Mikron Technology Group Chooses Verizon Business For Global Communications Network

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. -- Mikron Technology Group, one of the world's leading providers of customer-specific manufacturing and assembly systems, has chosen Verizon Business to implement and manage a new communications network to link Mikron's offices in Europe, North America and Asia.

The Verizon Private IP network will enable Mikron to securely and efficiently exchange data and information across its global locations and also provides a flexible platform to support the company's future communications needs.

Mikron Technology Group has 1,000 employees in Switzerland, Germany, Japan and the United States.  And the high-quality service Mikron provides to its global customer base is a key aspect of the company's growth strategy. Therefore, a secure, reliable network infrastructure to support efficient internal and external communications is a prerequisite for the company's continued global success.

Mikron chose Verizon Business after a thorough evaluation of available solutions.

"Verizon Business was able to offer excellent cost efficiencies and performance benefits, combined with an understanding and ability to adapt to our specific needs," said Daniel Landolt, head of corporate IT, Mikron Technology Group. "In addition, by effectively outsourcing the management of our network to Verizon Business, we are able to focus on our own core business, rather than the day-to-day handling of network issues. This means we are able to focus all our efforts on our own customers' needs, while Verizon Business looks after the infrastructure behind the scenes."

Roman Hohl, country manager for Verizon Business Switzerland, said, "Centralizing and facilitating Mikron's business communications will directly enhance and support the company's worldwide growth strategy. Mikron's business has grown, thanks to its excellent customer-focused service, and effective communications is key in supporting this."

About Mikron Technology Group
Mikron Technology Group develops and builds production solutions for companies that specialize in high-volume manufacturing. Mikron ranks as one of the world's leading providers of customer-specific manufacturing and assembly systems. Thanks to its long-standing experience in this field, Mikron can satisfy the highest standards of precision in a cost-effective manner. The Group's key customers include companies from the automotive, medical technology and writing instrument industries. In addition, Mikron also serves numerous industrial production companies in other segments. For more information, visit www.mikron.com.

About Verizon Business
Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), is a leading provider of advanced communications and information technology (IT) solutions to large business and government customers worldwide.  Combining unsurpassed global network reach with advanced communications, security and other professional service capabilities, Verizon Business delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com