Large-scale mass production demonstration base (AMC Nagoya)

Having raised a total of JPY 1.8 billion in October 2019 and established a large mass-production and research complex within the Nagoya factory rented from Mitsui Chemicals Co., Ltd. since July 2020, we started production and shipment of mass-produced products in April 2021.

As for production capacity, the monthly production capacity will be 5,000m² in 2021 and we will expand our equipment to secure a monthly production capacity of 20,000m² in 2024. The maximum capital investment amount including this expansion is expected to be JPY 1.4 billion.

With the realization of the world’s first large-scale mass production of inkjet-printed electronic circuits and the provisions of inkjet printing technologies by Seiko Epson Corporation and of the factory building and mass-production know-how by Mitsui Chemicals Co., Ltd., we aim to utilize the strengths of large corporations to break down the barriers to mass-production faced by startups.

Introduction to AMC Nagoya

(From the video)

Elephantech Starts Operations at its Large Mass-Production and Research Complex
Appearance of AMC Nagoya
AMC Nagoya is located in the Nagoya Plant of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. The front of the building is painted white and Elefantec’s color blue, and the signboard with the Elefantec logo by the entrance is a landmark.
Printing
A process in which silver ink is printed and the silver ink layer is formed.
The image shows inkjet printing (roll to roll) in a clean room.
Plating line
Plating
A process in which a copper layer is formed on top of the silver ink layer by electroless copper plating.The plating system in the image is 30 meters long.

Overview of the large mass-production and research complex

Name AMC Nagoya
Address c/o Mitsui Chemicals Inc. Nagoya Works, 2-1 Tango-dori, Minami-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 457-0801, Japan
Factory manager Yuji Miwa
Start of manufacturing and shipping Prototypes in January 2021, mass-produced products in April 2021
Investment amount Up to JPY 1.4 billion
Number of employees 10 (at beginning of operations)
Building overview Total floor area of approx. 2,600㎡, three-storied steel structure

Record of AMC Nagoya start-up

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