JVC Offices Damaged; Employees Safe After Tohoku Earthquake, Tsunami
JVC Professional Products Company, Wayne, N.J., a division of JVC Americas Corp., announced its parent organization, JVC KENWOOD Holdings Inc., confirmed the safety of its employees and their immediate families following the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The company offered its deepest condolences to those who 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 also was 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 employees’ 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.
While the main production resources supplying JVC Professional seem essentially unaffected, there are still significant concerns, the company explained. 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.
In the near term, JVC Professional expects to fulfill product demands at previously expected levels, with repair parts and technical support remaining consistent as well.
JVC Professional will continue to exhibit as planned at ISC West and the NAB Show next month in Las Vegas.