Update from Nikon on Thailand Flood Damage

Nikon has released an update regarding the damage due to the flooding in Thailand. This is the second official release about the flooding. The factory in Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya, Thailand is currently under water at a depth of about 6 feet. The water level has not changed since flooding began on October 12. Nikon shut the plant down on October 6 and reports no one was injured at the facility due to flooding.

Flooding in Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya, Thailand. Photo: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Because Nikon has no access to the facility, they are unable to determine the full extent of the damage. They are currently attempting to estimate the full impact of the damage to their business and will release a report when information is available.

At this time there is no timetable for return to normal operation at the plant. The entire industrial park will need to be drained by pumping before any work toward recovery can begin. Nikon is preparing to purchase new equipment and considering moving production to other Nikon facilities.

According to Thom Hogan, a Nikon expert, cameras produced at the Thailand facility include the D3100, D5100, D7000 and D300s. In addition to these cameras, lenses are also made at the facility include DX lenses: 18-55mm, 18-105mm VR and 18-200mm VR II, well as full-frame lenses 70-300mm VR, 24-120mm f/4 VR G and 28-300mm VR.