Daikin Factory in Japan Begins Phased-in Production
It has been one week since I reported to you on the situation of the Daikin Factory in Kashima, Japan. This week we were informed that Daikin’s plan was to begin phased-in production beginning today, April 1, 2011. In a letter dated March 29 posted on the Daikin-America website, we learn that they will begin with batch processes used to make additives for some of thier key polymers while they work to secure other needed materials, such as packaging, which are in short supply in Japan.
This morning a new press release was posted on Daikin’s corporate website (dated April 1, 2011) which states “with the return of electrical power and drainage facilities together with satisfactory progress made in plant inspection and similar activities, we are beginning phased-in production from April 1st…Since an unpredictable factor exists in the restoration of infrastructure as well as procurement conditions for production resources, factory operations may be affected in the future. ”
So good news for now, and we will continue to monitor the situation and update you here as more information becomes available.