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Catcher Technology Hopes to Recommence Operations in November

Earlier this week, we reported that the Taiwan-based company, Catcher Technology was forced to halt operations in its Suzhou plant in China by local government. The decision was taken by Chinese government over environmental concerns, when the local residents reported of some strange odor emanating from the plant.

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The Catcher Technology is responsible for supplying unibody casings to Apple for its Mac notebooks. According to a statement issued today, the company is spending $2-3 million to improve the manufacturing processes and equipment used at Suzhou plant. The company is taking every possible step to improve working conditions at its Suzhou plant so that it can resume its operations there by November.


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The plant was ordered to shut down by Chinese government earlier this week after getting complaints from local residents. The company is trying to rectify all the problems so that it can resume its operations.

The Catcher Technology is known to be one of the largest suppliers of metal casings in the world, Apple being its biggest client as it gets 60% of its significant unibody casings for its MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac. Other major clients of the company include Dell, Lenovo and Sony.

In one of his earliest statement, the President of Catcher Technology Allen Hong had said that the outage of the plant will affect 20% output of the company in October and as much as 40% if the plant remains closed in November. Apple is rumored to launch an update for its MacBook Pro range next week. We have to see whether Apple reschedule its plans or manages to get it on time.

Catcher is very hopeful to recommence operations in coming month. We hope everything will go right for the Catcher this time. We also hope that if the said rumors are true then Apple will manage to release updated notebook on scheduled date.

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