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arvato Entertainment Buys Singulus Blu-ray Replication Lines

Singulus Technologies announced that it has sold additional BLULINE II prerecorded Blu-ray Disc (BD-ROM) replication systems to arvato Entertainment.

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arvato Entertainment orders several Blu-ray Production Machines From SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES

Kahl am Main, August 19, 2013 – arvato Entertainment, Gütersloh, once again selects equipment of the BLULINE II series by SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES (SINGULUS) to expand its Blu-ray Disc production in Germany, Ireland and the US. The leading provider in the Optical Disc segment continues to invest into the production of Blu-ray Discs.

SINGULUS is the global market leader with its BLULINE II replication system. SINGULUS’ BLULINE II was developed for an economic production of Blu-ray Discs. With its high production capacity the manufacturing machine sets global benchmarks for the production of Blu-ray Discs. “The quality and reliability of SINGULUS’ BLULINE II machines was the basis for this decision”, comments Dr. Hans-Peter Hülskötter, CEO arvato Entertainment.

Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chief Executive Officer of the SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG, adds: “We are pleased about this decision and believe that we will provide arvato Entertainment a future-proof investment with our machines”.

Profile arvato Entertainment:
arvato Entertainment offers its business partners in the Games, Video, Audio, Sport and TV/Broadcast industries a wide range of services and solutions. Its European presence covers six countries. More than 1,500 employees in Europe provide the highest standards of service to their customers, and have been doing so for more than 50 years.

arvato Entertainment is a market leader in integrated solutions across the entire value chain, from replication and e-commerce to Fulfillment, Distribution/Supply Chain Management and Electronic Content Distribution. All these processes are supported by innovative end-to-end IT systems. arvato Entertainment is part of arvato AG, a leading internationally networked provider of outsourced services.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES develops innovative technologies for efficient production processes, which only make use of resources conservatively. New production technology combined with sustainable processes and the use of novel materials can decouple the use of resources from economic growth in the long-term. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES’ innovative power and competitiveness are strengthened by these new technologic developments.

With its Optical Disc segment SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is the market leader for CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc production equipment. As the only engineering company worldwide SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES today already provides the machine technology for three-layer Blu-ray Discs with a storage volume of about 100 GB.

In the Solar division SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is a recognized supplier for new machines concepts and production processes for crystalline and thin-film solar cells, which increase the efficiency of solar cells and reduce their production costs. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES establishes itself as a development partner and machine supplier for technologies enabling a sustainable energy provision on the basis of renewable energies.

In the Semiconductor segment SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES focuses its activities on the vacuum coating of wafers with ultra-thin layers for the production of MRAM memory, thin-film write/read heads and other semiconductor applications.

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES continues to expand its know-how in vacuum coating, the automation and process technology as well as the integration of manufacturing lines in order to develop new work areas. To strengthen the existing business activities SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is currently reviewing concrete acquisition opportunities. New application areas for vacuum deposition technology are the focus of the further development.