Japan to Malaysia Pop goes the weasel –
“Sayonara” Many Jump Ship
Technics SL-1000R – $19,999.99 Table from Malaysia not Japan!
Half a pound of tuppenny rice
Half a pound of treacle
That’s the way the money goes
Pop, goes the weasel
FOLLOW THE MONEY – Is it Brutal Greed?
Greetings Technics Dealers,
I’d like to express our appreciation for your strong support and contribution to the continuing sales of Technics products.
This notice is to inform you that Panasonic has decided to relocate the production of Technics products currently manufactured in Utsunomiya, Japan, to our Malaysia production facilities effective April 1, 2021. This move will strengthen our logistics management by concentrating all our production resources to one facility while strengthening our competitive edge. The models involved are as follows: SL-1200GR/SL-1210GR/SL-1200G/SP-10R/SL-1000R
This change will enhance our Technics production and engineering. This process incorporates the most up-to-date technology standards and state-of-the-art mechanical manufacturing, which will ensure that the renowned Technics attention to detail will remain unchanged resulting in product quality that satisfies our most discriminating critics. As you may recall, our Malaysia factory has been manufacturing other fine products like the SC-C70MK2/SC-C30/SC-C50/SL-1200MK7/SL-1500C/SU-G700/SL-G700 and the new SU-R1000.
While we have paid due diligence to deliver as much product as possible from the Utsunomiya factory, the earliest arrivals from the new Malaysia factory will likely be end of May to mid-June. Please bear with us through the transition. The sales team will continue to provide details on your existing order fulfillment as they are informed.