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20th September 2010

Enter the Dragon

Checkmate’s first joint venture outside the UK has opened its doors for business. A new multi million dollar purpose built facility in Bac Giang province, North of the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, has been built to manufacture web slings.

The state of the art manufacturing plant is headed locally by Mr Do Van Hai Van, whose family has been involved in the manufacture and conversion of synthetic materials for many years. The new company has been named ProDragon Websling Co and will market product under the Checkmate ProDragon banner.

Currently the 3000 sq metres factory provides jobs for 30 employees but there are plans to increase production towards the end of the year.

Paul Auston, Checkmate Chairman said “We are pleased to announce this expansion of the Checkmate Group. Our Vietnamese partners have worked with us for a number of years prior to this joint venture and we are delighted with this significant expansion. The new facility will enable us to compete in a mature market delivering a quality Checkmate product direct to users, very competitively.”