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  • NEWDec. 20, 2004

Daihatsu Auto Body Oita (Nakatsu) Plant Begins Operation

Dec. 20, 2004

Daihatsu Auto Body Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu), has finished constructing a new plant in Nakatsu City, Oita Prefecture, and operation has begun. The new Oita (Nakatsu) Plant is taking over operations formerly conducted at the company's Maebashi Plant in Gumma Prefecture.

A ceremony to mark completion of the construction and relocation project was held on 20th December, with a prayer for safe operations inside the plant. A celebratory reception was also held in Nakatsu.

Daihatsu first disclosed plans to conduct operations in Nakatsu in 1991. Once the decision to relocate the auto body plant was taken, both Daihatsu and Daihatsu Auto Body began making preparations.

The newly constructed plant is a state-of-the-art facility geared to produce the world's highest-quality mini vehicles. The plant incorporates a wealth of Daihatsu's accumulated expertise in both production and physical distribution.

Also embracing the C.C.C. Wave* concept, the new Plant is committed to excellence in three areas: protecting the environment, continuously improving quality and reducing costs, and existing in harmony with the local community.

 Outline of Daihatsu Auto Body Oita (Nakatsu) Plant

Location: 1 Showa-Shinden, Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, Japan
Site area: 1.3 million m2
Building area: Approx. 80,000 m2 total floor space (approx.) in a single-storey steel-frame building Operations: Vehicle production (pressing, body, coating, and assembly)
Operations: Vehicle production (pressing, body, coating, and assembly)
Production capacity: 150,000 units annually (2 lines)
Plant and equipment investment: 40,000 million yen (approx., excluding land and reclamation costs)
Number of employees: 1,000 (approx.)

* C.C.C. Wave
Operational excellence based on the keywords Clean, Compact, and Comfortable.
Clean: Serving as a model plant committed to preserving the global environment
Compact: Continually improving production efficiency, such as by pursuing lower costs and shortening lead times
Comfortable: Creating a safe, comfortable workplace environment and promoting positive interaction with the local community