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KYOCERA Begins Operations at its First Manufacturing Facility in India

Kyocera CTC Precision Tools Private Limited to commence production of industrial cutting tools for the Indian market

February 18, 2014
Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) today announced that construction has been completed on the Kyocera Group’s first manufacturing plant in India, and that a completion ceremony was held on February 17 to mark the start of trial operations at “KYOCERA CTC Precision Tools Private Limited*.”

Photo:Kyocera CTC Precision Tools Private Limited
Kyocera CTC Precision Tools Private Limited


The establishment of Kyocera CTC Precision Tools is intended to strengthen the company’s cutting tools business in the Indian market, where demand for industrial cutting tools is expanding rapidly. The industrial cutting tool market in India is expected to grow the fastest of all newly developing countries based on the growth in the automotive, industrial machinery, energy, and infrastructure markets. Furthermore, with price competition intensifying among automotive manufacturers in India, there is a growing priority for purchasing domestically made products.

Seeing these market trends in India, Kyocera CTC Precision Tools began construction of the new manufacturing plant in November 2012 in order to expand its cutting tool business in the country.

“The Kyocera Group delivers a diverse range of products globally, from fine ceramic components, electronic devices, and cutting tools to mobile phones, copiers, solar power generating systems and services such as information and communications technology solutions. As our first manufacturing site in India, we hope that Kyocera CTC Precision Tools will act as a springboard for the Group’s further business expansion in the country,” stated Kyocera Corporation Chairman Tetsuo Kuba during a speech given at the completion ceremony. “We are delighted to work with our partners in India at this new manufacturing plant and hope that our business will help contribute to the development of Jamshedpur and India.”

Photo:Tetsuo Kuba, Chairman of Kyocera Corporation (third from the right), and Ramesh Agarwalla, Management Director of CTC (India) Private Limited (third from the left)
Tetsuo Kuba, Chairman of Kyocera Corporation (third from the right), and Ramesh Agarwalla, Management Director of CTC (India) Private Limited (third from the left)


Outline
Company name KYOCERA CTC Precision Tools Private Limited
Location Jamshedpur, Jharkhand (eastern India)
Start of construction November 2012
Start of trial operation December 2013
Manufacturing plant size Lot area: approx. 8,000m2
Floor space: approx. 7,000m2 (2-story building)
Operations Manufacture of industrial cutting tools (inserts, tool holders)
Production targets Begin producing 100,000 inserts per month


Kyocera Cutting Tool Business in India

Kyocera currently has sales offices in four cities in India including Gurgaon, Chennai, Bengaluru (Bangalore) and Pune; and in September 2012 also established a technical center for cutting tools in Gurgaon to support the needs of local customers by providing a technical support system. With the start of manufacturing at the new plant, Kyocera has established a three-pillared structure along with sales and technical support; aiming to expand sales of cutting tools in India.

* Kyocera CTC Precision Tools Private Limited is a manufacturing company jointly established by Kyocera Asia Pacific Private Limited (President: Kenji Aonuma), Kyocera Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary dedicated to sales in the Asia-Pacific region, and CTC (India) Private Limited (Management Director: Ramesh Agarwalla), an industrial cutting tool manufacturer focusing on the manufacture of micro drills for printed circuit boards and hole-making tools called Micro Industrial Tools.