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Kensington® and Lenovo Continue Strategic Alliance for Innovation in Notebook Security and Accessories

 

5/18/2005

Companies Focused on Customer Satisfaction through Innovation

Kensington Technology Group, a leading maker of accessories that enhance the lifestyle of the Digitally Active™ consumer, proudly announced today its continuing partnership and alliance with the newly formed Lenovo Group, the leading personal computer brand in China and across Asia. The new Lenovo Company is comprised of IBM's PC Division and the Lenovo Group Limited. The merger of the two companies was formally announced on May 1, 2005.

"Kensington Technology Group has been a proud partner of Lenovo since 2004 and we look forward to the next chapter of an exciting and successful future together," said Mark Schuster, Senior Director of Sales from Kensington. "Both Kensington and Lenovo will continue to share the same passion for innovation and creating easy-to-use products for the consumer. Combining those traits along with the formation of the new company, will lead to our continuing efforts to develop products that provide real benefit to both businesses and consumers."

Kensington's current partnership with Lenovo's Branded Options team in Raleigh, North Carolina, while only a year old, has already led to successful product developments for the consumer technology user. Beginning with the co-branding of the hugely popular Microsaver Notebook Lock. Kensington and Lenovo's Branded Options team will continue to work together on developing and bringing to market the best of laptop security and laptop accessories that their customers value so highly, while maintaining the excellent service and support that each company is known for. Additionally Kensington's partnership with the newly formed Lenovo Group allows both companies to build upon each other's well-known brand names, deep product line offerings and leading R&D capabilities.

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About Kensington

Kensington is a leading provider of desktop and mobile device accessories, trusted by IT, educators, business and home office professionals around the world for nearly 35 years. Kensington products empower people to dynamically interact with content, creating a better working experience for productive performance. In both office and mobile environments, Kensington’s extensive portfolio of award-winning products provides trusted security, desktop productivity innovations, and ergonomic well-being. Our core competencies in engineering, industrial design, product quality and responsive customer support make Kensington The Professionals’ Choice™. Kensington is the inventor and worldwide leader in laptop security locks, the acknowledged leader of Trackball innovation and offers a broad range of premium-branded desktop productivity solutions. 

Headquartered in San Mateo, California, Kensington operates as the technology division of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ACCO), one of the world’s largest designers, marketers and manufacturers of branded business, academic and consumer products, sold in more than 100 countries across the globe. For more information, visit http://www.kensington.com/ or call Kensington toll-free at 1-800-235-6708.