In March, the company was hit by the Tohoku earthquake and its after effects. While Oki Data successfully recovered its engineering and production operations, supply chain issues persisted for several months.
The floods in Thailand proved to be a bigger issue for the company, as on November 10 one of its two main production facilities (the other is in China) was under four to five metres of water.
Some production was immediately transferred to facilities in China, Japan or northern Thailand, but it was around six weeks before the waters subsided enough to allow the retrieval of dies used in the manufacture of the company's printers.
Production at the main Thailand facility resumed at the beginning of this year. Its capacity has doubled since March, Mr Hiramoto said, and has now reached 140% of the 2011 capacity. Consequently, the company is ready to reinvest in its sales and marketing efforts, such as today's opening of the new offices and demonstration centre at Sydney's Macquarie Park.