Kyocera Completes Construction of China Plant for Production of Copier/MFPs and Consumables

KYOCERA Document Solutions, Inc. of Japan reported on August 20th that it’s completed construction of a new plant designed for producing its Organic Photo Conductor (OPC) imaging drums in Dongguan, Guangdong, China. The plant, which has been under development since July 2017, was constructed on the property of Kyocera’s major production site in China, KYOCERA Document Technology (Dongguan) Company.

Opening of new Kyocera plant in China.

As Kyocera’s major production facility, the plant produces OPC imaging drums, copier/MFPs, and printers. The firm stated that “with increasing orders for MFPs and printers, it is imperative that Kyocera increase production of OPC drums used for mid and low-speed machines,” and also said it 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 to over 2.5-times its current capacity.

Susumu Komaki, general manager of KYOCERA Document Technology Company, commented: “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.”

verview 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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