Most people have already heard of the flooding in Thailand by now. A lot of human lives were lost in the calamity. As if rubbing salt to the wound, the flooding had also managed to cause significant damage to a lot of manufacturing facilities and factories. One of this just happens to be Nikon Thailand Co., Nikon’s consolidated manufacturing subsidiary located in Central Thailand’s Rojana Industrial Park.
In a previous announcement, Nikon revealed that it hoped to resume full operations by March 2012. They also addresses these setbacks and talked about their future plans in a magazine interview to be published in the Japanese Digital Camera Magazine.
Now Nikon has issued their fifth statement since the flood, offering consumers and other interested parties updates on how they’re handling the damage. Here are some of the highlights:
- Partial operation of the factory was resumed last January 3rd. The production of certain digital SLR cameras and interchangeable lenses also began on the same day.
- The manufacture of production equipment and some parts were moved from the Thailand facility to Japan and Nikon’s other partner factories in Thailand.
- Plan to resume full DSLR production to the normal level of volume by March 2012 remains unchanged.