toggle

AAPL Stock: 113.29 ( + 0.37 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

WD: hard drive production in Thailand affected by floods

updated 10:35 am EDT, Wed October 12, 2011

Thaliand floods cause WD to halt HDD production

Western Digital Corp. on Wednesday announced its hard drive production in its factory near Bangkok, Thailand has been stemmed due to the recent floods in the region. The current quarter's production will drop as the floods took out transportation channels, utilities, supplier facilities, and sometimes employee homes. The company was happy to say that its 37,000 employees in the region weren't hurt.

WD is working on restoring production ahead of the needed repairs. Last quarter, WD shipped 60 percent of the 54 million hard drives it produced from Thailand.

The company is working with its suppliers to make the most use of the reduced parts and production. The WD facilities are operational, but production has been temporarily frozen to prevent damage to equipment and workers.

More information is promised on October 19 during a conference call.




by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

  1. jdonahoe

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    WD holding back drives already produced?

    "Last quarter, WD shipped 60 percent of the 54 million hard drives it produced from Thailand."

    Does this mean WD is sitting on the other 40%?

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

Wren V5US Wireless Sound System

If you're a music fanatic, chances are you are, by extension, a bit fanatical about what you listen to your music on. If you're like ...

toggle

Most Commented