KYOCERA AVX completes its Thai manufacturing facility
KYOCERA AVX, a specialist global manufacturer of advanced electronic components engineered to accelerate technological innovation and build a better future, has announced the grand opening of its $300m advanced manufacturing facility for ceramic and tantalum capacitors in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
The facility features 1.2 million square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing and warehousing space.
Deliberately designed as a safe and sustainable global facility for the production of ceramic and tantalum capacitors, it consists of three separate buildings housing manufacturing and office spaces, break areas, a sports arena, a pavilion, and a cultural centre for employees to practice Thai customs and gather for sponsored events.
The Nakhon Ratchasima facility will expand KYOCERA AVX’s global presence as a manufacturer of high-performance and reliability ceramic and tantalum capacitors designed to satisfy an extensive range of challenging electronics applications in the automotive, military, aerospace, defence, telecommunications, renewable energy, industrial, medical, consumer electronics, networking, and transportation industries.
The construction process began in 2019, took more than six million man-hours to complete, resulted in zero reported injuries, and earned KYOCERA AVX both local and national recognition for its handling and prevention of COVID-19 during construction.
“We are proud to announce the completion of our new ceramic and tantalum capacitor manufacturing facility in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand,” said Jeff Schmersal, President, KYOCERA AVX. “The new facility represents an investment of more than $300 million USD and the achievement of a safe and sustainable manufacturing and distribution site that will further strengthen our commitment to supporting local economies, developing competitive, cutting-edge component solutions for an extensive range of electronic applications, and further expand the global production of our best-in-class products.”