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Confirmation of manufacturing consolidation

2 May 2016

In line with its 13 April proposal to consolidate its manufacturing operations in Napier, Whanganui and Christchurch and having now completed the staff consultation process, Cavalier Corporation confirms that it will be proceeding to implement the following:

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Manufacturing consolidation

13 April 2016

Cavalier Corporation is proposing to restructure its manufacturing operations in Napier, Whanganui and Christchurch.

This includes:

•             Consolidation of woollen yarn spinning operations (currently in Napier and Whanganui) to a single hub at the Napier plant

•             Down-scaling of the semi-worsted yarn spinning operation in Whanganui

•             Relocation of the felted yarn operation from Christchurch to Whanganui

•             Closure of the Christchurch plant

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Sudden passing of Elco Direct General Manager

11 April 2016


Cavalier Corporation advises with deepest sadness the sudden death of Ron Cooper, General Manager of its Cambridge-based wool procurement business, Elco Direct, yesterday.


Ron was a hugely respected leader of the Elco Direct business and its executive team, and Ron will be greatly missed by everyone throughout the Group and the Elco Direct customers and suppliers who have had the privilege of working with him over many years.


We extend, on behalf of the Board of Directors, management and staff throughout the Cavalier Group, our deepest sympathies to Ron’s wife Lynda and family.

Paul Alston
Chief Executive Officer

Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Cavalier Corporation advises that Sarah Hipkiss will assume the position of Chief Financial Officer from 1 September 2016.

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