CTS Awarded New Automotive Sensor Production Programs
CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) today announced that CTS Automotive Products
has been awarded three new production programs to supply sensors for a
North American active manifold application and for two turbocharger
CTS Corporation (NYSE: CTS) today announced that CTS Automotive Products has been awarded three new production programs to supply sensors for a North American active manifold application and for two turbocharger applications. Total expected revenues from these sensor awards are approximately $15 million. These business wins are a direct result of CTS’ successful initiative to develop and launch a series of new products in its sensor product line. CTS will supply active manifold sensors to a major Tier 1 supplier for light-truck and sports car applications in North America. These sensors help control air intake on engines, resulting in improved performance and lower emissions. First deliveries are expected in mid-2014, with anticipated revenues of approximately $8 million over the five-year program life. CTS will also supply turbocharger sensors to a global turbocharger manufacturer for two new passenger car and light commercial vehicle applications in Europe. These sensors help the turbocharger systems boost engine power and improve fuel economy. Expected revenues from these programs are approximately $7 million over their five-year life, with first deliveries in 2014. For more information on CTS’ sensor products, please contact Doug Grover at 574-389-2853. 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 sensor and actuator products in Elkhart, Indiana; Toronto, Canada; Glasgow, Scotland; Ostrava, Czech Republic; Matamoros, Mexico; Kaohsiung, Taiwan; and Zhongshan, China. About CTS CTS is a leading designer and manufacturer of electronic components and sensors and a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) to OEMs in the automotive, communications, medical, defense and aerospace, industrial and computer markets. CTS manufactures products in North America, Europe and Asia. CTS' stock is traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol "CTS.” To find out more, visit the CTS Web site at www.ctscorp.com. Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains statements that are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, any financial or other guidance, statements that reflect our current expectations concerning future results and events and any other statements that are not based solely on historical fact. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof and are based on various assumptions as to future events, the occurrence of which necessarily are subject to uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are made subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, which could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those presented in the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation: changes in the economy generally and in respect to the businesses in which CTS operates; unanticipated issues in integrating acquisitions; rapid technological change; general market conditions in the automotive, communications and computer industries, as well as conditions in the industrial, defense and aerospace and medical markets; reliance on key customers; unanticipated natural or other events such as the Japan earthquake and floods in Thailand; the ability to protect our intellectual property; pricing pressures and demand for our products; and risks associated with our international operations, including trade and tariff barriers, exchange rates and political and geographical risks. For more detailed information on the risks and uncertainties associated with CTS’ business, see the reports CTS files with the Securities and Exchange Commission available at http://www.ctscorp.com/investor_relations/investor.htm. CTS undertakes no obligation to publicly update its forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events or circumstances that arise after the date hereof, including market or industry changes.