Ichikoh to Produce Exterior Mirrors for Future GM SUVs

  NOVI, Mich., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Ichikoh Manufacturing, Inc., a global
leader in exterior mirrors, has been awarded the contract to supply exterior
mirrors for the next generation of GM full size sport utility vehicles.  This
includes the Cadillac Escalade; Chevrolet Suburban, Avalanche and Tahoe; and
the GMC Yukon and Denali models. 
The contract was announced today by Anthony J. Martinico, Ichikoh's vice
president sales/marketing.  "We are extremely pleased with this contract,
which represents a continuation of Ichikoh's current contract portion for the
full size pick up truck and sport utility vehicles.  We are confident that GM
will be pleased by the high quality, engineering, and technology of our
The mirrors range from manual fold, electrically operated units to
sophisticated power fold units with a puddle lamp, turn signal, self-dimming
feature, defrost capability and memory setting control. 
Ichikoh will supply GM with mirrors from its Shelbyville, Ky. facility. 
In addition to the current full size truck and SUV, Ichikoh presently
supplies mirrors to GM's Oldsmobile Alero, Pontiac Grand Am, Chevrolet Malibu,
Chevrolet S10, and GMC Sonoma truck. 
Founded in 1903, Ichikoh has a rich history of innovation in the
automotive mirror industry.  In 1953, Ichikoh introduced exterior mirrors for
Japanese cars.  Since then, the company has introduced remote control mirrors,
foldaway/breakaway mirrors and flag mounted mirrors.  Ichikoh was the first
manufacturer to offer electric power mirrors, power foldaway mirrors and
glare-proof LCD mirrors.  Ichikoh Manufacturing, Inc. sales, engineering and
R&D are headquartered in Novi, Mich.; its manufacturing facility is in
Shelbyville, Ky.

SOURCE  Ichikoh Manufacturing, Inc. 
-0-                             04/07/2003 
/CONTACT:  Anthony Martinico of Ichikoh Manufacturing, Inc.,
CO:  Ichikoh Manufacturing, Inc.
ST:  Michigan, Kentucky
-0- Apr/07/2003 14:00 GMT
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