Olympus sends production to the rice paddies of Vietnam

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by RichA, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Hmmm. Nikon D300, made in Japan, $1700. Olympus E-3, made in China,
    $1700. Wages? Japan, $24/hr. China, maybe $0.50-$1.00.


    http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/

    Olympus to build '$44m' camera factory

    Friday 9th November 2007
    Chris Cheesman

    Olympus has announced plans to build a new digital camera plant in
    Vietnam owing to growing global demand, according to unconfirmed press
    reports.

    Construction will start in the latter part of 2008, according to a
    report by news agency AFP.

    According to the AFP article, an Olympus spokesman denied an earlier
    Japanese press report which stated that Olympus would consolidate two
    of its Chinese factories into one and transfer some operations to the
    base in Vietnam, 'where labour costs are lower'.

    The unnamed Olympus official told AFP that the Vietnamese plant would
    exist in addition to the Chinese factories.

    At the time of writing we had yet to receive an official comment from
    Olympus UK.
     
    RichA, Nov 13, 2007
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    frederick Guest

    AFAIK the D300 will be made in Thailand.
     
    frederick, Nov 13, 2007
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