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Mar 18, 2015

Expanding Business in the Commercial Aircraft Equipment Industry
Completion of New Shimadzu Subsidiary Manufacturing Plant in Long Beach, California

New Shimadzu Subsidiary Manufacturing Plant in Long Beach, California

A dedication ceremony was held on March 12 for the newly completed plant for Shimadzu Precision Instruments, Inc. (SPI), a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Shimadzu Corporation (president: Yutaka Nakamura). With completion of the new plant in Douglas Park, Long Beach, California, the old plant and SPI head office operations in Torrance, California, will both be moved to the new plant, which has twice the floor space of the previous facility to allow the commercial aircraft equipment business to be expanded.

In addition to assembly, testing, and repair operations, which are currently performed at the Torrance plant, the new plant will add machining capacity to produce parts and perform surface treatment operations, thus enhancing the overall functionality of the site as a manufacturing plant. Additionally, since the area available for MRO Services (maintenance repair and overhaul) is now twice the previous area, SPI is planning to increase the number of items that can be handled. The purpose of the plant is to provide superior services not only to customers in the US, such as the Boeing and Honeywell, but also to airline companies throughout the world.

The Shimadzu Corporation's Aircraft Equipment Division remains committed to providing high-quality and price-competitive products and services that satisfy customer needs by utilizing both the Aircraft Equipment Plant in Japan and the new SPI plant in Long Beach to optimize the manufacturing strategies for the overall Shimadzu Group through faster product development, lower costs, and reduced exchange-rate risk.

Overview of New Plant

Location 3645 North Lakewood Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90808
Total Floor Space 5,462 m2 (of this, plant floor space is 4,135 m2)
Start of Construction July 2014
Start of Operations June 2015 (The SPI head office will move in April 2015.)
Capital Investment Approx. 1.2 billion yen
Primary Products Manufactured Engine accessory gearboxes, flight control systems, landing gear, cargo door actuators, etc.
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