Kyocera Expands Production in Vietnam

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Rendering of Vietnam Plant (with Plant 3 at the front).

Here’s one way to beat U.S. tariffs on China-made copier and printer parts – on June 29th, Kyocera Document Solutions of Osaka, Japan, announced that it’s building a third factory for its Kyocera Document Technology Vietnam Company in Vietnam in order to increase production capacity for its copier/MFPs and printers.

The company says the expansion will lead to an increased production capacity in line with its acceleration of copier/MFP  and printer production.

At the new plant, Kyocera will focus on expanding its production system, enhancing its ability to produce parts in-house, and increase logistics efficiency to deal with the production increase of MFPs and printers. It says it will also use the IoT (Internet of Things) to collect  information to visualize the production line operating status in the plant, thereby automating feedback on the collected data that it says will further improve efficiency.

The Vietnam Plant, which started production in October 2012, is Kyocera Document Solutions’ second overseas plant after its Shilong Plant in China. The Vietnam Plant will also serve as an R&D facility. For that purpose, the Vietnam Plant relocates its Vietnamese employees to Kyocera Document Solutions R&D Center (headquarters) as trainees. Kyocera says it will continue to support the Vietnamese economy by increasing production of its document-processing products, and will support the development of the local community by creating job opportunities.

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Overview of Third plant

Plant Name KYOCERA Document Technology Vietnam Company Limited Third plant
Location Within the premises of the Plant
Building Area 14,518m²
Total Floor Area 31,948m²(Reinforced Concrete , two-story building)
Start of Construction July 2018
Start of Regular Production July 2019
Production Item MFPs and printer parts manufacturing, toner filling, and distribution warehouse operation

Overview of whole plant

Operation KYOCERA Document Technology Vietnam Company Limited
Address Land lots No. 56A, 56B, 56C, VSIP Haiphong Township, Industrial and Service Park, Dinh Vu – Cat Hai Economic Zone, An Lu commune, Thuy Nguyen District, Hai Phong City, Vietnam
President Masaru Ueda
Total Site Area 200,446m²
Total Floor Space of Buildings 108,564m²(including third plant)
Total Greenspace Area 40,088m²(greening ratio:20.0%)
Number of Employees 4,354 (as of the end of May 2018)
Business Description Manufacture of MFPs and printers
History October 2012 : Started manufacturing MFPs and printers
April 2013 : Acquired ISO 14001 environmental certification
April 2013 : Started operation of a toner filling line
December 2014 : Started operation of a mold shop
December 2015 : Started operation of a molding shop
April 2019 (plan) : Completion of the third plant

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