Nikon will close two out of three of its Japanese plants for the production of lenses

Nikon will close two out of three of its Japanese plants for the production of lenses
The ever-growing popularity of smartphones is one of the reasons for the decline in demand for cameras. As a result, manufacturers of photographic equipment have to go to unpopular measures and various types of optimization to reduce costs and protect the business at least for a while. One of these measures for Nikon was the closure of two Japanese factories that produce lenses.

According to the Japanese publication Nikkei, Nikon will close factories in the cities of Nagai (Nagai) and Aizuwakamatsu (Aizuwakamatsu), which produce lenses. 108 employees from the first plant and 54 from the second will be transferred to the Otawara plant. If the transfer is not possible or is not in demand, then people will be assisted in finding employment at other enterprises.

The site of the Nagai plant will be sold, and the site in Aizuwakamatsu will become the property of the local authorities. As a result, there will be only one lens production site left on the home market, but it will produce mainly flagship models. Other lens models will be rolled off the assembly line at the Thai factory. By the way, the production of the Nikon cameras themselves also wants to move to Thailand.
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