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CTS Awarded Production Program for New Position Sensor

February 3, 2009

The noncontact rotary position sensor will be used in the diesel engines of commercial heavy-duty trucks. Total sales from the awards in North American markets are expected to approach $8 million over the initial five years of the program.


ELKHART, IN /BUSINESS WIRE/ -- CTS Corp. announced that CTS Automotive Products was awarded a production program for its new noncontacting rotary position sensor to be used on exhaust gas recirculation valve systems for diesel engines in North American commercial heavy-duty truck markets.

The sensors incorporate new technology in a leak-proof design, with features designed specifically for high-temperature and extremely harsh environment applications. The sensors are being built in one of CTS' state-of-the-art facilities in North America. Total sales from these awards are expected to reach approximately $8 million over the initial five years of the program, with production beginning this year.

"This award is yet another indication that our strategy to diversify our markets with new customers and new applications for our technology is working. Other recent examples of this strategy include the mini-joystick for new cell phone gaming applications and a new two-piece linear position sensor for turbocharger applications in European light vehicle markets," stated Vinod M. Khilnani, CTS President and Chief Executive Officer.

For more information on CTS sensors, please contact Will Mitchell at 574-389-2852.

About CTS Automotive Products
CTS Automotive Products is a global leader in the design, test, and manufacture of automotive sensors, accelerator pedal modules, actuators, and subsystems. Recognized for its customer responsiveness and expertise in high-volume automotive packaging, CTS Automotive Products is focused on delivering value-added products and services to its expanding worldwide customer base. The company manufactures automotive and related products in Elkhart, IN; Toronto, Canada; Glasgow, Scotland; Ostrava, Czech Republic; Matamoros, Mexico; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Zhongshan, China.

About CTS
CTS Corp. is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors and a provider of electronics manufacturing services to OEMs in the automotive, computer, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, and industrial markets. CTS manufactures products in North America, Europe, and Asia.


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