Elephantech Inc. (headquartered in Chuo-ku, Tokyo; Shinya Shimizu, President; hereinafter "Elephantech") announces the appointment of Hiroyuki Nakajima as General Manager of AMC Nagoya Plant, a large-scale mass production demonstration base, effective May 9, 2022.
Nakajima will utilize his career in production engineering, quality assurance, and factory management at printing system development/production sites in the U.K. and the U.S. to promote the establishment of a production system that achieves stable quality, supply chain optimization, and a prototype verification process that can flexibly meet diverse customer needs. He will lead AMC Nagoya, the world's first large-scale mass-production demonstration base for electronic circuits using inkjet printing.
We will focus on building an internal network and a supply chain that can respond quickly to various customer needs, from prototyping to mass production, based on the additive manufacturing technology that Elephantech has cultivated. In addition, we will work on human resources and technology development to support this innovative manufacturing process and take on the urgent global challenge of "creating a sustainable society."
I am pleased to welcome Mr. Nakajima as the plant manager of this world's only mass production site. This plant is the world's first and currently only mass-production facility for resource-saving and low-carbon electronic circuits that "print metal" using inkjet technology, which reduces CO2 emissions by a factor of four and water consumption by a factor of 20. However, it is not easy to mass-produce and scale up a new technology that has never existed before. To achieve this goal, knowledge of mass production and scaling up in the manufacturing industry will be significantly valued. Mr. Nakajima has a wealth of knowledge, and we believe his appointment as plant manager is a significant step toward overcoming the difficulties involved.
We will continue our efforts to make this technology a global standard and contribute to global sustainability.
Overview of the large mass-production and research complex
|Address||c/o Mitsui Chemicals Inc. Nagoya Works, 2-1 Tango-dori, Minami-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 457-0801, Japan|
|Factory Manager||Hiroyuki Nakajima|
|Number of employees||24 (as of June 2022)|
|Building Overview||The total floor area of approx. 2,600(m2), three-storied steel structure|
|Headquarters||4-3-8 Hatchobori, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0032, Japan|
|Representative||Shinya Shimizu, CEO|
|Capital||JPY 100 million|
|Number of employees||73|
|Business Description||Development of printed electronics manufacturing technology and provision of related services|
As of June 1, 2022
Contact for inquiries regarding this matter
Elephantech Inc. Public Relations