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Scythe closure reports greatly exaggerated

Scythe closure reports greatly exaggerated

Scythe USA is closing, but its international arms remain open for business as usual - despite reports currently circulating.

Component and cooler maker Scythe has been reported to be closing down in what turns out to be a terrible case of bad phraseology on the part of its US arm.

Late yesterday, Scythe USA posted a message to its website which suggested the company was closing effective immediately. 'Scythe USA Inc. has been a supplier of Scythe products for the past several years. In November 2012, Scythe USA had to make a difficult decision to end its operations as a result of the closure of its parent company,' the message, attributed to chief executive Masahiro Sakai, reads. 'We greatly appreciate your business and support over the years.'

The use of the phrase 'parent company,' coupled with a lack of news from Scythe's other arms, led to a furore on fan sites with several claiming that Scythe as a whole is closing down. After all, Scythe USA's parent company is Scythe itself, isn't it?

Put simply: no, it isn't.

Reaching out to Scythe to get to the heart of the matter, we were told that it's business as usual for everyone outside the US. 'Due to a not really suitable phrasing by our US office, a huge misunderstanding and rumour is unfortunately spreading across the web. The Scythe US office is managed separately from the Scythe Group,' Scythe's Tilo Zimmermann explained this morning. 'As the mother company of the US office had to close and will undergo restructuring, the Scythe US office inevitably had to close its doors, too.

'Other Scythe offices around the world are not affected and will do business as usual. Until a new US office is established or a main distributor has been organised, the Taiwan office will take over Scythe US business activities,
' Zimmermann added.

For fans of the company's products, which in recent years have expanded to include cases, power supplies, speakers and even mobile accessories in addition to coolers, the news will come as a relief.

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The_Pope 30th November 2012, 13:33 Quote
PHEW! Was worried there for a minute :(
VaLkyR-Assassin 30th November 2012, 14:00 Quote
Everytime I read the word 'fan' I kept thinking it was an intended pun....
azrael- 30th November 2012, 14:26 Quote
So it's not really a case of the s**t hitting the "fan"... :p
modfx 1st December 2012, 12:37 Quote
I guess everything gonna be cool then.
Elton 1st December 2012, 23:48 Quote
Oh god the puns are blowing me away.
Queelis 2nd December 2012, 19:23 Quote
I guess the public didn't keep their cool and jumped to conclusions.
Somer_Himpson 2nd December 2012, 23:14 Quote
Why did they need to fan the flames?

Juat a load of hot air by the sounds of it
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