Nikon announces the closing of sales operations in Brazil

Nikon Brazil issued a press release announcing that they will no longer sale Nikon equipment in Brazil. Currently Nikon sales only through their e-commerce site in Brazil. With e-commerce closing, they will also close all sales in that country. Nikon will continue to fix broken equipment under warranty. Nikon does not have any real distribution network in this country. Brazilian camera stores sell only gray market Nikon gear without a factory warranty. Here is the full press release:

Nikon do Brasil Ltda. announces the closure of e-commerce in Brazil

Nikon Corporation is optimizing R & D, Sales and Manufacturing structures in a global scale restructuring.

As part of this process, Nikon do Brasil Ltda. – from December 31, 2017 will close the sale of cameras, lenses and photographic accessories for the Brazilian market, currently marketed exclusively through its e-commerce, the Nikon Store. The company’s other business segments, including customer service and technical assistance, will continue to operate normally in Brazil.

Products under warranty, including those marketed by Nikon Brazil’s e-commerce through December 31, 2017, will continue to honor the warranty periods. For out-of-warranty products, where possible, technical assistance will be provided based on costs approved by the owners.

São Paulo, November 6, 2017.

Auster Nascimento
President – Nikon do Brasil

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