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BHP Billiton Expands Hearing Protection Contract in Australia with Sonomax V3

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:57 AM on Monday, May 7th, 2012

BHP Billiton Expands Hearing Protection Contract in Australia

Sonomax Technologies Inc. (“Sonomax” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: SHH) today announced that BHP Billiton Iron Ore (BHP: NYSE), through its distributor Australasian Safety Services Inc., has agreed to protect an additional 4,000 workers in its facilities in Western Australia, a contract valued at $600,000. The product used to protect these workers will be the existing V3 ProFit version. BHP Billiton Iron Ore has the potential of an additional 8,000 workers to be protected with the new V5, currently in the final stages of development and testing.

“This breakthrough is made possible by the hard work of distribution partners like Michael Dean”

Said Michael Dean, CEO of Australasian Safety Services, “Our company has been servicing the mining industry for over 5 years now and we are finally starting to gain serious traction with this customer base who is very dedicated to health & safety. We are extremely proud to count BHP as one of our largest customers in Australia. The Sonomax product is now a proven commodity in the mining sector. This agreement is a result of extensive testing over the years. We are excited to get our hands on the V5 this fall to service this customer base of over 200,000 workers.”

“We are happy to report such an important contract to our shareholders for many reasons. Sonomax is much more than earphones. Hearing protection and the prevention of hearing loss has always been the heart of the company. There are over 100M workers around the world who are at risk and miners are at the top of that list. With a commitment to excellence from top mining companies like BHP and our new robust self-fit scalable product line, we will be able to protect a great number of these workers from losing their hearing,” said Nick Laperle, Sonomax’s CEO. “This breakthrough is made possible by the hard work of distribution partners like Michael Dean,” added Laperle.

About Sonomax Technologies Inc.

Sonomax® is a leader in the product development, research, and licensing of in-ear technologies. With more than 50 patents and trademarks worldwide, Sonomax’s pioneering innovation includes instant custom-fitting earpieces that deliver the most comfortable, protective and sound-enhancing experience in the world. Poised to become a standard for all in-ear applications, SonoFit™ offers OEM, ODM and aftermarket clients a broader range of opportunities in customized earpieces for the consumer, industrial, military and health markets. Learn more at

Corporate Website / Sonomax Hub

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