2011

Oct.17, 2011

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Minebea Co., Ltd.

Notice Regarding Flood Damage in Thailand (Third Report)

Minebea Co., Ltd. announces the third report of the effects of the flooding in Thailand on its five manufacturing sites, as of twelve noon October 17.

Plant name Workers Location Production items Status
Lop Buri 10,000 Lop Buri Province Electronic devices
Small motors
Aircraft parts
  • No flooding in the plant
  • No human or material damage
  • Operating normally
Ayutthaya 3,400 Ayutthaya Province Ball bearings
  • No flooding in the plant
  • No human or material damage
  • Operation suspended since October 7
    (electricity and water supply suspended)
Rojana 1,600 Rojana Industrial Park
Ayutthaya Province
Die-cast parts
(for HDD spindle motors)
  • Flooding in the plant, but no casualties
  • Operation suspended since October 7
  • Details unconfirmed because industrial park closed
  • Recovery not yet determined
  • Preparing to increase purchase from outside source
Bang Pa-in 15,000 Ayutthaya Province Ball bearings
Machined parts
Electronic devices
Small motors
  • No flooding in the plant
  • No human or material damage
  • Operation suspended since October 15 for safety of employees
    (decided to suspend operation till October 18)
Navanakorn 1,000 Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate
Pathum Thani Province
Small motor parts
  • No flooding in the plant
  • No human or material damage
  • Operating suspended since October 14
  • All employees evacuated due to official shutdown of the estate

The floods are gradually advancing southward and beyond prophecy. However, Minebea's plants, which are not damaged by the floods, are every day conducting the reinforcement of the dikes within their premises.
The flood damages are widespread. Minebea has halted operations at four plants, excluding the Lop Buri Plant, for safety of employees. Minebea will continue to strive to make the plants operative and to improve the flooding situation with prompt resumption of production in mind.

Future operations will be decided in light of the situation as it develops. We will continue to monitor the extent of the flood damage and its effect on business performance and immediately report any developments risking a significant impact on business results.

Company Name: Minebea Co., Ltd.
Representative: Yoshihisa Kainuma
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Code No. 6479, TSE Div. No.1)
Contact: Yasunari Kuwano
General Manager
Corporate Communications Office
Tel: +81-(0)3-5434-8637
Information in the press releases is current on the date of the announcement.
Product information, contact and other context are subject to change without prior notice.

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