Malaysia – Imaging brand Nikon in Malaysia has announced on Twitter that it will be ceasing its operations by January 1st of 2021.
The reason for the halt is its change in distributor, where local photography equipment and services provider Futuromic Photo AV will now be standing as the brand’s authorized distributor, to run its sales and after-sales service for its imaging products and activities. Meanwhile, engineering firm QES will remain the distributor for its industrial metrology business.
The Japan-born brand started operating in Malaysia in 2001, and has been a renowned name in photography products, offering camera models, lenses, sport optics, and other imaging accessories.
Several fans on Twitter expressed their thanks to the brand’s service.
“Forever a special place in my heart, banyak berjasa,” said one user, with the last phrase meaning “a lot of merit.”
Meanwhile, another user recounted how he learned basic photography through Nikon’s backdoor mini classes in 2010.
“I learnt basic photography from @nikonmalaysia when they had official branch at alamanda putrajaya back in 2010. Belakang kedai ada ruang untuk mini classes. Thank you.”
Other Twitter users took the chance to poke on the subsequent closures of the brand starting from Indonesia, who made the announcement in October on Instagram.
“One after another,” one user said accompanied by a broken heart emoji, while another tweeted, “First, Nikon Indonesia, then Nikon Malaysia. Hmm,” showing a curious face emoji.
Nikon Malaysia said it will be operating as usual until the said date of closure.