Canon Earthquake Damage Report - English

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.
Canon Inc.
Operation Site
LocationInjuries, etc.Operations on
March 14
Operations from
March 15 onward
Utsunomiya Office
· Utsunomiya Plant
· Utsunomiya Optical Products Plant
· Optics R&D Center
Utsunomiya, Tochigi PrefectureInjuries: 15SuspendedTBD
However, time will likely be needed before operations resume
Toride PlantToride, Ibaraki PrefectureNoneSuspendedTBD
Ami PlantInashiki-gun, Ibaraki PrefectureNoneSuspendedTBD
Canon Inc.
Operation Site
LocationInjuries, etc.Operations on
March 14
Operations from
March 15 onward
Canon Precision Inc.Hirosaki, Aomori PrefectureNoneSuspendedTBD
Canon Optron, Inc.Yuki, Ibaraki PrefectureNoneSuspendedTBD
Canon Chemicals Inc.
· Iwama Plant
Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture
Iwama Plant: Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture
Tsukuba HQ will operate as usual
Fukushima Canon Inc.Fukushima, Fukushima PrefectureNoneSuspendedHowever, time will likely be needed before operations resume
Canon Mold Co., Ltd.Kasama, Ibaraki PrefectureNoneSuspendedTBD
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)
Posted: 3/14/2011 8:43:34 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Posted to: Canon News
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