Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Nikon increases production of DSLRs

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

50% OFF new PortraitPro 12, plus EXTRA 5% OFF code EPHZROS414.
Category: Industry News

Nikon ramps up DSLR production - As demand for DSLRs grows, Nikon is to increase production of cameras and lenses at its factory in Thailand.

Print Article Add Comment Add CommentJargon Buster: Off Jargon Buster: Off

Nikon increases production of DSLRsNikon (Thailand) are expanding their production facility at the Rojana Industrial Park in Ayutthaya, Thainland with the aim of increasing DSLR production from 290,000 units per month (to March 2007), to 300,000 units per month (by March 2008). Production of lenses is also set to increase to 300,000, both activities coming in response to increasing global demand. In Thailand alone, the demand for digital cameras is increasing at 30% per year, while here in the UK, high street firm Jessops blamed much of their Christmas poor performance on stock shortages from the major suppliers.

Nikon has six production facilities worldwide, with three in Japan, two in China and one in Thailand. The investment of 519 million baht (around £8m) is part of Nikon's policy to relocate its high cost bases in Japan to cheaper regions. Sudjut Inthaiwon, Deputy Secretary-General of Thailand's Board of Invesment said officials had approved the expansion plan and that it was likely to create more than 5,000 job opportunities.

Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager, Nikon Uk told ePHOTOzine, "The expansion is to help fulfil the increased consumer demand for digital SLR and lenses. Nikon is the second largest manufacturer within this sector of the market and the expansion is in line with our 40% share aspirations."



Web: www.iamnikon.co.uk
Tel: 020 8541 4440

Explore More

Choose Where The Samsung NX Rover Goes Next

Where Do You Want The Samsung NX Rover To Go?

Samsung is giving the public the chance to choose where the ...

Pentax K-3 DSLR Camera Wins 2014 TIPA Award

Pentax K-3 Crowned Award-Winner By TIPA

The flagship camera of the Pentax DSLR camera series has bee...

Wacom Wins iF And Red Dot Design Awards

Wacom Awarded Double Design Industry Accolades

Wacom wins awards for tablets at both the prestigious iF and...

Join ePHOTOzine and remove these ads.


5 Jul 2007 - 4:33 PM

I wish they'd put more into the production of their accessories. Some - like D200 releases - are a rare as hens teeth!

Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links 
5 Jul 2007 - 6:24 PM

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

dark_lord Critique Team 101391 forum postsdark_lord vcard England95 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 6:24 PM

Sandal manufacturers will be upping production too then, but Gillette may suffer a loss of sale Smile

5 Jul 2007 - 9:06 PM

Cruel. Oh! How cruel!


cameracat  108575 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2007 - 10:28 AM

I'm already thinking of switching to Flip flops, Look out Z Z Top, Here we come....Smile

Spot-On though, Mike, The accessories side of things is always a pain, When I was looking for my SC-29 cable, Some suppliers just laughed, Some sniggered, I did not see the funny side, I mean to say, It's only a Bl*%dy cable for gawds sake, How hard can that be, I tell ya, If they did not make things so small, I'd knock sumfin up in the workshop.........Rant Over....Flip flops back on..Sad

Last Modified By Dave at 6 Jul 2007 - 10:31 AM
8 Jul 2007 - 10:17 AM

I only want an SC-28! As you say Vince -

Quote: It's only a Bl*%dy cable for gawds sake, How hard can that be


- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.