QMT News: April 2011
Mitutoyo issue an official announcement on the earthquake and tsunami

Japanese metrology company, Mitutoyo has issued an  official announcement concerning the effects of the recent  earthquake/Tsunami in Japan.

The company’s president, Mr.T. Nakagawa said in his statement,  “You will all be aware of the catastrophe that has befallen Japan – tens of thousands have been killed or are missing, much housing and infrastructure has been destroyed – and nuclear facilities are seriously damaged.

We therefore extend our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the earthquake and tsunami victims and hope that it will not be long before they can start to rebuild their lives.”

Turning to the effect the events hare having on the Mitutoyo Corporation, Mr Nakagawa  said that, up to that time,  there were  no reported  injuries to any of the company’s employees.

Immediately after the earthquake, Mitutoyo set up an emergency task force to evaluate and propose countermeasures to the damage that the company suffered.
 “It is with some relief that only one of our ten factories in Japan has been damaged. This is our Kiyohara Factory in the Utsunomiya area (160kms north of Tokyo and which makes  linear scales and the electronic modules for Mitutoyo’s range of Digimatic instruments.)”, reported Mr. Nakagawa.

“As a consequence, we have been forced to cease production at this factory. We are now in the process of checking and planning the repair of this factory with the least possible delay.

In addition we are restricted by the rationing, by Government Order, of both electricity and water.”
Mr  Nakagawa said, “We are doing our utmost to minimize the effects caused by this earthquake but regretfully we have to expect delays to shipments for some products.” He concluded by asking  for understanding in these exceptional circumstances.



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