July 22, 2008

MBX Systems Wins Honorable Mention Award for Manufacturer of the Year From START-IT Magazine

WAUCONDA, Ill., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- MBX Systems, a leading contract manufacturer and integrator of server appliances for OEMs and independent software vendors (ISVs), today announced its selection as runner up for the Manufacturer of the Year 2008 award in the 11th annual START-IT magazine Technology & Business Awards. The awards honor excellence throughout the manufacturing space.

MBX Systems qualified for the award after first being selected as a finalist by the START-IT magazine editorial staff. The award winners were selected based on their responses to questions regarding competitive challenges, overall impact on manufacturing, and employee commitment. One winner and one honorable mention were chosen in each of the small market, midmarket, and large market categories.

"In a time when many manufacturers are cutting jobs or moving operations overseas, MBX has been growing exponentially over the past several years," said Tom Crowley, CEO of MBX Systems. "This growth has allowed us to add jobs, upgrade our manufacturing and testing equipment, and expand our facilities here in the United States."

As a manufacturer of branded server appliances, the competitive challenges for MBX Systems come from two sides. One is cheaper producers who source lower-quality, inexpensive components and/or manufacture their products offshore. The other is name-brand server producers such as Dell, HP, and Sun Microsystems for whom appliances are not their core business, but they have the ability to build thousands of boxes for high volume users.

To find out more about the award go to the following link:

START-IT Reveals 2008 Award Winners: http://www.specialtypub.com/startit/press.asp?release_id=79


MBX Systems specializes in server appliances and customized hardware solutions for OEMs and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs). Founded in 1995, MBX is a pioneer in the appliance model. The company's branded server appliances provide better performance, reliability, and security than traditional software delivery methods. Validated by ISO 9001:2000 certification, MBX appliance support services include hardware and operating system consultation and design, engineering, custom branding, manufacturing, quality assurance, and global inventory management. For more information about MBX Systems and its products, visit http://www.mbx.com/ or call 800-560-1195.

MBX Systems

CONTACT: Liz Molli of MBX Systems, +1-847-416-4032, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.mbx.com/