Carmanah’s ISO Certification Renewed By KPMG

October 31, 2001
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Vancouver, British Columbia – April 26, 2002 – Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH – TSX Venture Exchange) is pleased to announce that the company has successfully passed the KPMG semi-annual audit for renewal of its certification as an ISO 9001:1994.

During the Periodic Assessment, the KPMG assessor did not identify any major non-conformances, indicating that the quality management system at Carmanah continues to operate effectively. The company is also in an ideal position to implement the updated ISO 9001:2000 standards, which features additional customer-focused criteria. Mr. Chuck Francis, Carmanah’s COO, states “During our audit, we asked KPMG to also perform a preliminary review of our current management systems with reference to the ISO 9001:2000 standards. It was KPMG’s perspective that Carmanah will be ready to officially update its certification during the next assessment, currently scheduled for October of 2002.”

About ISO 9001 Certification

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is a worldwide federation of national standards bodies from some 140 countries. ISO is a non-governmental organization established in 1947. The mission of ISO is to promote the development of standardization and related activities in the world with a view to facilitating the international exchange of goods and services, and to developing cooperation in the spheres of intellectual, scientific, technological and economic activity.

About Carmanah Technologies Inc.

Carmanah specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of patented, proprietary solar-powered LED lighting solutions for marine, roadway and railway markets. Established in 1996 and headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, the company currently has distributors in over 80 countries worldwide and approximately 32,000 lights installed to-date. The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation (parent company) are publicly traded on the Canadian Venture Exchange under the symbol “CMH”. For further information on the company’s products and services visit

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On Behalf of the Board of Directors,

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

“Praveen Varshney”

Praveen Varshney


For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations:

Mr. Praveen Varshney, Director

or Mr. Aly Mawji, Corporate Communications

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

1304-925 West Georgia Street

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada  V6C 3L2

Telephone: (604) 629-0264

Toll-Free: 1-866-629-0264


Media Relations:

Mr. David Davies

Harbourwerks Communications

Telephone: (250) 382-4332