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|