Murata plans to build new plant in Finland According to Memes Consulting, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Stock Exchange: 6981) announced that it will establish a new plant in Vantaa, Finland to expand its MEMS manufacturing business and improve sensor production. ability. The total investment is expected to reach 5 billion yen. MEMS sensors produced by Finnish Murata will be used in applications such as automotive safety systems and pacemakers.
With the expansion of the plant, the company estimates that it will add 150 to 200 jobs between 2018 and 2019. Murata, the world's leading electronic component manufacturer, is currently significantly increasing its global production capacity, including its plant in Finland. The factory was previously leased, and after the purchase of Murata, a new building with an area of approximately 16,000 square meters will be rebuilt and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019. The total investment is 5 billion yen, and the investment is also strongly supported by the growing demand for MEMS sensors in the automotive, healthcare and industrial sectors. "Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), driverless cars, healthcare and other emerging technology markets are expected to be important drivers of economic growth.
MEMS sensors are a key solution for these applications, ensuring proven measurement accuracy and stability in a variety of environments. "Yu Tianhiro Hayata, managing director of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., said. "With the construction and commissioning of this new production building, our MEMS sensor production capacity will increase significantly.
In addition, by responding to the strong demand for gyroscopes, accelerometers and combinatorial sensors in the automotive, industrial and healthcare sectors, we will also strengthen our commercial base in the automotive, industrial equipment and medical device markets while promoting the Finnish economy and employment. Makoto Kawashima, Director of Sensor Products at Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. said that with long-term vision development, with the expansion of the Finnish plant, Murata will strengthen its R&D and manufacturing operations in the long run, thereby increasing the utilization rate of the facility. Finland employs more than 1,000 employees and expects to add 150 to 200 jobs between 2018 and 2019.
In 2012, Murata acquired the Finnish company VTI Technologies (now renamed Murata Electronics Oy). It is the only Murata factory that produces MEMS sensors outside of Japan, and its scale has grown dramatically over the past 10 years. At the same time, the Finnish company also has its own research and development space and one of the country's largest clean room facilities.
About Murata Electronics OyMurata Electronics Oy (formerly VTI Technologies) is a subsidiary of the Murata Group of Japan. The company is based in Vantaa, Finland, and is a developer and manufacturer of 3D MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical Systems) sensors for automotive safety, healthcare and industrial applications. The company currently employs more than 1,000 people in Finland. About Murata Group Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and solutions, communication modules, power modules and MEMS sensors. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and cutting-edge versatile high-density modules. The company has manufacturing facilities and employees around the world.