Oct.19, 2011


Minebea Co., Ltd.

Notice Regarding Flood Damage in Thailand (Fifth Report)

Minebea Co., Ltd. announces the fifth report of the effects of the flooding in Thailand on its five manufacturing sites, as of twelve noon October 19.

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
    (water supply, electric power recovered)
  • Working to resume production from October 25
  • Water level in the surrounding areas tends to lower
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
  • Resumption of production scheduled for October 20
  • No major changes to flooding in the surrounding areas
Navanakorn 1,000 Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate
Pathum Thani Province
Small motor parts
  • No human or material damage
    (as of October 18)
  • Operating suspended since October 14
  • Confirmation of the situation unavailable today due to closure of the Industrial Estate
  • Confirmation of the situation as of now is unavailable due to closure of the Nava Nakorn Industrial Estate.
  • The Bang Pa-in Plant will resume production from October 20 due to the stabilizing situation.
  • The Ayutthaya Plant resumed the operation of its wastewater treatment systems on October 19. It will resume the operation of its other production facilities sequentially. October 24 is a national holiday of Thailand. Resumption of production is scheduled for October 25.

At its two plants, which will resume production, Minebea will take a step-by-step approach to raise their operation rates in consideration of employees' commute to work and other conditions.
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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