Western Digital Corp, the world's leading hard drive maker, resumed production at one of its two plants in Thailand this week, estimating the floods will cost the company between US$225 million and $275 million this quarter.
The California-based firm restarted production at one of its buildings in Bang Pa-in, Ayutthaya, a week ahead of schedule.
The plant had been inundated since mid-October. Slider manufacturing equipment was removed for assessment and refurbishment, and production resumed Nov 30.
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