson said, "France represents a major market for hydraulic products. This marketing and technical support operation will enhance our position in the French market, support distribution and develop long-term relationships with existing and new customers."

In 2002, 27% of Sun Hydraulics' consolidated sales were realized in the European market. The new French company strengthens Sun Hydraulics' European presence, adding to the existing operations in Coventry, England and Erkelenz, Germany.

Sun Hydraulics Corporation is a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves and manifolds for worldwide industrial and mobile markets. For more information about Sun, please visit our website at

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