When business is experiencing positive cycles, there are occasions when a company's current facilities are simply not adequate enough to accept the contracts that are being offered for production commitments.
Constructing a new facility that will double the satellite component production capacity of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation's (TOKYO: 6503) Kamakura Works, Sagami Factory, in Sagamihara, Japan. This the firm's core production and testing site for solar array and structural panels as well as other crucial satellite components. The new facility is expected to initiate production in October of 2017 and is expected to help the company grow their share of the global satellite market.
The new facility will introduce a number of advanced manufacturing machines, such as high-precision machining equipment and automated welding machines. Existing machines currently dispersed throughout the factory will be concentrated in the new facility.
The realization of seamlessly integrated production processes—from component and panel production to final testing—and improved productivity through the application of information technology will further increase production efficiency, shorten production time, reduce costs and elevate product quality.
Going forward, this advanced new facility is expected to strengthen Mitsubishi Electric's flexibility and speed in adapting to global market demands and thereby enhance the company's position in the global market.