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March 12, 1987

NEC FACSIMILE MACHINES FOR US MARKET PART PRODUCED IN TAIWAN AND FINISHED IN AMERICA TO COUNTER EFFECT OF HIGH YEN

By CBR Staff Writer

Japanese companies are having to go in for increasingly ingenious juggling acts to counteract the fierce impact of the soaraway Yen on their manufacturing costs: to get the best cost equation, NEC Corp is having to ship the image-sensors and other advanced electronics for its US facsimile machines from Japan to Teco Electric Machinery Co in Taiwan, which will produce frames and other basic hardware, and ship the semi-finished manufactures to NEC America Inc’s plant to be completed for sale in North America.

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