Monday, September 01, 2008

Hoya to Liquidate Pentax Factory in Guangzhou China

Here is the third piece of news about Hoya to liquidate subsidiary Pentax units, I have not much more to write and say, go read yourself the official press article released today:-

http://www.hoya.co.jp/english/news/latest/20080901.pdf

Just do note that this very young factory, which is just 3.5 years old by now, is to be closed down by this financial year end. The scale of this factory is not small and is comparable in scale and value to the Pentax Shanghai factory, which will be executed on the same day March 31, 2009.

2 Comments:

nlx said...

Well i understand the logic behind it : when Steve Jobs came back to Apple the 1st things he did was to cut the stuff that didn't sell well and some of those projects was doing not so bad, it was sad times. But then he acquire Next and hired new people etc.

I hope the second step of Hoya is to invest in the future. If not it would mean that either they :

1) are stupid people
2) are tryin to make Pentax ina 'good shape' to sell it to someone (and even if Pentax is not very doin well recently i can imagine it could be highly interesting for some corp that want to invest the DSLR market for the future (could be Samsung, or Fuji, or some corp we can't think off yet).

about samsung :
http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2008/08/world-exclusive.html

RiceHigh said...

> If not it would mean that either they :
> 1) are stupid people

They probably are not and should be quite smart.

> 2) are tryin to make Pentax ina 'good shape' to sell it to someone

It seems to be. From day one, Hoya's target has been the medical division but not the camera division..

> (and even if Pentax is not very doin well recently i can imagine it could be highly interesting for some corp that want to invest the DSLR market for the future (could be Samsung, or Fuji, or some corp we can't think off yet).

But the problem is: would they really take up the burden? They will need to do many things before it will be profitable and the risk level may not be small. As for Fuji, they have been in the Nikon camp for years and its very unlikely for them to be (ever) interested in the Pentax system, I think.

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