Nikon won’t manufacture digital cameras domestically and can shift manufacturing from its “mother factory” inside Japan to its satellite television plant in Thailand, in order to reduce costs.
Since 1979 Nikon has produced cameras (you start with the Nikon EM basic level movie camera) at its Sendai Nikon facility, in Mkiyagi Prefecture, some 200 kilometres north of Tokyo. Founded in 1971, the plant acted because the “parent-factory” that directed just how for abroad factories and specialized assistance.
That era, however, is arriving at an end, as the specialist production will undoubtedly be shifted to the low-cost facility in Thailand because the producer looks to lessen costs.
“The Sendai production plant (Sendai Nikon) will transfer the camera manufacturing which has continued for about 40 yrs to the Thai plant, but will continue steadily to make the high-performance and high-precision parts necessary for video products, and the creation at the Thai production plant,” said Hirotaka Ikegami, general supervisor of the Imaging Company Division, in a declaration to Asahi Digital camera.
“Simultaneously, it will play a dynamic role as the start-upward factory for brand-new businesses that may support Nikon’s potential in line with the production technologies and mobility cultivated through camera production and new product launches.
“The Thai manufacturing factory, to which digital camera manufacturing is transferred, was established in 1990 and contains been producing cameras and interchangeable lenses for approximately 30 years, achieving Nikon high quality for several years as Nikon’s primary factory. We shall continue to offer high-quality items that satisfy everyone.”
While cameras stated in Thailand should, in principle, be zero different those produced at Sendai, a fascinating consideration may be the potential influence on used resale worth. As anyone mixed up in used camera marketplace knows, purchasers can be quite picky about which nation certain digital cameras and lenses had been made in.