FUJIFILM - South Carolina awarded production in global Quicksnap consolidation project


GREENWOOD, SC – August 22, 2007 – FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., recently received the news from its global corporate headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, that the company has approved a proposal to make the Greenwood, SC factory the primary worldwide manufacturing site for QuickSnap one time use cameras. Upon implementation, Fujifilm's Greenwood operations will produce more than 80% of the worldwide demand for Fujifilm's QuickSnap cameras.

Once the consolidation of manufacturing facilities is completed, FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., will produce QuickSnap cameras for the markets in the Asia - Pacific areas in addition to its current markets. "This great news is the result of almost a year of study, improvement plans, and preparation," said Nick Sekiguchi, President, FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., "This is a clear indication that the Greenwood complex remains one of the major strategic manufacturing hubs for the FUJIFILM global organization even though the announcement does not translate into more jobs or more factories."

"In fact," Sekiguchi continued, "the board's approval of our consolidation plan confirms that Greenwood, South Carolina is one of the most efficient and cost effective FUJIFILM operations in the world."

Recently, the color photographic paper factory, K Plant, has seen production increase as Fujifilm gains market share from competitors who are exiting the business. In addition, Fujifilm Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., is now producing color photographic paper for many new markets in Southeast Asia. The PS plate factory, P Plant, is in full production of CTP (computer-to-plate) printing plates, and is experiencing record demand for the state-of-the-art digital products. Additionally, production for its new large format projecttion screen -- the SCRAMscreen, is increasing. These new screens have recently been installed in Heinz Stadium in Pittsburgh and Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville.


FUJIFILM Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc., began manufacturing operations in South Carolina in 1988. The Greenwood manufacturing complex is currently comprised of five high technology manufacturing plants, the Greenwood Research Laboratories, and the largest Fujifilm distribution center in the world. The 1,100 Associates employed at the 500-acre complex currently manufacture digital and conventional pre-sensitized plates, QuickSnap one-time-use recyclable cameras, color photographic paper, medical imaging products, and projection screens.

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