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KYOCERA Holds Inauguration Ceremony for New Manufacturing Plant in Vietnam

Plant to play a key role in the Kyocera Group's business development in Vietnam through the production of ceramic packages and electronic connector components

December 17, 2014
Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) announced that it held an inauguration ceremony on December 16 to mark the launch of the company’s manufacturing plant in Vietnam. The plant consists of two factory buildings, managed by Kyocera Vietnam Company Limited (herein “KVC”) and Kyocera Connector Products Vietnam Company Limited (herein “KCPV”).

Photo: Factory building of Kyocera Vietnam Company Limited
Factory building of Kyocera Vietnam Company Limited

Photo: Inauguration ceremony held at the plant
Inauguration ceremony held at the plant

The Kyocera Group obtained the plant site in 2011 to expand its business and respond to an increasing global demand for components. KVC began production for surface mount ceramic packages in August last year, and KCPV launched production for connectors in November last year. The plant will play a central role in the future development of the Kyocera Group.

Outline
Company name Kyocera Vietnam Company Limited Kyocera Connector Products Vietnam Company Limited
Location Thăng Long Industrial Park II, Hung Yen Province
Start of construction April 2012
Completion January 2013
Start of operations August 2013 November 2013
Facility size Lot area: approx. 203,000m2
Floor space: approx. 89,000m2
Operations Manufacture of surface mount ceramic packages Manufacture of connectors

Summary of Inauguration Speech by Goro Yamaguchi, President of Kyocera Corporation

The Kyocera Group was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramic components. Since then, we have proactively diversified our business and currently deliver a diverse range of products globally, from advanced material, ceramic components and electronic devices to mobile phones, copiers, as well as services such as information and communications technology solutions

In the late 2000s, Kyocera began considering a new company base to support manufacturing. We decided to develop a base in Vietnam because of the stable political and social conditions as well as its central location in Asia. Furthermore, because there are many diligent and skillful people in the country, we believed that we could develop together with the people of Vietnam. We obtained sites at two locations in 2011 — the Thăng Long Industrial Park II in Hung Yen Province; and the VSIP Hai Phong Township, Industrial and Service Park in Hai Phong City — each with an area of 200,000m2.

At the Thăng Long Industrial Park II, Kyocera Vietnam Company launched the production of surface mount packages in August last year, and Kyocera Connector Products Vietnam began manufacturing connectors in November last year. At the VSIP Hai Phong Township, Industrial and Service Park, Kyocera Document Technology Vietnam has been manufacturing printers and copiers since October 2012. The two plants will play a central role in the future development of the Kyocera Group.

Kyocera’s a management rationale is “To provide opportunities for the material and intellectual growth of all our employees, and through our joint efforts, contribute to the advancement of society and humankind.” Through our manufacturing activities at these two plants, we hope to provide valuable opportunities for the employees, and play a part in the development of the region and Vietnam.