16 Nov '11, 4am

Tech firms in Thailand need 2-6 months to recover: The flooding in central provinces of Thailand should continue...

Tech firms in Thailand need 2-6 months to recover: The flooding in central provinces of Thailand should continue...

Reuters Wednesday, Nov 16, 2011 THAILAND'S flood-hit electronics sector is expected to take two to six months to resume operations now that floodwater in central Ayutthaya province is receding, the head of a private industry group said yesterday. The flooding in central provinces of Thailand should continue to affect the industry's supply chain until early next year, Sampan Silapanad, president of the Electronics and Computer Employers' Association, told Reuters. "The earliest should be two months from November. That means some factories may be able to restart part of their flood-hit plants in early January," he said, adding about 40 per cent of the association's 47 corporate members were affected by floods. The computer sector would be hardest hit by supply disruption as the industry relied on parts from Thai suppliers, Sampan said, adding it was difficult to estimate the...

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