Japanese nonferrous metal processors are forced temporary suspension of their Thai factories due to heavy flood. Fujikura announced on Tuesday several group companies in Ayutthaya Province are damaged and suspended by flood with no human damage. Other group companies in Navanakorn industrial estate of Pathum Thani province are also suspending operations to secure employees and assets though the factories are not immersed. The rest group companies in Thailand are keeping operations. Fujikura is now collecting detailed information about the flood damage.Productive facilities are partially damaged and operations are suspended at Ayutthaya plant of Fujikura Electronics (Thailand), Rojana plant of Fujikura SHS, those which are located in Rojana industrial estate of Ayutthaya province, and Yoneden (Thailand) located in Saharattananakorn industrial estate of Ayutthaya province. Fujikura SHS’s other plant in High-Tech industrial estate, Ayutthaya is also suspended to secure employee safety. These plants cover production of flexible printed circuit (FPC), thermal components and electronic wires. In Navanakorn industrial estate, Navanakorn plant of Fujikura Electronics (Thailand) and DDK (Thailand) are located, those which cover production of electronic wire, thermal components, FPC, metal mold and connectors. Other Japanese nonferrous metal processors are also suspending operations due to heavy flood. Kobe Electronics Material (Thailand), Kobe Steel’s subsidiary to process copper alloy sheet and strip for electronic components in High-Tech industrial estate, has suspended operation for October 7-11 and recommencement has not been assigned. Japanese major nonferrous metal dealer, Yamakin (Japan) has also suspended operation of its subsidiary in High-Tech industrial estate, Yamakin (Thailand) since October 10. Yamakin (Thailand) will be suspended by October 18. The industrial estate conducted operative suspension to the companies though these plants’ facilities are not immersed. Hirakawa Hewtech announced its subsidiary in Saharattananakorn industrial estate was partially immersed and damaged by flood.
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