Kyocera Document Solutions to Build Third Plant at Its Vietnam Plant to Increase Production Capacity

June 29, 2018

Japan, June 29, 2018 – Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. (President: Norihiko Ina), one of the world's leading document solutions companies, has announced its decision to build a third plant at Kyocera Document Technology Vietnam Company Limited (hereinafter “Vietnam Plant,” led by President Masaru Ueda). This development will lead to an increased production capacity in line with the acceleration of the production of its multifunctional products (MFPs) and printers.

At the new plant, Kyocera will focus on expanding its production system, thereby enhancing the ability to produce parts in-house, and increase logistics efficiency to deal with the production increase of MFPs and printers. Kyocera will also make active use of IoT to collect a variety of other information sources to visualize the production line operating status in the plant, thereby automating feedback on the collected data that will further improve efficiency.

KYOCERA Vietnam Plant

The Vietnam Plant, which started production in October 2012, is the second overseas plant of Kyocera Document Solutions after the Shilong Plant in China. The Vietnam Plant is intended to be a complex serving not only as a manufacturing base for MFPs and printers but also as an R&D facility. For that purpose, the Vietnam Plant relocates its Vietnamese employees to Kyocera Document Solutions R&D Center (Headquarters) as trainees and provide this talented workforce with a working environment where they can fully exert their capabilities. Kyocera will continue to contribute to the stimulation of the Vietnamese economy by increasing the production of its document processing products and support the development of the local community by creating job opportunities.

Overview of Third plant

Plant Name Kyocera Document Technology Vietnam Company Limited Third plant
Location Within the premises of the Plant
Building Area 14,518m²
Total Floor Area 31,948m²(Reinforced Concrete , two-story building)
Start of Construction July 2018
Start of Regular Production July 2019
Production Item MFPs and printer parts manufacturing, toner filling, and distribution warehouse operation

Overview of whole plant

Operation Kyocera Document Technology Vietnam Company Limited
Address Land lots No. 56A, 56B, 56C, VSIP Haiphong Township, Industrial and Service Park, Dinh Vu – Cat Hai Economic Zone, An Lu commune, Thuy Nguyen District, Hai Phong City, Vietnam
President Masaru Ueda
Total Site Area 200,446m²
Total Floor Space of Buildings 108,564m²(including third plant)
Total Greenspace Area 40,088m²(greening ratio:20.0%)
Number of Employees 4,354 (as of the end of May 2018)
Business Description Manufacture of MFPs and printers
History October 2012 : Started manufacturing MFPs and printers
April 2013 : Acquired ISO 14001 environmental certification
April 2013 : Started operation of a toner filling line
December 2014 : Started operation of a mold shop
December 2015 : Started operation of a molding shop
April 2019 (plan) : Completion of the third plant

*VSIP : Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (an industrial complex development project jointly run by the Vietnamese and Singaporean governments).

**This news release is intended for media purposes, and is current of the date of publication. Information is subject to change without notice.

About Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. headquartered in Osaka, Japan is a leading manufacturer of document imaging solutions and document management systems, including color and monochrome multifunctional products and printers and wide format devices. Kyocera's products are renowned for their unique long-life imaging components that provide greater reliability and less waste – resulting in a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over the life of the product. The Kyocera Document Solutions portfolio does not stop at hardware. A full suite of business applications and consultative services allows customers to optimize and manage their document workflow, unleashing the full potential of their hardware investment.

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a core company of Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components. During the year ended March 31, 2018, Kyocera Corporation's net sales totaled 371 billion yen.