Hirakata Plant (Osaka, Japan)

Hirakata Plant (Osaka, Japan)

Message from the Plant Manager

Kazuhisa Edahiro, Plant Manager
Kazuhisa Edahiro, Plant Manager

The Hirakata Plant is now in its 57th year of operation. While the plant is conveniently located within close proximity to the three cities of Osaka, Kyoto, and Nara, its immediate surroundings are blessed with nature's abundance. That includes the Hotani River and Yamada Pond, which is famous for bird watching, as well as the Hotani area, which is listed among the top 1000 Monitoring Sites*1 and Top 100 Villages of Japan.*2 In order to protect this rich natural environment, we carefully control the quality of air and wastewater released from the plant, conserve energy, reduce and reuse waste, and regularly clean up nearby roads and riverbeds. We also promote the 5Ss via our occupational health and safety management system to ensure that there are no accidents or disasters while improving the welfare of our employees so that they can rest knowing the place where they work is safe and sound. We owe it to our neighbors in the local community who have supported us over the years and helped us come this far. We will continue to work on activities that fulfill our corporate social responsibility.

*1 Priority rural survey areas designated by the Ministry of the Environment

*2 Selected by the Asahi Shimbun and the Forest Culture Association

Plant Overview

Plant Name Kyocera Document Solutions Hirakata Plant
Address 1-38-12, Tsudakita-machi, Hirakata-shi, Osaka, Japan
Total Site Area 46,017 m²
Total Floor Space of Buildings 58,978 m²
Greening Ratio 18.4 %
Number of Employees 250 (as of March 31, 2021)
Business Operations Manufacturing of printers and MFPs (multifunctional products), toner, and ink; storage and shipping of products and parts
October 1964
Established as Mita Industrial Co., Ltd. Hirakata Plant
November 1978
Completed an information equipment plant to increase production of the Copystar electrographic copier
July 1984
Completed a toner plant to start production of xerographic toner
May 1987
Completed a photoreceptor drum plant to start production of OPC drums
October 2000
Renamed Kyocera Mita Hirakata Corporation
November 2000
Became ISO 14001 certified for environmental management
March 2002
Became ISO 9001 certified for quality management
April 2002
Relaunched as Kyocera Mita Corporation Hirakata Plant
October 2006
Became OHSAS 18001 certified for occupational health and safety management
April 2012
Renamed Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. Hirakata Plant