Mesh Computers in administration
Assets and brand name bought out by PC Peripherals, customers warned purchases may not be honoured
Independent computer manufacturer Mesh has gone into administration and ceased trading, according to administrator MacIntyre Hudson.
Although the Mesh website remains up and running, MacIntyre Hudson issued a statement saying “following a thorough review of the financial position of Mesh Computers, the decision was made by the Board of Directors to place the company into administration".
Following a thorough review of the financial position of Mesh Computers, the decision was made by the Board of Directors to place the company into administration
According to MacIntyre Hudson, the company was put into administration and sold to PC Peripherals yesterday, leaving customers with outstanding orders to approach their card companies for a refund.
“If you have made a payment via credit card for goods and/or services due to be delivered by Mesh Computers and these goods have not yet been received then you should contact your credit card provider immediately to discuss the possibility of a refund,” the accounting firm said.
“Under section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974, you may be entitled to claim a refund for purchases between £100 and £30,000,” it added.
Anyone who paid by cheque or debit card needs to contact the administrator and request a Proof of Debt form to make a claim from the accountancy firm. MacIntyre Hudson warned a response could take seven days.
PC Peripherals bought the Mesh brand and other assets, and has also agreed to provide hardware support to existing customers who are within the original warranty period.
The administrator said the closure was forced by the changing shape of the market.
“It is not just the recession that has hit IT firms hard," said Paul Davis, principal at MacIntyre Hudson. "The rise in demand for iPads and other tablet devices over laptops and PCs means we are seeing lots of changes in the sector across the entire supply chain, from manufacturing through to distribution and retail.”
It's not certain what PC Peripherals plans to do with the Mesh name or inventory, but according to company owner and director Reza Jafari, the acquisition is “an excellent platform from which to develop our business".
"Mesh Computers’ 25 year history of manufacturing in the UK is a solid foundation to build from and we are looking forward to investing and moving into our next phase of growth,” he added.