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Info about implementation of legal requirements according REACh-Directive 1907/2006/EC (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) Dear Sir or Madam, the Schroff GmbH as manufacturer and distributor of articles in terms of REACh (design, manufacture, sales and distribution of electronic and electrical enclosures, cabinets, subrack systems, power supplies, backplanes, climate control devices, turn key solutions and other related equipment for indoor and outdoor applications) is a so called „downstream user“. As a downstream user we basically do not have any responsibilities for registration according REACh. The products you purchase from us are articles in terms of REACh and therefore do not fall under the obligation of registration. Consequently we will not pre-register any chemical substances during the period from 1 June 2008 to 31 December 2008 nor register them after this period. The manufacturers of substances supplied to us are responsible for registration of chemicals. However, as we recognise the importance of this issue for us we intensly observe the implementation of REACh and all resulting requirements. Consequently we have contacted our suppliers to inform them of this issue, their responsibilities and to ask them to communicate this information down the supply chain to the manufacturer of the chemical substances. Since 28 October 2008 the Candidate List of the ECHA has been published. This list contains 15 „substances of very high concern“, so called SVHC’s, to be put in the Annex XIV of the REACh-directive which means they are liable to registration. We as a supplier of articles have some duties to communicate information to our customers according Article 33 of the directive. According Article 33 suppliers of articles are generally obliged to communicate information to their customers unrequested about the substances and preparations mentioned in the prior paragraph as long as they appear in an article above a concentration level of 0.1% by weight. Consequently we will automatically inform you as our customer if our products supplied to you fulfill the criterias for articles mentioned in the prior paragraph. We ask for your understanding when we answer all REACh requests by this information letter. If you have further questions on the implementation of REACh in our company please contact our REACh contact person Mr Peter Altherr (

This information is only applicable for the location:

Name: Position: City:

Peter B. Dessing President Straubenhardt

Amtsgericht Mannheim, HRB 503549 Geschäftsführer: Peter B. Dessing, Walter Kritikos Werksanschrift: Feldrennach, Langenalber Str. 96-100, D – 75334 Straubenhardt

Schroff GmbH Langenalber Str. 96-100 D-75334 Straubenhardt Germany

i.V. Dieter Wufka Vice President Quality/Environment Date: 11.11.2008

Rev.00 2008-11-11