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Sony, Canon, Nikon Facilities Recovering from Thai Floods

Flooding in Bangkok Flooding in Bangkok
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Monsoon rain and flooding last October in Thailand caused significant losses for Nikon, Canon and Sony manufacturing plants in the region.

According to the Bangkok Post, the industrial park where Sony resides suffered $1 million in damages. Floodwaters there took nearly a month to recede.

Sony's plant, which produces CCS and CMOS sensors for Sony, Nikon and various smartphones, such as Apple's iPhone, suffered the worst flooding damage, with the plant almost completely submerged.

Countrywide, monsoons flooded 3.4 million acres of farmland and damaged or destroyed around 700,000 homes.