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Canon Japan Earthquake Update
« on: April 04, 2011, 07:07:36 PM »

Recovery Status Report for Canon Inc. and Canon Group Following Great East Japan Earthquake


TOKYO, April 4, 2011—The Great East Japan Earthquake, which struck off the northeast coast of Japan’s main island of Honshu on March 11, caused massive damage and loss of life in the area. We at Canon extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster, along with their families and loved ones. We pray for the safety of everyone in affected areas and hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.


As for the Canon Group, immediately following the earthquake, Canon Inc. established the Earthquake Disaster Recovery Task Force (Task Force Chief: Chairman & CEO Fujio Mitarai), launching recovery activities spanning development, production and sales operations through a collective effort across the Canon Group.


Although the Canon Group sustained damage to buildings and production equipment, a concerted Company-wide effort has already made possible the resumption of production activities at multiple Canon Inc. operation sites and Canon Group companies. In addition, through ongoing recovery measures being carried out in conjunction with related divisions, all Canon Inc. operation sites and Canon Group companies are expected to achieve a full recovery as of the end of April.


With regard to the multiple operation sites and Canon Group companies in Japan that sustained no direct damage due to the earthquake and its aftermath, the Company is left with no alternative but to continue adjusting some production activities due to rolling blackouts and procurement conditions for raw materials, parts and other supplies.


The status of major Canon Group operating sites as of Monday, April 4, is outlined below.


Operating Status of Operation Sites and Canon Group Companies


Canon Group Operation Sites



  • Optics R&D Center, Utsunomiya Office (Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture) Operations resumed on March 22 (Tue.) Currently fully operational

  • Utsunomiya Plant, Utsunomiya Office (Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture) Production to sequentially resume from mid April

  • Utsunomiya Optical Products Plant, Utsunomiya Office (Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture) Operations to resume in mid April, with production to sequentially resume from same time

  • Toride Plant (Toride, Ibaraki Prefecture) Operations resumed on March 18 (Fri.) Currently carrying out intermittent production

  • Ami Plant (Inashiki-gun, Ibaraki Prefecture) Operations resumed on March 17 (Thur.) Currently fully operational


Canon Group Companies



  • Canon Precision Inc. (Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture) Operations resumed on March 23 (Wed.) Currently carrying out intermittent production

  • Canon Chemicals Inc.: Headquarters & Tsukuba Plant (Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture) / Iwama Plant (Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture) Operations resumed at headquarters and Tsukuba Plant on March 22 (Tue.) Currently fully operational

  • Operations resumed at Iwama Plant on March 28 (Mon.) Currently almost fully operational

  • Fukushima Canon Inc. (Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture) Operations resumed on March 22 (Tue.) Currently fully operational

  • Canon Mold Co., Ltd. (Kasama, Ibaraki Prefecture) Operations resumed on March 22 (Tue.) Currently almost fully operational

  • Oita Canon Inc. (Kunisaki, Oita Prefecture) Operations resumed on April 1 (Fri.)

  • Currently carrying out intermittent production

  • Nagasaki Canon Inc. (Hasami-cho, Higashisonogi-gun, Nagasaki Prefecture) Operations resumed on March 30 (Wed.) Currently carrying out intermittent production

  • Canon Optron, Inc. (Yuki, Ibaraki Prefecture) Production to sequentially resume from early April


Other Factors


1) Depending on the procurement conditions for raw materials, parts and other supplies, production at Canon Inc. operation sites and Canon Group companies, including those mentioned above, may become intermittent.


2) In regions subject to scheduled rolling blackouts, ensuring stable operations may prove difficult due to electrical outages.


Disclaimer: The information contained in this news release is current as of the release date. Please be aware that information regarding circumstances from April 5 onward is subject to change.


 


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Canon Japan Earthquake Update
« on: April 04, 2011, 07:07:36 PM »

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Re: Canon Japan Earthquake Update
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 08:28:51 PM »
It's good to start to see some improving news coming out of Japan. So much tragedy.

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 09:59:55 PM »
Starting to see some of the predicted price rises due to inventory shortages and production slowdowns.  e.g. the grey market prices for a 5D Mark 11 body were around the $2200ish mark a few weeks ago (Australian dollars, but pretty much on par with US at the moment).  Now up around the $2600 to $2700.

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Re: Canon Japan Earthquake Update
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2011, 03:58:12 AM »
Can anyone understand what production to sequentially resume actually means?

Utsunomiya Plant, Utsunomiya Office (Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture) Production to sequentially resume from mid April Utsunomiya
Utsunomiya Optical Products Plant, Utsunomiya Office (Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture) Operations to resume in mid April, with production to sequentially resume from same time


If it means that they will restart the begining of the line (i.e. the glass production) and then it part of the line as product makes its way through then it begs the question as to what has happened to the work in progress ?

Of course it could mean something different, but I can't imagine what.

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Re: Canon Japan Earthquake Update
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 09:37:20 AM »
Depending on the procurement conditions for raw materials, parts and other supplies, production at Canon Inc. operation sites and Canon Group companies, including those mentioned above, may become intermittent.

I think this is more telling.  Canon or Nikon or any other Japanese industrial business needed to make some hopeful statement in the face of this disaster which is going to take some time to recover from. They may b able to start some production, but it is going to be fraught with fits and starts and interrupted production due to a whole host of factors. So hopefully, they will be able to eventually get some product out but in what quantity and how soon still is up in the air.  I hope for their sake more than ours, the consumer, that is happens sooner rather than later.  however, the later is still looking  like that's the reality here.
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« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2011, 09:37:20 AM »