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KYOCERA Opens New Manufacturing Facility in China for Industrial Cutting Tools

June 22, 2016
Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) announced that it completed a new manufacturing facility in Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province, China, aimed at further strengthening the company’s industrial cutting tool business in the country.

Photo: New manufacturing facility   Photo: scene from completion ceremony held on June 3
New manufacturing facility (left) and
scene from completion ceremony held on June 3 (right)

This is the fourth Kyocera manufacturing facility in China (Dongguan, Zhuhai and Shanghai), which enables fully integrated production for industrial cutting tools in the region. The four locations give the Company enhanced cooperation, capacity and flexibility to quickly meet the diversified needs of customers in China and enhance customer support as it aims to further increase sales in the region. The new plant will produce carbide inserts.

On June 3, a completion ceremony was held at Kyocera Precision Tools (Ganzhou) Co., Ltd. (KPTG) in Ganzhou City. KPTG was established in January 2015 as a joint venture between Kyocera and a tungsten refining company in China, Ganzhou Grand Sea W&Mo Group Co., Ltd., in order to meet the growing demand for industrial cutting tools in the automotive industry in China — where more automobiles are manufactured than in any other country in the world.

Outline of Facility
Location Ganzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone
Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province, China
Start of construction June 2015
Start of operation January 2016
Facility size Lot area: Approx. 20,000m2
Total floor space: 23,000m2 (2-story building)
Operations Manufacture of carbide inserts