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  • NEWDec. 19, 2007

Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Completes Construction of Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 2 and Commences Operations

Dec. 19, 2007

DAIHATSU MOTOR CO., LTD. (Daihatsu) announced today that the construction of the Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 2 of Daihatsu Motor Kyushu Co., Ltd. (President Akihiro Higashisako), a subsidiary of Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. in Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, has been completed and that full-scale operations have begun. The ceremony held today to mark the completion of the construction was attended by numerous guests. A plant tour and a celebratory reception were also held in Nakatsu City.

The Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 2 is a simple, slim, and compact plant dedicated to the production of mini vehicles that integrates the streamlining measures that have been carried out at other Daihatsu plants in Japan. Significant reductions in the size of the building, plant and equipment investment, and the number of production processes were achieved at the new plant, while production capacity is on the same scale as the Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 1. The plant boasts manufacturing expertise to produce high-quality, cost-efficient vehicles suited for the global market.

Through the operation of the new Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 2, Daihatsu intends to establish a business model that will ensure enhanced revenue from mini vehicles, while normalizing the workload at plants that have been overburdened up to now.

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

  Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 2 Reference
Oita (Nakatsu) Plant No. 1
Location 1 Showa-Shinden, Nakatsu, Oita Prefecture, Japan
Site area Approx. 500,000 m2 Approx. 800,000 m2
Floor space Approx. 50,000 m2 Approx. 110,000 m2
Plant and equipment investment Approx. 23,500 million yen Approx. 40,000 million yen
Production capacity 230,000 units/year
(two-shift operation; regular working hours)
230,000 units/year
(two-shift operation; regular working hours)
Production models Mira Mira, Atrai Wagon, Hijet Cargo, Hijet Truck, Be-go
Number of employees Approx. 400
(as of the end of 2007)
Approx. 2,100
Operations Vehicle Production
(vehicle body production, painting, and assembly)
Vehicle Production
(stamping, vehicle body production, painting and assembly)