Yesterday mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson issued a statement saying they are closely following the crisis in Japan and that the safety of Sony Ericsson employees, approximately 1000 including consultants at 2 offices in Tokyo remains the highest priority.
Sony Ericsson has confirmed that none of their workers have sustained injury and that their offices have received no damage through the disaster.
However, the area in northern Japan that has been affected is home to a large part of the world’s electronics industry and the current situation will obviously have an impact on Sony Ericsson business.
Sony Ericsson is in contact with their key suppliers and is identifying the possibility of relocation of component manufacturing whilst looking for other sources of supply, but the full impact will take time to assess and thus Sony Ericsson anticipates some disruption to their supply chain operations.
Sony Ericsson also says that their thoughts go out to those affected by the tragic events in Japan, and will continue to monitor the supply situation daily.