Taiwanese firm loses Dual

Distie goes to the wall

Dual Technology ceased trading in the UK yesterday. The notebook distributor was part of the Taiwanese notebook manufacturer Dual Group. A recorded message at the Cambridge offices was today informing callers of Dual’s shut down. Customers were being re-directed to the Taiwanese-based Web site regarding warranty issues. Dual had been in the UK since 1992. Figures for the year ended December 1997 showed the UK operation making a pre-tax loss of £395,000 against £2.8 million turnover. Dual Group’s headquarters are in Taipei. It has branches in Australia, the US and the Netherlands. ®

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