Despite Japan earthquake, ‘Topcon’s operation never stops’
Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) is working closely with Topcon Corporation in Tokyo and supporting efforts of all Topcon subsidiaries in response to the major earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan on March 11.
In an official statement from Topcon Corporation on March 17, it was stated:
“Topcon Corporation and its group companies express our heartfelt sympathy to the victims and their families who suffered and are still suffering from the major earthquake and tsunami. We sincerely hope for safety and swift recovery of the people and areas affected by this disaster.”
The company said the entire Topcon group is “committed to support recovery of these areas as much as possible.”
Takashi Yokokura, CEO and president of Topcon Corporation, said, “I am working diligently with my staff to overcome this tough time. Topcon’s domestic manufacturing facilities including Topcon Headquarters, Topcon Yamagata Co., Ltd. (Yamagata, Yamagata Prefecture), OPTONEXUS Co., Ltd. (Tamura, Fukushima Prefecture), and Fukushima Sokkia Co., Ltd. (Nishishirakawa, Fukushima Prefecture), Matsuda factory have recovered from the initial shock inflicted by the earthquake and tsunami. All of them are already in operation. Thus far, our factories are not affected by the problem related to the nuclear power plant.
“There might be some rumors in the market. However, please feel steady. Topcon’s operation never stops.”
He also said, “In the meantime, I would like to inform you that Topcon already has started to provide support to the area in which the earthquake and tsunami hit hardest. It may take a long time but Japan will recover.”
Topcon Corporation pledged 50 million Yen (about $650,000), which includes a cash donation, as well as GPS-based and conventional surveying equipment to relief agencies.
In addition, TPS and Sokkia, along with other Topcon America companies, have pledged a substantial amount of products to significantly assist in the recovery, clean-up and rebuilding efforts, and are exploring other ways we can assist the Japanese people.
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