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.
Nikon Lao Co., Ltd.
KM 28, Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone, Savannakhet Province, Lao P.D.R.
LAK 60,000,000,000 (approx. $6.3m)
Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Approximately 99.99%) and other
Nobuyuki Muraishi [Part-time service. Also serves as Managing Director of Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd.]
Approximately 12,500 m2
Approximately 10,000 m2
No. of employees
Approximately 800 (planned) when operations commence
Start of operations
Scheduled for October 2013
Assembly of digital SLR camera units