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Old 03-29-2005, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default It's official .... SSR news

as we know SSR filed for bankruptcy on 1-27-05 .... well, the laws in Japan are quite different than ours and the company was forced to sell out .... the Company that purchased Speed Star Wheel is a well know Japanese perfromance company.

here's the official notice I recieved today

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As you know, Speed Star Co. Ltd and Speed Star Sales Co. ltd went bankrupt on January 27th this year. The disappearance of their high end technology and the traditional brand maintained for more than thirty years will not be acceptable to the people concerned in the after market as very shocking and unforgettable news of 2005.

We were looking for measures of their reconstruction in some way since January 27th because we had been engaged in the sales of their products in South East Asian countries and had a favorable relationship with them long term.

We, Tanabe Co.,Ltd, have been selected as the exclusive buyer of business rights and assets of the two companies (Speed Star Racing & Speed Star Wheel) as the result of the tender invited by the receiver.

We will need more or less one month to complete the transfer of the assets from the receiver and to restart the production and sales. We will keep you informed each time the details come to be clear.

We will continue to produce SSR products as well as our Tanabe products
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:17 PM   #2
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Cool...at least Tanabe is a big company
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:22 PM   #3
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Thats great news.
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:30 PM   #4
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Any word if they're rebadging the wheels or keeping the SSR naming?

Just curious.

Will Tirerack become a Tanabe supplier due to this relationship then?
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I can only hope. I've been trying to get a blown Tanabe strut of mine warrantied for about a year now with no luck. They keep changing personnel at their US office and no one there really speaks English.
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:56 PM   #6
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Any word if they're rebadging the wheels or keeping the SSR naming?

Just curious.

Will Tirerack become a Tanabe supplier due to this relationship then?

They will be Keeping the SSR and SSW names and I'm not sure about the Tanabe products
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Old 03-29-2005, 04:01 PM   #7
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damn, I really wanted a set of professors but I gave up hope and bought something else. oh well, maybe when they restart production I can sell my current wheels.
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a little off topic Luke, but can u get white SSR stickers for the SP1s in black? And how much?
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