Monday, March 14, 2011

Molex people safe and operations undamaged by Japanese earthquake

LISLE, USA: Molex Inc., a global electronic components company, reported that its employees in Japan were safe and that none of its three facilities were damaged in the massive earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011.

Molex has major operations in Shizouka, Kagoshima and Yamato City, none of which are in the northeastern part of the country that was hardest hit by the earthquake and tsunami.

“Our first priority has been to make certain that our people were safe,” said Martin P. Slark, vice chairman and CEO, Molex. “None of our manufacturing operations were damaged and are operating normally today. However, we know that some of our customers and suppliers were not as fortunate and our thoughts are with them and all of the people of Japan as they deal with one of the worst disasters in Japan’s history.

With the situation also evolving rapidly in regard to transportation and infrastructure issues, we do not yet know what the effect will be on Molex’s business. As we work to assess how this will affect Molex, our business continuity teams are working to ensure we continue to supply customers.”

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