Cognex Expands Investment in Japan

Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ: CGNX) has announced the opening of a new office in Toyota City, Japan.

The new office, which opened on March 3, will provide a local base for serving Toyota City and the surrounding Tokai region, which are centers for automotive manufacturing and factory automation in Japan.

This new facility gives Cognex a strong presence right in the heart of one of Japans busiest manufacturing regions, said Dr. Robert J. Shillman, Cognex Chairman and CEO. Our presence in Toyota City will enable Cognex to expand our business on the factory floors of major manufacturers in Japan by providing more responsive support, and also by strengthening our ties with regional sales partners.

The Toyota City office will enhance convenience and save time for customers working with Cognex by providing a support center close to their offices and factories. The new Cognex office will be staffed by sales and support engineers and by training specialists, and will include state-of-the-art demonstration and training rooms where potential customers can experience Cognexs advanced technology in action and attend classes to learn how to apply Cognex products in their manufacturing operations.

Office Information:

Cognex K.K. Toyota City

Nihon Seimei-Toyota Building, 3F, 8-137,

Yamanote, Toyota-shi Aichi-ken 471-0833 Japan.

Telephone: 81-565-26-7155 Fax: 81-565-26-7177.

About Cognex

Cognex Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets machine vision sensors and systems, or devices that can "see." Cognex vision sensors are used in factories around the world to automate the manufacture of a wide range of items and to assure their quality. Cognex is the world's leader in the machine vision industry, having shipped more than 400,000 machine vision systems, representing over $2 billion in cumulative revenue, since the company's founding in 1981. In addition it its corporate headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, Cognex also has regional offices and distributors located throughout North America, Japan, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Visit Cognex on-line at http://www.cognex.com.

Contacts:

Cognex Corporation
Robin Pratt, 508-650-3385
Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications
robin.pratt@cognex.com

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