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Old 10-16-2008, 01:02 PM   #151
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Originally Posted by Bart_Banaan View Post
The (new) owner of the brand Serpent is

Room 604, 6/F Nanyang Plaza,
57 Hung To Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon
Tel : (852) 2893 4303 Fax : (852) 2834 5698
Website: www.world-model.com

They employ Ronald Baar and Michael Salven....
learn to read the press release!!
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Old 10-16-2008, 01:48 PM   #152
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It was said before that World Model Cup is just a distributor of Serpent in Asia...
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:10 PM   #153
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listed on Neobuggy don't know how truthfull it is looking at the source
Original News post moved to [read more] and a statement from Ronald Baar formerly of Serpent. Baar's statement on serpent.com

Serpent is moving ahead with full power
Michael Salven and Ronald Baar (me) own the Serpent name, domain-names, brand-rights, the stock and designs. We have established Serpent Asia, Serpent America (booth in Chicago I-Hobby show) and next month Serpent Europa too. We have an office in Holland (Heemstede) to do general management, design and marketing.
As advised before merely the full production-line has been moved to Asia and its already in full operation. Serpent S120, S720 and S960 are made and are being sold, same with spare parts and optionals for same. The auction this person is talking about is the sales of all remaining machines, tables and other stuff, not related to products (except some very old stuff, we did not bother to take along).
Ronald Baar

It seems that after posting 'Serpent was closing' on August 1st, where there's smoke there's fire, appearing that Serpent have succomed to financial difficulties and the headquarter's doors at Heemstede are closed for good. According to early information the brand name has been sold to Asia, and may reappear in the future, but assets will be auctioned off from October 21-24th here. We hear the inventory list is extensive and will be published soon, but expect completely new Serpent model cars, vintage cars Serpent from the museum, transmitters, electronics, computers, monitors, CNC machines and basically everything in the company was present during the bankruptcy.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:14 PM   #154
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If they are moving production, then obviously they will have a huge amount of equipment that they no longer need, since the production is outsourced, so of course they will have a big sale of assets. It makes sense to move to smaller premises and also sell alot of stuff off so you don't have to move it.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:32 PM   #155
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Finally someone using his grey cells.
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Old 10-16-2008, 02:35 PM   #156
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I'm the source. The story on my Dutch website RC-Junkies is telling about the uncertainy of the future of Serpent and is bringing the news that the assest of Serpent MRC will be sold by the legal court. And that is the end of Serpent MRC in Holland. Then my article tells about where and when you can place a bid on the assests of Serpent MRC.

Nothing more, nothing less. All this information is correct.
After the article was picked up by serveral websites, Ronald Baar issued a statement about the future of Serpent. That statement was issued AFTER my article, so I could only mention (when I wrote the article) that the future was uncertain, since I didnot have the information what was is in the statement...

So, Serpent MRC is closed, the company seesed to exist. A part of Dutch history is gone and even when the brand 'Serpent' will continue, the Dutch roots are cut... That was the intention of my article on www.RC-Junkies.com

BTW: did anyone notice the change of font in the Serpent website?? I did ;-)
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:13 PM   #157
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any updates of the chicago show?
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Old 10-16-2008, 03:58 PM   #158
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I was at the chicago IHOBBY show today. SERPENT/EXCEED Do have a both there. They claim production has started and shipments are being made to the distributors. Serpentamerica in florida is the distributor fot the USA. MOLZERMOWERY is no longer the dist.
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It is not a claim they are set up and they are going now, just has been a rough transition I speak of this as I have been there (Serpent America)and it is going well.
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Serpent America is at the Ihobby show in Chicago right now! I talked to them yesterday, and things are coming together. Product is comming in now and the website should be running next week. It's all good...
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Here is what is going on with Serpent and Serpent America...

720 series checked...
960 series checked...
12th scale 120, checked....
even 1/24th scale....checked...
1/8th buggy....the best has yet to come, checked...

Serpent and Serpent America...checkout their website and dealer ONLINE ordering (for dealers only....awesome).

Most importantly....MICHALE SALVEN with Serpent, checked.... (along with Paolo and the USA team )

Serpent is alive and still running strong....so let those RUMOR rest in piece.

BTW dunland....where are you at the show? Come by and say hi...
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I hope they still are I have two serpents in my box!
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:51 PM   #164
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OK, So it seems as though Serpent America is following the same business plans as Serpent USA did. There "New" web site has said "will be done very soon" for a couple of months now. And what Serpent team? Where is the ONLINE ordering?
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:56 PM   #165
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