i-Pro Adds Manufacturing in Japan

By Angelique Chen, Published Jan 23, 2023, 09:15am EST (Info+)

i-Pro recently became fully independent of Panasonic and is now adding manufacturing in Japan, a move the company told IPVM will help ensure American i-Pro buyers obtain made-in-Japan—instead of made-in-PRC China—products.

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In this report, based on an email interview with i-Pro, IPVM examines the details of the move, including how i-Pro is balancing made-in-China versus made-in-Japan products and how this contrasts with other companies moving manufacturing out of the PRC.

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Comments (3)

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**** ***** *-*** ** ******* ** respond, **** *-*** ********* *** *********:

**** *-*** ********* **** *********, *** China ******* *** *********** **** ********* to *-*** *** ********* ** ******* global *************. *** ************* ******** ** Japan ** * ******** ***** ** Panasonic **** *** ********** ******** ************ equipment.

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**** ** *****! * **** **!

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