Nikon DLSR & Lens Factory Damaged by Thailand Flood

by on October 12, 2011

in Nikon

As a result of flooding in Thailand, Nikon was forced to shut down operations at facilities that manufacture DSLRs and lenses.  There’s no word on how or if this will affect availability of Nikon products; however, Nikon issued the following initial statement on the matter.

Notice on the damage from the flood in Thailand

October 11, 2011

Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a consolidated subsidiary of Nikon Corporation in the Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya Province located in Central Thailand, is submerged by the flood caused by torrential rainfall since last July.

The latest situations at Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. are as follows:

  1. Damages
    The 1st floor of all buildings at the premises are presently submerged. Details of the damages are now under investigation. As for the employees, the human damage has not been reported so far. The factory is suspending its operation since October 6.
  2. Estimated impact to our business performance
    We are now doing our utmost to estimate the impact of the flood to our group companies and business performance. We assure you to immediately advise the findings once it is judged there will be an important change in our forecast.
  3. Recovery
    We are continuing to investigate details of the damage, but are unable to predict how soon operation will be resumed. We will set up our recovery support system and endeavor to restart its operation as early as possible. We are now requesting drainage of the industrial park to the Thai government, together with the Rojana Industrial Park authority, other companies in the Park and Japan External Trade Organization.

Reference data
Outline of Nikon (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.

Location Ayutthaya Province, Thailand
Representative Nobuyuki Muraishi, Managing Director
Capital 1 billion bahts
Shareholder Nikon Corporation (100%)
Establishment October 1990 (factory completed in November 1991)
Main businesses Manufacture of digital single-lens reflex cameras, Interchangeable lenses, etc.
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{ 3 comments }

1 Rick Case October 12, 2011 at 1:27 am

Wow NIkon is not looking very good these days… and they want to raise there prices! Canon is looking better all the time.

And I am i Nikon love .

2 Jean-Pierre JARS October 14, 2011 at 6:50 am

I feel sorry for Nikon – and people working for Nikon – Now flooded by rains and flooded previously by tsunami in Japan !
Wondering wether new Nikon products will -or will not – be available for customers in the US or in Europe seems to me inapropriate .
How can we help the people in these countries is the issue .

3 LG October 25, 2011 at 11:41 am

I do feel sorry for the people put out of work but this is another example of why it is foolish to build in a flood plain! It is called a “flood plain” because it floods, simple as that.

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