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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (30 October) – As time goes by without a viable solution or a prospective buyer for Sturmey-Archer Ltd, the situation for the Amsterdam sales office of the British supplier becomes more awkward every day. Sturmey-Archer Europe employs a seven people staff. According to managing director Alan Clarke Sturmey-Archer Europe operates independently of the […]

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (30 October) – As time goes by without a viable solution or a prospective buyer for Sturmey-Archer Ltd, the situation for the Amsterdam sales office of the British supplier becomes more awkward every day.

Sturmey-Archer Europe employs a seven people staff. According to managing director Alan Clarke Sturmey-Archer Europe operates independently of the Sturmey-Archer Ltd. mother company and because the two are financially separate, the liquidation has no direct consequences. When the troubles arose last September, Sturmey-Archer Europe could continue to provide hubs and parts to its OEM customers from stock. This situation is changing, Clark says. “We are in the stage where delivery of complete hubs becomes troublesome. For service parts, there is no problem whatsoever, because we have ample stock. And we don’t get any more complete hubs from England. Over there, the people are searching for any complete hubs which may still be in the removals to the new premises. The liquidation of our mother company couldn’t have come on a worse moment: just when you are in the process of removing a complete factory. That’s why we had a three-month supply stock at hand. Because of the layoffs, the remaining staff doesn’t know exactly where exactly to look for the stocks and things they need first.” (JO)

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