June 5, 2013
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. (President: Katsumi Komaguchi) announced that KYOCERA Document Technology Vietnam Co., Ltd. (General Director: Osami Fukao) in VSIP* Hai Phong, Vietnam held an opening ceremony in commemoration of the start of full-scale operations of its new manufacturing facility on June 4, 2013.
About 200 people attended the ceremony, including Mr. Dang Huy Dong, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment of Vietnam; and representatives from the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam, the local city government, VSIP Hai Phong, and associated companies.
KYOCERA Document Technology Vietnam was established in July 2011 as the first major company to set up facilities in the VSIP Hai Phong. In October 2012, the company completed construction of phase 1 of its factory and started production of printers and multifunctional products as originally scheduled, subsequently followed by toner production from April 2013. The company currently employs about 500 locals.
“We’re very glad to deliver our products from this factory to our customers throughout the world. We’ll contribute to the promotion of prosperity and economic development in this region with the success of this factory,” said Osami Fukao at the ceremony. As the company’s second largest manufacturing facility next to its factory in China (Dongguan, Guangdong Province), KYOCERA Document Technology Vietnam aims to expand the production scale of mainly lower segment printers and multifunctional products for SMB offices and developing countries based on KYOCERA’s unique long-life design technology.
|*||VSIP: Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park, initiated by the governments of Vietnam and Singapore.|
|Company name||KYOCERA Document Technology Vietnam Co., Ltd.|
|Location||VSIP Hai Phong, Hai Phong City, Vietnam|
|General Director||Mr. Osami Fukao|
(wholly-funded by KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.)
|Start of operations||October 2012|
|Site area||200,000 m2 (approx. 2,153,000 ft2)|
|Total floor area||70,000 m2 (approx. 753,000 ft2)
(1st phase of construction: 2-story building)
|Production items||Printers ⁄ multifunctional products; others such as parts and supplies|
|Employees||5,000 (planned by FY2017)|