Ceremony to Mark the Opening of the New Murata (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Head Office

Ceremony to Mark the Opening of the New Murata (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Head Office

9/1/2009

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

President/ Statutory Representative Director: Tsuneo Murata

Overview

The Murata Group will hold a ceremony to mark the opening of the new head office building of Murata (China) Investment Co., Ltd., which controls and integrates Murata sales site activities in Greater China Region. The new building was completed in May, and the Group’s regional head office for Chinese operations started on June 1.

Details

Date/time Wednesday, September 2, 2009, from 3: 30 to 5: 00 p.m.
(Reception desk will open at 3: 00 p.m.) 
Venue  Murata (China) Investment Co., Ltd’s new head office building
Period Program Venue
3:30-3:40 Opening remarks, address by the guest of honor 1st floor of the new head office
3:40-4:00 Speeches by guests
4:00-4:30 Presentation and tour of the company The new head office
4:30-5:00 Demonstration of MURATA BOY® and Murata GIRL® 1st floor lobby of the new head office

Participants

  • Zhabei District Ward Mayor etc
  • EAST GLOBE BUSINESS CENTER President etc
  • TODA CONSTRUCTION SHANGHAI CO., LTD.  President etc
  • Murata Participants: Executive Deputy President Yoshitaka Fujita
  • Murata (China) Investment Co., Ltd. President Yoshito Takemura
  • Murata (China) Investment Co., Ltd. Vice president Kazuyuki Hashimoto
  • Murata Electronics Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. General manager Toshinobu Yamazaki etc

Background

In keeping with the growth of the Chinese market, Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. founded Murata (China) Investment Co., Ltd. in December 2005 to control and integrate the activities of its sales sites in Greater China Region. Since then, MCI has worked out regional strategies, strengthened collaboration among Murata sites in the region, provided support for these sites, and developed sales promotion initiatives. The regional head office has also been responsible for integrating logistic and information systems and increasing their efficiency as well as for operations related to personnel, communications and legal affairs.

In May 2009, Murata (China) Investment Co., Ltd. and Murata Electronics Trading (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a sales subsidiary, were transferred to the new head office building, followed by SyChip Electronic Technology (Shanghai) Ltd. in June. These office relocations have brought together three functions of the Murata Group in Shanghai—head office operations for the Greater China Region, sales, and engineering—under one roof.

To meet customer needs for design support, Murata is now constructing a microwave darkroom building at a site adjacent to the new head office. The new building is scheduled for completion at the end of May 2010.

The opening of the new head office building will help Murata expand its operations in Greater China Region even further through an even longer-term perspective of the Chinese market and by offering technical support using the new microwave darkroom facility.

Outline of new headquarters

Location No.2, Lane318 Yonghe Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai
Building area About 1,204m2
Total floor area About 7,208m2、6floors
Amount of total investment About 2,270million yen
Number of accommodation About 400

Outline of electromagnetic anechoic chambers

Location Next  of  Murata (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Building area About 399m2
Total floor area About 1,787m2、4Floors
Amount of total investment About 102million Yen
Day of completion 2May,2010 (It starts from July,2010)

Outline of Murata Electronics Trading (Shanghai)Co.,Ltd.

Date of Incorporation Dec.22,2005
Common Stock US$120,000,000
Investment Murata Manufacturing Company, Ltd. 100%
Function

Marketing and administration of subsidiaries in Chinese area, Sales of products by Murata and its subsidiaries etc.

Representative Yoshitaka Fujita
Local representative Yoshito Takemura

Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at www.murata.com