Will Nikon be out of business in 5 years?

Started Oct 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bill Robb
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Re: Will Nikon be out of business in 5 years?
In reply to Jeff, Oct 30, 2013

Jeff wrote:

Bill Robb wrote:

Jeff_Donald wrote:

Just something to think about when a company is so "invested" in just one business and not diversified.

Christopher Chute from market intelligence firm IDC predicts Nikon may be out of business in 5 years if the trend continues.

“You’re talking about a 10-15% decline in DSLR shipments all over the world. Which is kind of shocking because that market’s been growing double digits for almost ten years. Nikon recently said they have a five year plan to address this. And my view is, that five year plan should have come out five years ago. They’re not going to be around in five years.”

Let's hope for the industries sake that this is not the case.

Nikon is invested heavily in cameras and not much else because they are the camera division of Mitsubishi heavy industries. They aren't going anywhere.

This is an impressively wrong interpretation of the Mitsubishi kieretsu.

If you go to the Mitsubishi website, you will find Nikon Imaging Japan, Nikon Corporation, etc listed as part of the Mitsubishi group of companies. You can call it a kieretsu if you like, it doesn't change that Nikon is owned by Mitsubishi.

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