Sad news to the scanner hobby as GRE America announced in a press release that they have to temporarily end production of their scanner radios until they are able to contract with a manufacturer. The asian divisions of GRE closed down which left the US division without manufacturing. GRE has made many great scanners over the years along with many co-branded Radio Shack units.
Radio Reference exclusively announced on Oct 17th that GRE US Personnel Attempt Restart of GRE Business. GRE will continue to market, support and service the GRECOM branded scanners and keep the Library Database updated and current.
Godspeed to the guys at GRE in getting back to building ground-breaking new scanners.
The Press Release is as follows:
GRE Official Announcement 10/23/2012
October 23, 2012
To our valued Dealers and Customers,
Due to circumstances beyond its control, General Research of Electronics of Japan (GRE)
is temporarily not able to manufacture the GRECOM and Radio Shack branded radio scanners.
The Chinese Government’s plan to redevelop the area where the GRE factory had been in
operation for over ten years finally forced its closure. Anticipating this eventuality,
GRE was in the process of building a new factory but unfortunately the cost of raw materials,
labor and increased taxes created a heavy financial investment burden that could not be
GRE America continues to market, support and service the GRECOM branded scanners and is
contractually committed to keep the Library Database updated and current. GRE America
will continue to market, service and support Alinco’s radio products without any interruption.
We sincerely apologize for this unfortunate turn of events. GRE is proceeding to establish
a contract with a new factory and believes it will be able to restart the manufacturing in
the near future.
For continued sales, service and support, please contact the GRE America office.
Director of sales
GRE America, Inc.