KYOCERA to Build Two New Plants for Ceramic Components Supporting IoT, 5G

Expansion will double production capacity in Kagoshima, Japan, for customers worldwide

KYOTO, Japan, October 21, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto, hereinafter “Kyocera”) announced today that it will construct two additional production facilities at its Kokubu Plant Campus in Kagoshima, Japan, to serve customers worldwide. The new facilities will double the campus’ production capacity for fine ceramic components used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment, while securing space for other manufacturing as Kyocera’s business expands. A signing ceremony held on October 20, 2021 included Kagoshima Governor Koichi Shiota, Kirishima City Mayor Shinichi Nakashige, and Kyocera officials. Construction is scheduled to begin in November 2021.

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Architect’s rendering of the new facilities, No.7-1 (right) and No.7-2 (left) (Graphic: Business Wire)

The growth of Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G telecommunications services is fueling demand for semiconductors used in nearly everything from personal computers, smartphones, and data centers to automobiles. To respond to this acceleration in the semiconductor market, Kyocera is increasing production of high-demand fine ceramic components used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment. The company plans to begin production of fine ceramic components at the new No.7-1 plant in October 2022, and at the No.7-2 plant in October 2023.

Kyocera expects its fine ceramic business expansion to stimulate economic development in Kagoshima Prefecture and create new employment opportunities in the community.

Outline of New Facilities


Plants No.7-1 & 7-2 at Kyocera’s Kagoshima Kokubu Plant Campus


1002-1 Kokubukamikogawa, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan

Total investment

Approximately 11 billion yen (approx. 97 million U.S. dollars)

Building footprint

No.7-1: 5,174 m2 (55,692 f2), steel construction, 2 stories

No.7-2: 6,996 m2 (75,304 f2), steel construction, 6 stories

Total area

No.7-1: 10,120 m2 (108,931 f2) / No.7-2: 37,497 m2 (403,614 f2)

Construction plan

No.7-1: Construction to begin November 2021

Facility to open October 2022

No.7-2: Construction to begin November 2021

Facility to open October 2023

Production items

Fine ceramic components for semiconductor manufacturing equipment used in IoT, 5G telecommunications and other applications

Expected production

Approximately 3.4 billion yen (approx. 30 million U.S. dollars) per year (April 2023-March 2024)


Kyocera Corporation (TOKYO:6971,, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of industrial and automotive components, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, smart energy systems, printers, copiers, and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2021, the company’s consolidated sales revenue totaled 1.5 trillion yen (approx. US$13.8 billion). Kyocera is ranked #603 on Forbes magazine’s 2021 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, and appears on The Wall Street Journal’s latest list of “The World’s 100 Most Sustainably Managed Companies.”

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KYOCERA Corporation (Japan), Corporate Communications
Kenichi Hara, Tel: +81-(0)75-604-3514
Fax: +81-(0)75-604-3516

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