Nikon has closed its DSLR plant in Thailand after it was hit by severe flooding.
In a statement issued yesterday the firm confirmed that the factory – at the Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya Province – is ?submerged by the flood? caused by torrential rain since July.
Nikon makes around 90% of all its DSLRs and 60% of its interchangeable lenses in Thailand, according to sources quoted by Japanese trade newsletter Pen.
?The first floor of all buildings at the premises are presently submerged. Details of the damages are now under investigation,? read the Nikon statement.
Nikon said it was unable to predict how long the plant would be closed.
?We will set up our recovery support system and endeavour to restart operations as soon as possible.?
There are no reported injuries.
It has been reported that Canon?s inkjet plant is one of around 200 factories closed in the region, though this has yet to be confirmed.
Four years ago Nikon announced an expansion of lens and DSLR output at Rojana and hired 5,000 extra staff.
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