Tohoku Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. to close Kanuma plant



Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Chairman of the Board and President:
Tsuneo Murata  

Tohoku Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, "our company"), will transfer the production items and processes of its Kanuma plant to their Motomiya facility by May 2021. The Kanuma plant will be closed in March 2022. 

Tohoku Murata Manufacturing is a core member of the Murata Manufacturing Group for the production of batteries and the development of new products. The battery business is working to strengthen its market position by optimizing production and thoroughly reviewing our costs structure. As a part of these overall initiatives, the decision has been made to phase out production in our Kanuma plant and close it down in 2022. In the future, Murata aims to further strengthen its production structure and improve operational efficiencies throughout the Murata Manufacturing Group.

The closure of the plant will not have a significant impact on our company's results.


Overview of Tohoku Murata Manufacturing

Name  Tohoku Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
1-1 Shimosugishita, Takakura, Hiwada-machi, Koriyama-shi, Fukushima
September 2017
Major shareholder
Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. 100%
Business Profile
Development, design, and production of primary and secondary batteries
Business sites in Japan
Koriyama Plant, Motomiya Plant, and Kanuma Plant


Overview of the Tohoku Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Kanuma Plant

18 Satsuki-cho, Kanuma-shi, Tochigi
Business Profile Production of lithium ion secondary battery electrodes, etc. 


Murata in Brief

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components & solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. Murata is committed to the development of advanced electronic materials and leading edge, multi-functional, high-density modules. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. For more information, visit Murata's website at