News Releases 2009
Kuraray Medical to Commence Construction of New Dental Materials Plant
September 7, 2009
Kuraray Co., Ltd.
Kuraray Medical Inc.
The Kuraray Group company, Kuraray Medical Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Kuraray Co., Ltd., Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) has decided to move forward on the main construction of a new dental materials production facility. Following the decision and announcement to construct the new plant in scrap-and-build style in October 2008, the commencement of construction was postponed in response to the rapid deterioration of the economic situation. It was, however, judged that an expansion of domestic and international demand could be anticipated in the future. The overview of the new plant, slightly revised from original plans, is as follows.
Overview of the new plant
||Niigata Plant, Kuraray Co., Ltd., 2-28 Kurashiki-cho, Tainai, Niigata
||Originally planned site:
||Kurashiki Plant, Kuraray Co., Ltd.,
7471 Tamashima-Otoshima, Kurashiki City, Okayama
||Kurashiki Plant (Sakazu), Kuraray Co., Ltd.,
1621 Sakazu, Kurashiki City, Okayama
||1,100,000 sets per year (current: 900,000 sets per year)
Augmentable to 1,500,000 sets per year due to the relocation of equipment from existing plant
||Three-story building, total floor space of 9,800m2
||Approximately ¥5.5 billion
||On-site construction commences
||Completion of facility expansion, commencing trial operations and quality verification
- * Originally planned for October 2010
||Commencement of full operations
- * Originally planned for October 2011
Kuraray Medical Inc. Corporate Profile
||Ote Center Building, 1-1-3, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
||¥300 million (100% owned by Kuraray Co., Ltd.)
||Manufacturing, development and sales of medical-related products
- The previous press release announced on October 15, 2008 is available here.