- Production capacity at new state-of-the-art facility comes on line -
VANCOUVER, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - CY Oriental Holdings Ltd. (TSX-V: CYO) ("CY
Oriental" or the "Company"), a value-added supplier of apparel and fashion
products to leading international brands and retailers, today announced that
its new manufacturing plant in Tengzhou, China, completed its first shipment
in December 2007, fulfilling an order for branded fashion apparel company,
"The commencement of shipments from our world-class facility in Tengzhou
is a significant milestone achieved under our strategic objective to expand
our production capacity," said Ping Chen, Chairman, President and CEO of the
Company. "Importantly, our shipment to Diesel demonstrates that our Tengzhou
plant is ready for regular commercial production and marks the beginning of
CY's growth period. Leading international brands and retailers have endorsed
the quality and exceptional technical capabilities of our Tengzhou plant.
These endorsements combined with our additional capacity enable CY to fulfill
additional demand from existing customers, pursue new business and positions
us well to capitalize on the opportunities expected to be generated by the
removal of the European Union's apparel import quotas at the beginning of this
year. Our capacity at Tengzhou will continue to ramp up in the coming months
and we expect the remaining two sewing workshops under Phase I of Tengzhou to
be fully operational by the end of the first quarter of 2008."
About CY Oriental Holdings Ltd.
CY Oriental is a Canadian incorporated, China-based manufacturer and
value-added supplier of apparel and fashion products to leading international
brands and retailers, including department stores. CY Oriental owns and
operates a manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China, and a newly constructed
facility in the city of Tengzhou, China. The Company's ready-made products
include a broad range of high-quality garments, including woven casual wear,
woven formal wear, casual jeanswear and sports outerwear. More information may
be found online by visiting: www.cyoriental.com.
This news release contains "forward-looking" statements that are subject
to important risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Company and
the environment in which it operates, which are based on the Company's
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assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
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forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect management's view of
future events and are subject to certain assumptions, risks and uncertainties.
Such assumptions include assumptions based on the growth of the apparel
industry and the success of the Company's marketing and expansion plans. The
following factors could cause material differences in results from those
expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements set out herein: changes
in consumer spending patterns; consumer preferences towards product offerings;
reliance on the U.S. market; reliance on major customers; the sustainability
of customers' orders; the Company's ability to develop new merchandise;
general economic conditions and normal business uncertainty; the potential
impact on the retail environment of national and international security and
health concerns; the impact of competition and pricing; competitive conditions
in the industries in which the Company participates; changes in weather
patterns; operating risks; seasonality of the retail industry; political
instability; transportation cost increases; the success or failure of the
Company's business plan; the ability of the Company to successfully execute
its growth strategy and whether such strategic initiatives will yield the
expected benefits; uncertainties related to the Tengzhou facility; the ability
to retain, hire and train key personnel; relationship with suppliers;
fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and raw materials prices;
interest rate fluctuations and other changes in borrowing costs; potential
deterioration of the Company's financial position; reliance on banking
facilities; import/export controls and inspection; insurance risks;
environmental protection; conflicts of interest; and changes in laws,
reductions in refunds of value added tax, volatility of quota prices for
certain products, rules and regulations applicable to the Company and other
risks associated with doing business in China (such as state ownership,
government intervention, foreign investment controls, repatriation of profits
and controls over currency conversion, taxes, shareholders' rights and
enforcement of judgments, permits and business licenses, a developing legal
system, acquisition and appropriation of land use rights, inflation, recent
regulations relating to cross-border mergers and acquisitions and relating to
establishment of offshore special purpose companies), as well as the
assumptions and risks set out under "Risk Factors" in the Company's
Management's Discussion & Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2006 as
filed on SEDAR and is available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com on
April 30, 2007.
Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should
underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results could differ
materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements.
Although management believes that its expectations are based on reasonable
assumptions there is no assurance that these expectations will materialize.
The Company does not assume any obligation to update this forward looking
information, except as may be required by law.
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