From Fujifilm North America Corporation
We would like to thank you for your kind thoughts and support as we deal with the affects of the
earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeastern region of Japan. This has been
a difficult time for the people and manufacturers in Japan, and we will continue to work through the challenges and keep you apprised of issues that may affect your business.
We want to take this opportunity to provide you with up-to-date information about Fujifilm. Fortunately, no employees were injured, but our six major factories sustained minimal damage. A number of smaller factories had minor damage as well. Also, due to the general conditions in the country, some distribution issues have been encountered.
The digital imaging business, except for the FinePix X100, remains unaffected. Due to the safety concerns after the earthquake of Northeast Japan, the factory responsible for production of the new Fujifilm FinePix X100 digital camera was temporarily shut down, but has now resumed production. FUJIFILM will start supplying the overseas market at the end of April.
The Tokyo Electric Power Company continues rolling black-outs and some risk from the nuclear power plant remains. Fujifilm is currently assessing if there are any other issues that could impact our manufacturing and domestic logistics in the future. Again, FUJIFILM appreciates your patience, and we will try our best to provide uninterrupted service and delivery.
In addition, to help assist those who have been affected by this disaster, FUJIFILM Corporation announced a relief package to aid in the recovery efforts. FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation will make a donation of approximately 300 million yen ($3.7M), and an additional 470 million yen ($5.7M) worth of relief supplies. In North America, Fujifilm has identified AmeriCares ® and the Canadian Red Cross to receive donations for relief. I know you join us in extending heartfelt wishes for the swift recovery and restoration of the affected communities