Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

Sharp to Double LCD-TV Output Capacity in Spain
Oct 27, 2003
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

Sharp Corp. has said it will double the output capacity of its liquid crystal display (LCD) television plant in Spain to 40,000 units a month as early as April to meet growing demand for flat-display TVs in Europe.

The production increase reflects the increasing shift in demand worldwide toward more advanced products with large thin displays.

The Japanese consumer electronics maker said it expects sales of LCD TVs in Europe to top its earlier projection of 220,000 for this fiscal year through March. It sold 110,000 LCD TVs in Europe last fiscal year.

Sharp assembles 13- to 30-in LCD TVs at its subsidiary's plant in Barcelona, Spain. With the planned addition of 37-in LCD TVs - the company's largest - to its production lineup early next year, the Spanish plant will be turning out the company's full LCD TV range.

The Spanish unit will also specialize in the production of LCD TVs and stop manufacturing conventional cathode-ray tube (CRT) TVs. It began producing CRT TVs in 1986, but output has fallen to a few hundred thousand units a year due to falling demand.

From next year, the Spanish unit will outsource production of CRT TVs to local companies or import units made in China and Mexico. It plans to halt sales of CRT TVs by the end of 2005 and focus on LCD TVs instead.

Sharp has already halted production of CRT TVs in Japan, but the move to do so in Spain would mark its first at an overseas base.

The company has also said it is considering raising its output capacity for high-resolution small LCD panels in Japan. (Dow Jones)

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Jul 31, 2014: LG Home Appliance, LG Air Conditioning See Lower Quarterly Sales

Jul 31, 2014: AHAM Canada New Chair is Doell of Samsung Electronics Canada

Jul 29, 2014: Jarden Reports Record Net Sales in 2Q

Jul 29, 2014: LG USA Names VanderWaal to Head Marketing

Jul 29, 2014: Smart Meters May Provide An Entrance Point for Cyber Attacks on the Connected Home

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

March 2014: Market Research - 62nd Annual U.S. Appliance Industry Forecast
February 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: December 2013
January 2014: Market Research - Appliance Historical Statistical Review: 1954-2012
January 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: November 2013




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Pharmalive | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows