Your next Nikon DSLR camera could be made in Laos

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Nikon announced the establishment of a new manufacturing facility for DSLR cameras in Laos. The factory will have 800 employees, 10,000 m2 floor space and is scheduled to start operations in October 2013:

Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new factory in the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Laos) to reinforce its digital SLR camera manufacturing organization and reduce costs.

Operations are scheduled to commence in October 2013.

Entry-level and mid-class digital SLR cameras, and some interchangeable lenses are manufactured by Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in the Ayutthaya province of Thailand. With the establishment of this new factory in Laos, a part of the production for digital SLR cameras which are completed as final products at Nikon (Thailand) will be done in Laos.

Company Overview:

Name

Nikon Lao Co., Ltd.

Address

KM 28, Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone, Savannakhet Province, Lao P.D.R.

Capital

LAK 60,000,000,000 (approx. ¥ 600,000,000)

Ownership

Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Approximately 99.99%) and other

Representative director

Nobuyuki Muraishi

  • *Part-time service. Also serves as Managing Director of Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Site area

Approximately 12,500 m2

Floor space

Approximately 10,000 m2

No. of employees

Approximately 800 (planned) when operations commence

Start of operations

Scheduled for October 2013

Primary activities

Assembly of digital SLR camera units

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