CONFIRMS SAFETY OF EMPLOYEES
TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE, TSUNAMI
- WAYNE, NJ (March 22,
JVC Professional Products Company,
a division of JVC Americas Corp., today announced
its parent organization, JVC
Kenwood Holdings, Inc., has confirmed the safety of its employees and their
immediate families following the recent Tohoku earthquake and
tsunami. The company has offered its deepest condolences to those
who have lost loved ones during the tragedy.
- Some of the company’s
offices in Japan suffered minor damage, but they were repaired
quickly and have been back in operation since March 14. There was
also damage to some sales and service offices in Sendai, Miyagi
Prefecture, as well as warehouses operated for JVC Kenwood Group by
third parties, which are currently being repaired.
- JVC Kenwood Group
established a response headquarters soon after the earthquake, and
is continuing to confirm the safety of employee relatives whom they
have been unable to contact. The company also donated 300 pieces of
communication equipment – 200 land mobile radios and 100
license-free transceivers – that allow people to send and receive
messages without relying on public infrastructure.
the main production resources supplying JVC Professional seem
essentially unaffected, there are still significant concerns. In
Japan, the company is coping with projected rolling power blackouts,
and transport vehicles are being used for emergency support in areas
damaged by the tsunami. In addition, JVC is studying the situation
of its numerous component suppliers.
the near term, JVC Professional expects to fulfill product demands
at previously expected levels, with repair parts and technical
support remaining consistent as well. Plus, many JVC Professional
products use widely available, non-proprietary consumables, such as
recording media and projector lamps. If there is an unexpected
disruption in JVC supply distribution, most product owners will have
alternative consumable supply options.
Professional will continue to exhibit as planned at ISC West and the
Show next month in Las Vegas, Nev.
- ABOUT JVC PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTS COMPANY
Headquartered in Wayne,
New Jersey, JVC Professional Products Company, a division of JVC
Americas Corp., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Victor Company of
Japan Ltd. JVC is a leading manufacturer and distributor of
broadcast and professional video and audio equipment. For further
product information, visit JVC’s Web
site at http://pro.jvc.com
or call (800)582-5825.
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