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  • NEWOct. 12, 2006

Daihatsu Motor Kyushu to Build Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No.2

Oct. 12, 2006

Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. (Daihatsu), constructs a new plant within the site of its Oita (Nakatsu) Plant. The existing Oita (Nakatsu) Plant has been in operation since December 2004.

Underlying the construction of Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 2 is the pressing need to expand production capacity, which has been seen at the existing plant as well as at all other plants in Japan. By adding a new plant, Daihatsu aims to normalize the workloads at these plants.

The design concept for Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 2 is “a ‘simple and slim’ plant that empowers Daihatsu to further increase the efficiency of mini vehicle production.” Daihatsu considers Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 2 to be a model for cost-effective car manufacturing. The company plans to use the cost-saving manufacturing expertise accumulated at the new plant to improve its manufacturing bases all around the world.

Outline of Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 2

Location 1 Showa-Shinden, Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, Japan (To be constructed adjacent to existing plant, on the north side)
Site Area Approx. 500,000 m2
Building Area Approx. 50,000 m2 floor space
Plant and Equipment Investment Approx. 23,500 million yen
Production Capacity 230,000 units/year (two-shift operation; regular working hours)
Start of Production End 2007
Number of Employees Approx. 900 (as of end 2007)
Operations Vehicle Production (body, coating and assembly)