Roland DG Corporation
Roland DG’s New Building in Thailand Factory Commences Operations
Roland DG Corporation (Headquarters: Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan; President, Representative Director: Kohei Tanabe), a global manufacturer and distributor of advertising and signage inkjet printers and 3D manufacturing tools, announced the completion of a new building within the premises of the Thai factory owned by Roland Digital Group (Thailand) Ltd (Samutsakhon, Thailand). The construction of this new facility began in September 2022 and commenced operations on April 3, 2023. To commemorate this, a ceremony was held on May 19, which was attended by relevant parties and business partners.
The Thai factory was Roland DG’s first overseas factory. Construction was started in January 2012, reaching completion in August 2012. The Thai factory began operations in October 2012 andofficially opened in January 2013. In response to the expansion of production volume, floor space was expanded in September 2014 and again in January 2022. With the addition of the new building, production capacity was further enhanced. In 2022, Roland DG celebrated the 10th anniversary of the factory’s establishment. As part of efforts to improve production efficiency and enhance price competitiveness, mass production was transferred from Japan in 2021. The new building will be responsible for the production of dental milling machines and digital fabrication products, which are expected to experience further increase in demand in the future. Furthermore, Roland DG is actively working towards transferring the management and shipping of service parts, as well as other operations currently handled at the head office, to the Thai factory by December 2023.
Roland DG President Kohei Tanabe said, “Roland DG group has been working on transforming into a lean and nimble organization and transitioning our business portfolio is the core initiative in the midterm business plan (FY2021-23). The consolidation of mass production functions in the Thai factory was a major pillar of our structural reforms. In 2021, we successfully completed the transfer of dental milling machine production, followed by the transfer of printer
production in 2022. We are also pleased to have continuously introduced new products and opened our new factory amid a rapid expansion in orders. With the consolidation of our production functions, we take pride in delivering ‘Made in Thailand’ and ‘Made in DGT*’ products to customers worldwide. Going forward, the Roland DG Group will continue to strive for significant growth in tandem with Thai factory’s progress.”
* DGT: Abbreviation for the Thai factory
Hiroaki Ema, President of Roland Digital Group (Thailand) Ltd., stated, “As Roland DG’s sole mass-production base, we have a strong sense of awareness and responsibility to position the Roland DG Group as the preferred choice. To achieve this, we are committed to consistently managing and achieving high levels of Quality, Cost, and Delivery (QCD). Our employees work together as a united team to carry out production activities in order to meet these objectives.”
Roland DG Corporation and Roland Digital Group (Thailand) Ltd. will continue to respond promptly to increasing demand and make proactive investments in equipment to maintain high levels of quality and improve the working environment within the factory, utilizing the technology and expertise cultivated by the company.
A ceremony was held on the morning of May 19th at the new factory cafeteria of Roland Digital Group (Thailand) Ltd., attended by business partners.
Later that day, after moving to Bangkok city, a standing buffet party was hosted at the Conrad Hotel.
Overview of the new building
|Total floor area||6,600 m2|
|Total floor area (production site)||4,410 m2|
|Building structure||Single-story steel construction|
|Annual production capacity*||12,000 units (7,200 inkjet printers, 4,800 dental milling machines)|
|Products manufactured||9 models (including inkjet printers, dental milling machines, etc.)|
|Number of employees||90 (including 70 operators)|
|Investment amount||THB 120 million (approximately JPY 456 million as of August 2022)|
Overview of the Thailand subsidiary
|Company name||Roland Digital Group (Thailand) Ltd.|
|Address||30/122 Moo 1, Sinsakhon Industrial Estate, Tambol Khok
Kham, Ampur Muang, Samutsakhon 74000, Thailand
|Business description||Manufacturing of wide-format inkjet printers, dental milling machines, etc.|
|Capital||THB 210 million|
|Total floor area||16,500 m2|
|Total floor area (production site)||9,900 m2|
|Annual production capacity*||29,400 units (24,600 inkjet printers, 4,800 dental milling machines)|
|Products manufactured||20 models (as of May 2023)|
|Number of employees||320 (including 190 operators, as of May 2023)|
* Our production adopts a flexible proprietary production system called D-PICS (Digital Production Indicate & Control System). The production capacity is calculated based on the current production ratio for each production model, so it may vary due to changes in the ratio.
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Roland DG Corporation