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Integration Technology

British ultra-violet (UV) curing systems developer Integration Technology Ltd (ITL) is to enter into a strategic alliance with Germany's IST METZ GmbH of Nürtingen near Stuttgart, a worldwide market leader in UV technology and supplier of high-quality UV systems for a variety of applications.

The alliance is to be announced on the occasion of IST METZ's "UV DAYS 2011" (from 16th to 19th May) where both companies will appear together for the first time.

Upper Heyford, Oxford-based ITL was established in 2000 and is global market leader in the sale of UV lamp units for the ink jet printing sector with an annual turnover of over six million Euros.

"As our product ranges in UV and LED complement each other perfectly, our customers now have available a complete spectrum of UV solutions for the printing industry and other industrial applications," explained Dirk Jägers, managing director of IST METZ.

Adrian Lockwood, managing director and CEO of ITL, added: "As a result of the planned co-operation in marketing, sales and development, both our companies can combine their resources and at the same time increase their presence”.