Nikon may relocate some production from Sendai to Malaysia

Bloomberg reports that Nikon is currently discussing with Notion Vtec the possibility of relocating some of the production from Sendai to Malaysia.

Back in January of 2010 Nikon made a major investment in Notion Vtec (Nikon acquired 10% of the company).

Notion Vtec produces the following SLR components (from their website):

  • Camera barrel is a component used for changing the focal length of the lens which is part of the zoom
  • Lens mounting ring is where the lens can be mounted on to camera body
  • An assortment of inner cam barrel for the camera lens as well as internal camera parts

Nikon plant in Sendai was closed a week ago after a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the area. The factory in Sendai produced the high end Nikon DSLR cameras like the D700 and D3s.

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