What is CNY? Why does VKB shut down during part of January & February?

CNY stands for Chinese New Year, and it impacts VKB HQ’s operation year after year.

The Chinese New Year break ranges from mid/late January to early February, and typically all Chinese suppliers start to wind down operations one to two weeks in advance. As such, the CNY puts a halt to mass production, and even order delivery, far earlier than many buyers expect.

Typically, Chinese offices and factories close for about three working weeks, allowing workers time to travel back home to spend the holiday with their families. This also affects the operations of VKB HQ, as their shipping department, shipping agency, and production facilities shut down as well.

Every year, CNY thus proves to be a rather major bump in the road for VKB HQ’s inventory production, and there’s nothing we can do but wait for them (and their suppliers) to ramp-up manufacturing again after the break, provide us with updated availability estimates, and finally ship out products again.

During CNY, VKBcontrollers.com’s webshop is disabled for ordering as well.