March 13, 2011
Canon Inc. Damage Report for Canon Inc. Operations and Canon Companies following Major Earthquake in Japan
The following is a summary overview of damage reported at Canon Inc. operating sites and Canon Group companies in Japan as of 15:00 JST on Sunday, March 13, 2011.
The Company continues working to ascertain damages and determine when operations can resume.
With regard to Canon offices, plants and Canon Group companies in Japan, there have been reports from several sites of power outages, damage to buildings and stoppages in production equipment.
Below is an overview highlighting damage, production outlooks, etc., for sites in northern Honshu (the area hardest hit by the earthquake).
The earthquake had the greatest impact on the following three Canon Inc. operation sites and five Canon Group companies
Damage was significant at Canon Inc.’s Utsunomiya Office and Fukushima Canon Inc.
· Utsunomiya Plant
· Utsunomiya Optical Products Plant
· Optics R&D Center
|Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture||Injuries: 15||Suspended||TBD|
However, time will likely be needed before operations resume
|Toride Plant||Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture||None||Suspended||TBD|
|Ami Plant||Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture||None||Suspended||TBD|
|Canon Precision Inc.||Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture||None||Suspended||TBD|
|Canon Optron, Inc.||Yuki, Ibaraki Prefecture||None||Suspended||TBD|
|Canon Chemicals Inc.|
· Iwama Plant
|Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture|
Iwama Plant: Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture
Tsukuba HQ will operate as usual
|Fukushima Canon Inc.||Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture||None||Suspended||However, time will likely be needed before operations resume|
|Canon Mold Co., Ltd.||Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture||None||Suspended||TBD|
While the earthquake had a slight impact on Canon offices, plants and Group companies in the western half of Honshu, there have been no injuries and no significant damage to buildings or equipment. Accordingly, operations are scheduled to resume as usual beginning Monday, March 14. Additionally, the Company is now working to determine potential impacts in the future.
In the event that production operations may be suspended for one month or more, the Company will consider making use of alternate sites that were not damaged by the earthquake as a means of continuing production.
(Thanks Mike, Martin and David)