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Panasonic is concerned about production impact due to prolonged shutdown | NHK News

2019-10-21T05:18:39.250Z

Panasonic has a policy of “Aiming for recovery within two months” for a factory in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, where operations have been suspended due to the impact of Typhoon No. 19.



Panasonic Concerned about the impact on production due to prolonged operation suspension October 21 14:10

Panasonic has announced a policy of “Aiming for recovery within two months” for a plant in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, which has been suspended due to the impact of Typhoon No. 19. This factory produces materials used in automobiles, and there are concerns that the production of other products may be affected by prolonged periods of inoperability.

Panasonic's Koriyama Plant in Koriyama City, Fukushima Prefecture, has been suspended due to the flooding of the river water that has been flooded by a typhoon No. 19 over a wall that is more than 1 meter high. doing.

The company is rushing to recover, but because of the damage caused by inundation, NHK's coverage revealed “aim for recovery within two months”.

This factory produces materials used for electronic circuit boards for a wide range of products such as automobiles and mobile devices. The inoperable period is extended to a maximum of 2 months, so-called supply chain. There are concerns that the production of other products will also be affected.

The company is considering alternative production at other factories, and says, “I want to try to minimize the impact on business partners.”

In this typhoon No. 19, Alps Alpine, which handles automobile-related parts, announced that the operation of its subsidiary plant in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture has stopped, affecting the production of multiple suppliers. We are taking measures such as alternative production at another factory.

Source: nhk

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