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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 Electronista Staff
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  1. jdonahoe

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    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%?

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