Recently, MH&W entered into a partnership with a Japanese company to act as our agent in Japan to locate bobbins and hardware and handle all negotiations as well as export control. We can now announce that with our partnership, MH&W will have access to most of the original TDK tooling. We have identified the tooling that will be available for production in the April-May timeframe of 2011. We are currently negotiating and should have pricing for the bobbins and hardware in January, and placing purchase orders in February for delivery in May.
MH&W has developed alternative sources of supply for bobbins; in some cases tooling was purchased. MH&W will continue to provide alternative bobbins as well as the exact replacement bobbins.
Click here for a list of bobbins and accessories that have been discontinued by TDK. This list will be updated in an ongoing manner with alternative parts and exact tool replacement specifications. Available Inventory is a live, up to the minute value. Check back frequently for new information.