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February 7, 2012

Completion of Construction of the New Building for Manufacture of Precision Processing Tools at the Kure Plant

DISCO Corporation (Head office; Ota-ku, Tokyo; President: Kazuma Sekiya) on January 27, 2012 (Friday) completed construction of a new building for the manufacture of precision processing tools at our Kure Plant (Kure City, Hiroshima Prefecture).
Purposes for construction of the new building

Improvement of BCM1 readiness

The Kure Plant manufactures precision processing tools. This time, through the introduction of the following equipment, DISCO has organized an environment which minimizes damage caused by any disasters, including earthquakes, and supplies products in a more stable manner
  • Use of the seismic base isolation structure
    - With the construction of a new building, all the precision processing tools will be
      manufactured in buildings having a seismic base isolation structure.
  • Introduction of solar power generation facilities (about 150 kw)
  • Introduction of the cogeneration2 facilities
    - Assurance of power that enables minimum cooking in the time of disaster
  • All lighting in the building is LED.
1 BCM: Business Continuity Management
2 Cogeneration is a system which supplies power and heat using waste heat at the time of heat generation, thereby improving efficiency of energy.

Advance investment in order to cope with increased future demand

As it is anticipated that the demand for precision tools will further increase, production area to cope with this will be assured.

  • Improvement of production area for precision processing tools (about 1.25 times of the current)
  • Improvement in production efficiency through integration and abolishment of dispersed old plant buildings
Start of operations

DISCO will start operations at this new building as sections become available from April 2012.

Additional information

Name: Kure Plant Building C

Structure: Seismic isolation structure

Total floor area: Approx. 15,000㎡(7 stories above ground)

Total amount invested: Approx. 3 billion yen

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