Hamamatsu Photonics will construct a new factory, Building No. 5 at the Joko factory site (Joko-cho, Higashi-ku, Hamamatsu City, Japan) to handle expanding sales of image measurement devices and equipment such as digital cameras for scientific measurement, digital pathology slide scanners, and semiconductor failure analysis systems. The ground breaking ceremony for the new factory building is scheduled to be held on April 20, 2021, and the new factory building will be completed in June 2022.
Hamamatsu Photonics develops, manufactures and sell a broad spectrum of image measurement devices and equipment that have high speed, high sensitivity, and high resolution, making them ideal for a range of applications including medical, industrial and academic fields. Currently there is an increasingly high demand for digital cameras for scientific measurement, digital pathology slide scanners, and semiconductor failure analysis systems. Since growing sales of these devices are predicted from now on, the company intends to boost its production capacity of image measurement devices to 1.7 times the current level after constructing this new factory building.
The new factory building provides an expanded space where the company can integrate production functions such as assembly and adjustment of digital cameras for scientific measurement and digital pathology slide scanners, in order to fully respond to ever-growing product demand. The new factory building will be connected to another factory building by a barrierfree connecting corridor, which streamlines the movement of people and thus improves productivity. In addition, none of the rooms in the new building will have pillars and the design and placement of electrical outlets and air conditioning will increase the degree of layout freedom, making it easier to cope with changes in production volume and product items.
By using the space that will become available in existing buildings after integrating the new production functions, we will also expand our production of semiconductor failure analysis systems, as their sales are likely to increase along with the recovery of the semiconductor memory market. The new factory building will be resilient to flooding as it includes water-proof shutters, waterproof plates, an emergency power generator and power distribution equipment which is installed on the roof. The buildings’ ceiling structure is also designed to resist earthquakes.