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:
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.
- 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.
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.
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.|