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.,
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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.