New KAGA ELECTRONICS Factory Under Construction in Mexico Selected for METI’s Project

KAGA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. hereby announces that its new factory construction project in Mexico, aimed at strengthening and expanding its EMS production base, has been selected for the Indo-Pacific and Central-South America Regional Supply Chain Involvement Support Project promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), and that the maximum subsidy of 100 million yen has been approved.

The Indo-Pacific and Central-South America Regional Supply Chain Involvement Support Project is a subsidy scheme implemented by METI to encourage business initiatives that contribute to increasing the resilience of supply chains between Japan and the Indo-Pacific and Central-South America regions.

As announced on August 16, 2023, the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiary TAXAN MEXICO S.A. DE C.V. (Head Office: San Luis Potosí, Mexico; Representative Director and President: Takayuki Tsurumi; hereinafter, “TAXAN MEXICO”), is strengthening and expanding its production base to meet the increasing demand for EMS in Mexico.

Since its establishment in 2017, TAXAN MEXICO’s EMS business has been focused on the assembly of lighting units used in four-wheeled vehicles intended for the U.S. market. In addition to meeting an increase in orders from existing customers, the construction of this new factory is designed to use the acquisition of new customers requiring the assembly of circuit boards used in air-conditioning equipment for the U.S. market as an opportunity to install the latest energy-saving equipment, promoting manufacturing that is both highly efficient and environmentally friendly. In the future, the Company plans to expand its integrated production capability encompassing component molding, sheet metal processing, and finished product assembly functions, in addition to current unit assembly and circuit board assembly. Through the introduction of a system enabling the visualization of internal factory data and data linkage between the Company’s global network of EMS bases in 10 countries, including Japan, the Company plans to meet production demand for the North American and Central-South American markets, where continued growth is anticipated.

By promoting local and localized production, beginning with this new factory in Mexico, the Company will reduce transportation times and control logistics costs, as well as contribute to the construction of resilient supply chains for the stable provision of products to the market in collaboration with its customers and suppliers.

Resumen en Español:

Kaga Electronics Co., Ltd. ha asegurado un impulso significativo para sus planes de expansión en México con la aprobación de un importante subsidio del Ministerio de Economía, Comercio e Industria de Japón (METI). El proyecto, destinado a fortalecer y ampliar las capacidades de producción de servicios electrónicos de manufactura (EMS) de la empresa, ha sido seleccionado para el Proyecto de Apoyo a la Participación en Cadenas de Suministro Regionales del Indo-Pacífico y Centro-Sudamérica, con un subsidio máximo de 100 millones de yenes autorizado. Kaga Electronics está aumentando su infraestructura de producción para atender la creciente demanda de EMS en México, con la construcción de una nueva fábrica en San Luis Potosí, que también integrará equipos energéticamente eficientes y promoverá prácticas de fabricación sostenibles y ecológicamente conscientes. Este movimiento subraya el compromiso de la empresa de fomentar un ecosistema de fabricación robusto y sostenible, preparado para navegar eficientemente por las demandas en evolución de los mercados globales.