This excerpt taken from the ALGN 8-K filed Jul 28, 2005.
ITEM 2.05 Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities
On July 27, 2005, as part of ongoing efforts to optimize operations, improve efficiency and reduce operating costs, Align announced the consolidation of key aspects of its manufacturing process in Juarez, Mexico (the Consolidation), which will take place in several phases during the remaining quarters of 2005 and the first quarter of 2006. A copy of the press release announcing the Consolidation is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report.
The Consolidation consists of a phased relocation of Aligns stereolithography (SLA) mold fabrication operations from Santa Clara to an existing facility managed by TECMA Group LLC (TECMA) in Juarez. Since 2003, Align has outsourced key portions of its manufacturing process to TECMA. On July 26, 2005, as part of the Consolidation, Align notified approximately 21 employees in Santa Clara, California that their positions would be eliminated under a plan of termination. Align expects the Consolidation to result in annualized savings of approximately $1.3 million beginning in mid- 2006.
Align expects to incur approximately $0.8 million in expenses related to retention, severance and other costs associated with the termination of employees and approximately $2.6 million in capital expenditures associated with the purchase of SLA manufacturing and related equipment, for an aggregate cost of $3.4 million. Align expects to incur most of these costs in the third and fourth quarters of 2005 and the first quarter of 2006. The costs are attributable to the following items, which Align expects to incur in the applicable quarter set forth below.
This report contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding Aligns belief regarding the timing of the relocation of the SLA mold fabrication operations, Aligns statements regarding expected amount and timing of cost savings and the amount and timing of costs to be incurred in connection with the relocation. Forward-looking statements contained in this report relating to expectations about future events or results are based upon information available to Align as of the date hereof. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements are only predictions and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. As a result, actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, lower than anticipated reductions in headcount or expenses in connection with the relocation, a delay in the implementation of the relocation and greater than anticipated costs resulting from the relocation; risks relating to reliance on TECMA for key inputs to Aligns manufacturing process, as well as Aligns reliance on manufacturers of SLA machines. These and other risks are detailed from time to time in Aligns periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 3, 2005, and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 5, 2005. Align undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.