Fuji Electric Corp. of America would like to provide this status report to our customers about the latest details from our Japan based offices and factories.
First, our factories and offices were not damaged in the earthquake and related events. In addition, our AC Drive employees and families have all claimed that they are unharmed. We are very happy to receive this news. Our production at Suzuka Factory is expected to have a normal production flow for the remainder of this month. However, we do have some concerns about some of our suppliers who may have been adversely impacted by the earthquake.
In a proactive effort, Fuji logistics and supply team experts have checked 77 out of 134 vendors to date. They are in the process of checking the remaining suppliers. Logistics for shipping is somewhat impacted as some ports in Japan have been closed due to Tsunami damage. Our WUXI factory in China, where 80% of our drives products are made is at full production.
Lastly, I would like to thank all of you that have called or sent emails in condolence and support of what our Japanese colleagues have suffered in the recent days. I can tell you that the spirit of the people of Japan is strong and everyone is committed in rebuilding what was lost.
Fuji Electric Corp. of America is supporting the current relief efforts via donations to an authorized charity, such as Japan Society; here is a link to the donation site if you would also like to support this humanitarian effort.
Andrew M. Urda
General Manager, AC Drives