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TDK to Restructure Bases in Structural Reform Drive

January 31, 2012

TDK Corporation (President: Takehiro Kamigama) today announced that it will restructure the bases mentioned below in the Akita region as part of ongoing structural reforms designed to strengthen manufacturing capabilities and improve earnings power.

  1. Objective
    In response to structural economic changes, an increasingly fierce global business environment and other developments, TDK is currently implementing structural reforms to remain competitive in the global market. As part of these reforms, TDK has decided to restructure business sites in the Akita region of Japan.
  2. Business Sites to Be Restructured
    TDK will consolidate and close the following three business sites in the Akita region.
    Business Sites to Be Restructured Main Business Restructuring Details
    TDK Corporation
    Kisakata Plant
    (Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture)
    Manufacture of inductors and mechatronics (production equipment) Plan to close by the end of March 2013 after integrating into the other bases in Japan.
    *TDK-MCC Corp.
    Kisakata Plant
    (Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture)
    Manufacture of ceramic capacitors and ultra-high-voltage capacitors Plan to close by the end of September 2012 after integrating into the other bases.
    *TDK Ugo Corp.
    Konoura Plant
    (Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture)
    Manufacture of high-frequency components and circuit protection components Plan to close by the end of March 2013 after integrating into the other bases in Japan.
    (Note) * denotes a wholly owned TDK Corporation subsidiary.
(Reference)
  • Overview of TDK-MCC Corp. (As of January 2012)
    (1) Company: TDK-MCC Corp.
    (2) Location: Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture
    (3) Representative: Minoru Sasaki
    (4) Business: Manufacture of ceramic capacitors
    (5) Established: June 1, 1971
    (6) Capital: \1,000 million
    (7) Main business sites: Akita Plant (Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture), Honjo Plant (Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture), Kitakami Plant (Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture), Kisakata Plant (Nikaho City, Akita Prefecture)
  • Overview of TDK Ugo Corp. (As of January 2012)
    (1) Company: TDK Ugo Corp.
    (2) Address: 146-1, Aza Haraikawa, Ouchi-Sankawa, Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture (Within Ouchi Plant)
    (3) Representative: Toshikazu Watanabe
    (4) Business: Manufacture of multilayer inductive devices and high-frequency components
    (5) Established: April 1, 2005
    (6) Capital: \106 million
    (7) Main business sites: Ouchi Plant, Konoura Plant, Yuzawa Plant (Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture), Iwaki Plant (Yurihonjo City, Akita Prefecture)
    *As reported on October 28, 2011, TDK Ugo will close the Yuzawa Plant at the end of March 2012 and integrate and consolidate operations in the Ouchi Plant.

For further information, contact the Corporate Communications Dept.
Tel.: 81-3-6778-1055
E-mail: pr@jp.tdk.com

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