Kyoto/London − KYOCERA Corporation will construct a new production facility at its Kokubu Plant Campus in Kagoshima, Japan, to increase its production capacity of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), strengthen engineering development capabilities, and ensure ample manufacturing space as Kyocera’s business expands.
Reaction to the higher expected demand of MLCCs
Demand for MLCCs is expected to grow as communication terminals and semiconductor devices become more compact and sophisticated. Additionally, the expanding commercialization of 5G data centers, ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) and EV (electric vehicle) technology will be facilitated by smaller, more functional electronic components like MLCCs.
Signing ceremony on August 17, 2022
A signing ceremony held on August 17, 2022, included Kagoshima Governor Koichi Shiota, Kirishima City Mayor Shinichi Nakashige, and Kyocera officials. Construction will begin in February 2023 and the plant will begin operation in May 2024. The new plant will be located on the current site of Kyocera’s Monozukuri R&D Laboratory, which will be demolished in September 2022.
In addition to enhancing its electronic components business, Kyocera aims to stimulate economic development in Kagoshima Prefecture and create new employment opportunities in the community.
Outline of new facility
||Plants No.5-1-2 at Kyocera’s Kagoshima Kokubu Plant Campus
|Address||1-1 Kokubuyamashita-cho, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan|
||Approximately 15 billion yen (approx. USD111 million)|
||7,197 m² (77,468 f²), steel construction, 6 stories|
|Total floor area
||37,600 m² (404,723 f²)
||Construction to begin: February 2023
Operation to begin: May 2024
||Multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) and more
|Expected production level
||From May 2024 through March 2025:
Approximately 10 billion yen (approx. USD74 million) per year
Approximately 20 billion yen (approx. USD148 million) thereafter