Kyocera Completes New Fully Automated Production Plant in China for Organic Photo Conductor (OPC) Drum

Inaugural Ceremony was held August 9, 2018 in new plant facility

FAIRFIELD, N.J. – August 20, 2018 – KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc. (President: Norihiko Ina), one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, has announced that it has completed construction of a new plant for Organic Photo Conductor (OPC) drums in Dongguan, Guangdong, China, which has been under development since July 2017. The new plant was constructed on the property of Kyocera’s major production site in China, KYOCERA Document Technology (Dongguan) Co., Ltd., (hereinafter, “the Plant”).
 
As Kyocera’s major production facility, the Plant produces OPC drums (consumable), multifunctional products (MFPs), and printers. With increasing orders for MFPs and printers, it is imperative that Kyocera increase production of OPC drums used for mid and low speed machines. Kyocera decided to expand its production facility to meet the growing demand for OPC drums.

The new eco-friendly, three-story plant with a total floor area of 11,400m2, is equipped with recycling systems to treat drainage water and exhaust gases that are generated during the production process. By almost fully automating the manufacturing process, and introducing new production equipment, Kyocera plans to expand production capability by 2020 over 2.5 times the current capacity.

“Now we can secure the drum production capacity to satisfy increasing demand for MFPs and printers in emerging markets with the completion of this new plant. We will nevertheless further improve the overall productivity in the Plant, by actively promoting automation and adopting the Internet of Things (IoT) in the production of not only drums, but also MFPs and printers,” said Susumu Komaki, General Manager, KYOCERA Document Technology Co., Ltd.,

ABOUT KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTIONS AMERICA

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, Inc. (https://usa.kyoceradocumentsolutions.com), headquartered in Fairfield, N.J., is a leading provider of computer-connectable document imaging and document management systems, including network-ready digital MFPs/printers, laser printers, color MFPs/printers, digital laser facsimiles, and multifunctional and wide format imaging solutions. KYOCERA Document Solutions America is a group company of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., a core company of the KYOCERA Corporation, the world's leading developer and manufacturer of advanced ceramics and associated products, including telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages and electronic components.

KYOCERA Document Solutions America, the first document solutions company with third-party certified sales data, has received numerous honors for its products’ high performance, reliability, and cost efficiency. KYOCERA Corporation's consolidated net revenues were in excess of $14 billion for the fiscal year ending on March 31, 2018.

 

Overview of second plant for OPC drums

Plant Name

KYOCERA Document Technology (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.
Second plant for OPC drums

Location

Within the premises of the Plant

Site Area

5,000m2 (about 100×50m)

Total Floor Area

11,385m2 (steel framed, three-story building)

Start of Construction

July 2017

Start of Regular Production

August 2018

Production Item

OPC drums

Overview of whole plant

Operation

KYOCERA Document Technology (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.

Address

3 Fang Zheng East Road, Shilong Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China

Total Site Area

136,969m2

Total Floor Space of Buildings

231,823m2

Greening Ratio

21.0%

Number of Employees

5,789 (as of the end of August 2018)

Business Description

Manufacture of multifunctional products, printers and photoreceptor drums

History

June 1999: Started manufacturing printers in a rented factory in Shilong, Dongguan, Guangdong, China.

October 2001: Completed phase 1 construction of our own Shilong Plant in Shilong, Dongguan.

December 2001: Established KYOCERA MITA Office Equipment (Dongguan) Co., Ltd. as a joint venture with a local Chinese company.

May 2003: Completed phase 2 construction of the Shilong Plant (started production of OPC drums).

August 2005: Completed phase 3 constriction of the Shilong Plant (expanded plant for OPC drums).

April 2012: Renamed the company to KYOCERA Document Technology (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.

August 2018: Completion of the second plant for OPC drums

 

 


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