Caldwell Investments PLC
09 January 2006
9 JANUARY 2006
CALDWELL INVESTMENTS PLC
('Caldwell' or 'the Group')
INITIAL ORDER FOR NINASUN FURNITURE
FROM MAJOR CATALOGUE RETAILER
The Board of Caldwell, the AIM listed creator of the 'NinaSun' patented range of
solar protection products, is pleased to announce today that it has received an
order for its NinaSun furniture range from online mail order company Grattan -
one of the UK's big five catalogue retailers.
This is a significant win for Caldwell both as an indicator of the long-term
potential of NinaSun and in terms of progress in marketing the NinaSun canopy.
Although the size of the initial order is small relative to Group turnover, the
endorsement of Grattan is of particular importance to Caldwell, as it
illustrates the viability of the product and enhances NinaSun's profile opening
the gates for further order wins.
The NinaSun canopy for outdoor furniture is a unique portable protective canopy
that reflects harmful UV rays and provides cool comfort while sitting out in the
sun. The canopy is made of a sophisticated woven polyester yarn designed to give
90% sun protection (SPF10) at a competitive price. The fabric also allows most
wind to pass through and the high-tenacity polyester yarn reinforcement resists
tearing. All of the products in the NinaSun furniture range come with
The NinaSun furniture range includes sturdy deckchairs, chairs, steamers and
loungers together with complementary outdoor tables. Grattan has ordered the
NinaSun canopy deckchair with armrest, which will appear in its Spring/Summer
Grattan offers a selection of the latest exciting fashion items for women, men
and children, as well as competitively priced top branded electrical, home
furnishing, DIY and outdoor products. The NinaSun product will be a
complementary addition to the existing range.
Stanley Wootliff, Chairman of Caldwell, commented: 'We are delighted that
Grattan has endorsed the NinaSun range by placing this initial order for the
deckchair. This will provide an additional channel to market for our products.
We look forward to a positive response and the opportunity to expand the order
with Grattan to meet demand.'
Caldwell Investments plc 0113 235 0632
Stanley Wootliff, Chairman
Bishopsgate Communications Ltd. 020 7430 1600
Dominic Barretto 07930 450 156
Fran Read 07952 356 889
Williams de Broe PLC 0113 243 1619
Notes to Editors
Caldwell was established in 1932. The Group has designed the NinaClip, a
patented clipping device for use with its NinaSun outdoor furniture and NinaClip
Baby Buggy Parasol. Caldwell holds significant intellectual property rights for
these products. The Group also designs and markets non-fashion cotton commodity
underwear in Germany and the UK.
Having undertaken a rigorous testing process, Caldwell will concentrate on
marketing and targeting sales of the NinaSun range, with a view to ultimately
taking the product worldwide.
Photos of the NinaSun products are available on request. www.ninasun.co.uk
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