Kenwood Updates Current Status Of Company Operations In Japan

LONG BEACH, CA (Car Entertainment) -- Long Beach, CA (March 14, 2011) – Kenwood USA Corporation offers this update on the status of its Japanese operations in the aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami in the Northeast portion of Japan.

 “Thankfully, our staff in Japan is safe due to earthquake preparedness and the special construction of our buildings,” said Junji Kobayashi, President of Kenwood USA Corporation. “Power outages and interruption of mass transit have kept most of Kenwood’s staff at home since the earthquake however we expect the infrastructure to improve in the coming week and our operations to fully resume accordingly. We appreciate the concern for our employees expressed by all those who have contacted us.”   
The severe earthquake and subsequent tsunami originated off the Northeast coast of Japan on March 9. Kenwood’s primary office facilities in Yokohama and Hachioji were not damaged due to their proximity further South and West of the quake’s epicenter. Product production of electronics is unaffected due to Kenwood’s primary manufacturing facilities being located in Malaysia. 
Kenwood will provide further company status updates as circumstances warrant. 
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Kenwood Corporate Information
Founded in 1961, Kenwood USA Corporation is a leading developer and manufacturer of audio and video products for home, car, and personal use. Offering more than 250 products, Kenwood is one of the three largest selling brands of audio and video entertainment products in the United States and is recognized by consumers and the consumer electronics industry for providing superior quality, reliability and value.
Kenwood Communications, based in Suwanee, GA, established in 1983, maintains a leadership position in North and South America for mobile and portable two-way radios and custom systems.  Clients include prominent federal, state and local government agencies and first responders and private industry including manufacturing, contracting, security, hospitality and education.   Kenwood USA Corporation, based in Long Beach, CA, is the largest subsidiary of Kenwood Corporation (Japan).
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