Epson Atmix Completes New Plant

- Plant to triple manufacturing capacity for superfine alloy powder from October -

new Kita-Inter PlantImage of the new Kita-Inter Plant


- TOKYO, Japan, September 4, 2013 -

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") today announced that Group company Epson Atmix Corporation had completed construction of its new Kita-Inter Plant begun in June 2012. Epson Atmix, which is located in Hachinohe-shi, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, is the world's leading manufacturer of superfine alloy powder*. The new plant will begin operations in October.

Epson Atmix invested 3.2 billion yen to triple its current production capacity to 10,000 tons of superfine alloy powder. The company plans to use the new plant to manufacture the powder used to create components for automobiles and medical instruments, and sophisticated mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs.

Epson Atmix designed its new production line to minimize energy and resources consumption. By carefully selecting and deploying production equipment for the new plant, the company succeeded in reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 25% and waste emissions by approximately 50% (compared to unit of production in the original plant).

New plant profile

Name Epson Atmix Kita-Inter Plant
Address 2 Hachinohe Kita-Inter Industrial Park, Aomori Prefecture
Investment Approximately 3.2 billion yen
Manufactured products Superfine alloy powder (magnetic powder and MIM powder)
Start of operations October 2013
Floor area Approximately 3,300 m2 of factory floor space on a 20,500 m2 lot
No. of employees Approx. 40

Epson Atmix is a customer-focused company that is committed to leveraging its unique metal powder manufacturing technology to continue to create customer-pleasing, trusted products and services of the highest quality.

* Market share based on 2012 annual sales (according to Epson Atmix research).

Epson Atmix profile

Name Epson Atmix Corporation
Location 4-44 Kaigan, Aza, Kawaragi, Hachinohe-shi, Aomori, Japan 039-1161
President Fumiaki Akahane
Established October 1, 1999
Employees Approx. 280
Capital 450,000,000 yen (Epson Atmix is a wholly owned subsidiary of Seiko Epson Corporation)
Businesses Development, manufacture, and sales of metal powder, metal injection molded parts, and synthetic quartz crystals

Links

For further information, please visit the Epson Atmix web site at:
http://www.atmix.co.jp/en/e_index.html New window

More information on Epson Atmix superfine alloy powders: PDF (180KB)


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