Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Fuel cells coming to more toys

Wah Shing is a contract manufacturer, producing
more than 60 million "soft, electronic and mechanical" toys per year
for 6 of the top 10 largest toy companies on the planet, according to
Michael Merwin, a spokesman for the two companies.

Today's popular toys can use in excess of 500
million disposable alkaline batteries per year, according to Wah Shing.
The company says it wants to spearhead the promotion of Horizon's more
environmentally responsible alternative to disposable batteries.

"Building on our complementary expertise, this partnership will increase the performance of small fuel
cell-powered consumer items and deliver them at a highly competitive
cost, taking fuel cells out of the laboratory and bringing them into
the home," said Richard Ellert, Managing Director of Wah Shing.

Wah Shing Toys was established in 1976.
Headquartered in Hong Kong and employing 19,000 people, it is a member
of South China Industries Limited (HKG: 413), a publicly traded company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Richard Ellert, Managing Director of Wah Shing, is the chairman of
the Asia Technical Advisory Board of the International Council of Toy
Industries (ICTI) and a member of the Toy Manufacturers' Association of
Hong Kong.

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