Plansee Japan Ltd, part of Austria’s Plansee Group, recently celebrated the grand opening of a new 5,000 m2 production hall. The opening of the new hall, the company explained, is a milestone in thirty years of successful manufacturing development at its plant in Esashi, Hokkaido, Japan.
Plansee Japan Ltd, then Nippon Plansee K.K., was established in 1978 with offices in Tokyo and Osaka, followed by a further office in Fukuoka. The Esashi plant has been operating for thirty years and employs more than 100 staff, producing precision components for the electronics, medical engineering, automotive, lighting and semiconductor industries.
As part of his welcome address at the hall’s opening, Ulrich Lausecker, Executive Vice President, Plansee Group, explained that Japan represents one of the most important markets for Plansee, and with this enlarged footprint, Plansee Japan will be able to react more rapidly to emerging industries. Peter Aldrian, Managing Director, Plansee Japan, stated that the additional production space offers new opportunities for the local market, as well as the high-performance manufacturing network.
During the opening ceremony, the Esashi production team presented state of the art production concepts and delivered an outlook of the site’s development for ‘Plansee Japan 2031’. Additionally, employees were thanked for contributing to the success of Plansee Japan and seven staff members were honoured for their service with the ‘Plansee 30 years long-term service needle’.