The Athearn division of Horizon Hobby announced on January 14th that delivery of some of its new products were likely to be delayed due to the shutdown of Creative Masters Limited (CML), in China, who had filed for bankruptcy. This announcement followed an international financial agencies report.
There had been earlier reports that CML had not reported a profit since 2009. CML has manufacturing facilities in Donngguan, China, and its headquarters are in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong. The company manufactures model railroad products branded for Athearn, Roundhouse, Fleischmann and Roco and a major part of the business is die-cast vehicles, which it manufactures for Mattel, Tamiya, Bianti, PMA Models, Corgi, MBI, SMS and Gear.
Thanks to JC for forwarding this information.