Manufacturing and shipment of DISCO products
This is an update regarding the effects of the Japan earthquake.
This press release is based on the latest information as of March 25.
Precision Processing Equipment
Shipments for March and April will proceed as scheduled. Information for shipments scheduled for May will be released on April 1. Measures will be implemented to deal with potential disruption in supplies of parts and raw materials, such as modified designs and sourcing from alternative suppliers.
Precision Diamond Products
As stated in the March 15 press release, DISCO has a 6 month supply of raw materials in stock as part of our BCM (business continuity management) measures. We are continuously repleneshing this stock to ensure a constant 6 month supply to maintain our production and shipment schedule.
Supply of Parts
The current supply system will be maintained for both domestic and overseas customers. Please be assured that the total amount of damage sustained to our stock of parts amounted to approximately 400,000 yen from a total value of over 2,000,000,000 yen. Disruptions to shipping is limited to some areas of the Tohoku region due to damage to roads/railways.