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Hobbico files for bankruptcy
Topic Started: Jan 11 2018, 01:39 PM (521 Views)
Mark M
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this is not good, Hibbico OWNS revell / monogram and RoG

so where does this leave us?
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peebeep
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Quoted from elsewhere:

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They've filed for Chapter 11 protection which means they can't be subject to winding up by their creditors IIRC. Probably just looking to restructure their debts and then they'll be sorted. Apparently quite a common thing in the US.


I've also seen a statement from Revell (not sure if it was Revell USA or Revell GmbH) that this is purely an issue for the parent company and business is as usual as far as Revell is concerned.
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As an aside, whilst I'm happy for people to comment on this, please focus on facts and not speculation.
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Please follow this link for a statement from Hobbico that explains the current situation.
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Revell GmbH have issued a statement in respect of the Hobbico situation:

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Revell-Germany Reaffirms Continuity and Solidity of Overall Business Operations

Group Parent Company Hobbico, Inc. Files Petition for Chapter 11 Relief in United States and Pursues Sale;
Revell-Germany Confirms No Impact to Vendors, Suppliers and Customers Throughout Process.

BUNDE, Germany - January 11, 2018
Revell-Germany announced that its parent company, Hobbico, Inc. ("Hobbico") filed a petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code while it seeks an orderly finalization and implementation of its comprehensive restructuring plan. In conjunction, Hobbico also announced its plan to sell the company.
Because Hobbico's bankruptcy filing was made in the United States and is strictly limited to the company's U.S. operations, Revell-Germany is unaffected. Additionally, Revell-Germany suppliers, vendors and customers will not be impacted by the process.

"Our Revell-Germany operation is not filing for bankruptcy protection" said Louis Brownstone, President of Hobbico, Inc.

"It will continue to provide the same high-level of service to our customers. We are optimistic that the filing will better position the U.S. operations for future growth."

"Most important for all of us at Revell-Germany, we continue to operate 'business as usual' moving forward," said Stefan Krings, President of Revell-Germany.

"Looking ahead, our top priorities remain continuing to build our business with our high-valued vendors and suppliers, while simultaneously providing the same high-level of product support to our customers."

Although Revell-Germany is not part of the filing in the United States and will continue to operate its business, the sale of Hobbico could have future implications for Revell-Germany. The decision by Hobbico to file for bankruptcy and pursue a sale of the company allows Hobbico the opportunity to reduce their debts, restructure their liabilities, attract new capital investment and position the overall company for future growth.

From January 31 to February 04, 2018, Revell will be present at the Nuremberg Toy Fair presenting its new products for 2018.

"We are convinced that we can continue the growth path of 2017 with our attractive range of novelties and welcome our international customers in Nuremberg," says Krings.
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Thanks Paul, this sounds optimistic ....having been consuming [buying/building] kits for some time , I think I have seen this cyclical contraction before ....lately we have seen quite a few "new tools" from Revell and Airfix, lets hope this trend continues though Chapter 11 proceedings.......

Cheers,

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I hope the company holds up and continues to make the modelers happy...
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