KYOCERA to Build New Manufacturing Plant in Kanagawa, Japan for Conductive and Insulation Pastes

New facility will provide 50% increase in production capacity for
pastes used in semiconductors and electronics

KYOTO, Japan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971) today announced that it has started
construction of a new manufacturing facility on the premises of its
Kawasaki manufacturing complex in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The new
facility will allow Kyocera to increase its production capacity by 50%
for conductive and insulation pastes utilized in applications ranging
from semiconductors and digital devices to automotive electronics and
energy products.


The new facility will increase the plant’s total production capacity for
various pastes including silver (Ag) paste, as demand is expected to
grow in the automotive market. Kyocera began construction in October and
plans to open the facility in April 2020.

The Kawasaki manufacturing complex has produced both conductive and
insulation pastes for electronic components and semiconductors since it
began operations in 1962. Many of the high thermal-conductivity pastes
the plant produces are supplied to the power device market, which has
grown rapidly in recent years. In addition to the pastes, the
manufacturing complex has produced insulating varnishes through a
proprietary combination of resin-synthesizing and insulating-material
technologies. The plant’s insulating varnishes are widely used for
electrical components such as motors and transformers found in consumer
appliances.

 

Details of the New Plant

Name   Kyocera Corporation Kawasaki Plant, New Primary Facility
Location

Premises of Kyocera’s Kanagawa Kawasaki Plant
9-2
Chidori-cho, Kawasaki-ku Kawasaki Kanagawa 210-0865 Japan

Total investment Approximately 2.6 billion yen (23.1 million USD)
Building area 1,603 m2 (steel frame construction with 4 stories)
Total floor space 6,144 m2
Construction plan

Construction Start: October 2018
Manufacturing Start
(Planned): April 2020

Main products Conductive and insulation pastes
First-year production plan   Approximately 3.2 billion yen (from April 2020 through March 2021)
 

For more information, please visit https://global.kyocera.com/news/2018/1003_gvnd.html

About
KYOCERA

Kyocera
Corporation
(TOKYO:6971) (https://global.kyocera.com/),
the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in
1959 as a producer of fine
ceramics
(also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these
engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other
technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of semiconductor
packages, industrial and automotive components, electronic devices,
solar power generating systems, printers, copiers and mobile phones.
During the year ended March 31, 2018, the company’s consolidated net
sales totaled 1.58 trillion yen (approx. USD14.9 billion). Kyocera
appears on the “Top 100 Global Innovators” list by Clarivate Analytics
and is ranked #612 on Forbes magazine’s 2018 “Global 2000” list of the
world’s largest publicly traded companies.

Contacts

KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
Natsuki Doi, +81-(0)75-604-3416
Corporate
Communications
webmaster.pressgl@kyocera.jp
Fax:
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