While Scythe’s web-site in the U.S. informs about the closure of the company, web-sites in Japan and Europe continue to operate and at press time did not contain any information about the decision to shut down operations.http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/coolers/di ... tions.html
And from a reseller with a contract with Sycthe USA:
On Monday afternoon, our purchasing department was informed of the unfortunate news that Scythe USA, one of the companies from which we stock products, will be shutting down their operations within the United States of America at the end of November.http://blog.outletpc.com/2012/09/10/a-f ... cythe-usa/
According to the CEO of Scythe, Masahiro Sakai, the unexpected closure of Scythe USA’s parent company is the cause for the sudden end of operations. However, Scythe Japan will still maintain operations and will take care of whatever orders Scythe USA cannot fulfill by their closure date.
Needless to say, we here at OutletPC will be sad to see Scythe USA go. Not only have they helped us stock their fantastic products and pass great prices on to you, but the company and its employees handled themselves with professionalism and class. We wish them all the best, and will miss being able to stock quality Scythe products.
Scythe USA will still accept purchase orders until Halloween, and RMA and warranty requests will be fulfilled until November 15, 2012, in advance of Scythe USA closing its doors fifteen days later on November 30.
The full text of Sakai’s letter to Scythe USA’s customers is below. You can still shop from our full stock of great Scythe case fans and other accessories at OutletPC.
Due to the unexpected closure of our parent company, we will be closing Scythe USA on 11/30/2012. All prepaid orders will be delivered by the closing date; otherwise Scythe Japan will take full responsibility for delivering your prepaid orders. Below are important dates before our closing date.
• 10/31/2012 Last day for accepting purchase orders
• 11/15/2012 Last day for accepting RMA requests
• 11/30/2012 Closing day
We want to thank you for your past business and tell you how much we have enjoyed having you as a customer. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if there is anything we can do for you before 11/30/2012.
Now it seems like Scythe is not shutting down, merely their American arm but it is all confusing when they say that their parent company is closing down. I do wonder therefore if Scythe USA is actually a Scythe company or separate.