RICHMOND, BC, Jan. 8 /CNW/ - Ascalade Communications Inc. ("Ascalade" or
"the company") (TSX: ACG) announced today that it has completed the
construction of its US $17 million manufacturing facility in Qingyuan, China
and concluded the transition from its previously leased facility in Dongguan,
Ascalade's new manufacturing facility offers more than 500,000 square
feet, and the ability to house 4,000 employees. In addition, Ascalade's new
factory provides its customers access to its vertically integrated
manufacturing processes including in-house plastic injection, automatic spray
painting, bonding, Surface Mounting Technology ("SMT") assembly and final
assembly and test of products ready for distribution to the consumer. The new
facility will ultimately improve Ascalade's production capability, increase
manufacturing flexibility and ensure Ascalade continues to offer high quality
products and manufacturing services.
"Ascalade's US $17 million factory was completed on time and on budget,
which is a significant achievement for the company," said Fred Li, Ascalade
Chief Operating Officer. "We are looking forward to developing an enhanced
production capability with improved manufacturing technologies. Our factory in
Qingyuan will also give us the ability to foster future business growth by
allowing us to focus on large-scale international customers and partners."
Ascalade has implemented an environmental filtering system that exceeds
the environmental standards in Guangdong, China and expects to obtain quality
management and assurance certifications including ISO 9001 and ISO 14000 for
its new facilities in the near future.
Ascalade Communications Inc. is an innovative product company that
designs, develops and manufactures digital wireless and communication
products. We deliver world-class products by offering our partners and
customers complete vertical integration, from leading-edge product design and
development to final production. Our products include digital cordless phones,
Voice over Internet Protocol ("VoIP") phones, digital wireless baby monitors
and digital wireless conference phones. Ascalade products have been
distributed under our customers' well-known brand names in over 35 countries
and under 80 regional brands. These products have been available in leading
European and American retail stores such as Radio Shack, Target, Best Buy and
Wal-Mart, as well as through online channels like Dell and Amazon.com.
Ascalade has design, manufacturing and distribution facilities in Richmond,
British Columbia (head office), Qingyuan (China), Hong Kong and Hertfordshire
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The discussion and analysis in this press release contains
forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. When used in
this discussion and analysis the words such as "committed", "will" and similar
words and expressions generally identify forward-looking statements. These
statements are not historical facts, but reflect our current expectations.
These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially
from current expectation, including matters discussed more fully under "Risk
Factors" in the MD&A portion of our 2006 Annual Report, which is available at
www.sedar.com. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things,
risks related to: loss of customers, economic downturn in key geographic
markets, availability and cost of labour, labour relations, power constraints,
environmental laws, insufficient production capacity to satisfy customer
demand, failure to develop new products or enhance existing precuts, reduction
of production costs and management of growth. There can be no assurance that
our expectations will prove to be correct. Consequently, all forward-looking
statements made are qualified by these cautionary statements and other
cautionary statements and factors contained herein.
Ascalade disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise.
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For further information: James Chang, Specialist, Marketing
Communications, Ascalade Communications Inc., Phone: (604) 204-2850, Email: