Sharp's Thai Subsidiary Achieves Cumulative Production Milestone

Sharp's Thai Subsidiary Achieves Cumulative Production Milestone of 10 Million
Osaka, Mar 11, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  At the end of February 2013, Sharp
Appliances (Thailand) Ltd. (SATL) - Sharp Corporation's subsidiary in
Thailand for the production and sale of home appliances - reached the
cumulative production total of 10 million refrigerator units. 
SATL started production of refrigerators for the Thai market in May 1988, with
an annual capacity of 30,000 units. It has since grown into a major
manufacturing base that exports to approximately 100 countries, with a focus on
emerging markets in ASEAN. Other export destinations include China, Japan, and
countries in the Middle East, Oceania, Europe, and the Americas. SATL's
current annual capacity is 1.5 million units. 
Today, SATL has a broad product lineup with refrigerators ranging from small
direct-cooling, single-door models to ultra-large fan-cooling, four-door
models. In March 2013, to mark the 10-million-unit milestone, SATL will
introduce a two-door, bottom-freezer model with Sharp's unique dual-swing
door - the first such model developed for ASEAN markets. 
SATL is striving to improve the efficiency of its production system for the
global market, especially for ASEAN countries where demand for home appliances
is expected to increase. Also, the company is making further efforts to supply
products that better suit the lifestyles of each destination country. 
Overview of SATL 

Name           Sharp Appliances (Thailand) Ltd. (SATL)
Location       Bangpakong, Chachoengsao, Thailand
President      Takashi Suzuki
Established    January 1987
Capital        948,650,000 Thai baht (wholly-owned Sharp subsidiary)
Employees      Approximately 2,300
Main business  Manufacture and sale of refrigerators, air conditioners,
               washing machines, microwave ovens, air purifiers,
               rice cookers, ion generators, etc.

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and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of
electronics.  As a leader in liquid crystal displays (LCDs) and digital
technologies, Sharp offers one of the broadest and most advanced lines of
consumer electronics, information products and electronic components, while
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