Establishment of a new factory in Laos for Nikon

Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) announced the establishment of a new factory in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Laos) to reinforce its digital SLR camera manufacturing organization and help to 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. $6.3m)

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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