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)|