Hamamatsu Photonics, a leading manufacturer of opto-electronic components and systems, is expanding its Electron Tube Division facility in Iwata City. The official groundbreaking ceremony for New Building #2 was held on 12 December 2008. The new building will be constructed on the site of the former Building #2 but will provide approximately four times the floor space of the original facility.
Building #2 will be 15,447m2 and will house 200 people, with R&D and production for scintillators, spot light sources, xenon lamps and other light sources, deuterium lamps and the novel Stealth Dicing technology. The Scintillator Product Division will occupy approximately 50 per cent of the total space and the new facility will enable a three-fold increase in production.
This exciting expansion will strengthen research and development and boost the manufacturing capacity of Electron Tube Division to enable it to grow its annual sales by 10billion Japanese Yen.
Completion of the new facility is expected around January 2010, with manufacturing estimated to start in February 2010.