Japanese firm completes new plant in Batangas

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 22 2012 04:18 PM | Updated as of Oct 23 2012 02:30 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Japanese electronic component supplier Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd. has completed its new factory in Tanauan City, Batangas.

Production at the Philippine Manufacturing Co. of Murata, Inc. (PMM) factory will begin in January 2013.
"This Murata Philippine factory is our largest site in Asia. When fully operational, it will be capable of producing a variety of models in representative production scales, enabling us to greatly increase our scope of production," said company president Tsuneo Murata  at a ceremony celebrating the factory's completion.

The Batangas factory will initially produce monolithic ceramic capacitors, but other products will be manufactured in the future.

Murata is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and solutions, communication modules and power supply modules. A monolithic ceramic capacitor is an electronic component that stores and releases electrical energy, which is a key component in smartphones.

Murata decided to build a new plant in the Philippines, in response to the "increased functionality of electronics and the spread and expansion of new applications such as smartphones and tablets."