New Watch Plant Completed in Yamagata, Japan

For Integrated Production of Key Components through Finished Products

April 24, 2018

TOKYO, April 24, 2018 — Casio Computer Co., Ltd. announced that Yamagata Casio Co., Ltd., its manufacturing subsidiary in Japan, today completed construction of a new watch plant.

The new plant brings under one roof the manufacturing of components and finished products, which were previously made at separate facilities, to increase production efficiency for watches, a mainstay product category for Casio. Construction of the facility began in July 2017, and with it now being completed, operations will commence in May.

The dedicated watch facility leverages Casio’s advanced manufacturing technology to integrate the manufacturing of gears and other key components through the precision assembly of high-quality timepieces.

The facility manufactures minute rotor and gear drive components with micron-level precision and assembles analog movements that incorporate these components. In addition to being used to make finished products at the facility, the analog movements will also be supplied to Casio plants in China and Thailand.

In finished products, the facility manufactures high-end models of G-SHOCK shock-resistant watches as well as OCEANUS high-performance analog watches on its Premium Production Line. This line leverages the advanced skills of a select team of certified technicians and precision mechanical technology to manufacture products.

Casio Computer Co., Ltd. will continue working closely with Yamagata Casio, which is the core of the Casio global production system, to further leverage 3D design data and deploy advanced technologies including IoT, AI, and robotics in the engineering chain of development, design, and production, thereby realizing the stable supply of products with even greater quality.

Profile of the New Plant

Building type
One-story steel-frame construction (partial second floor)
Total floor space
Approx. 4,000 square meters
Production capacity
16,000 units per month (maximum production capacity for finished watches using the equipment at the start of operations)
Investment amount
Approx. 2 billion yen
Scheduled operation
May 2018

Profile of Yamagata Casio Co., Ltd. (as of April 1, 2018)

Head office location
5400-1 Higashine-ko, Higashine-city, Yamagata 999-3701 Japan
President & CEO
Takumi Fukushi
Capital
1.5 billion yen
Established
October 1979
Number of employees
621

Casio Group Main Production Sites

Company name
Head office location
Main products

Yamagata Casio Co., Ltd.

Higashine-city, Yamagata

Timepieces, calculators, digital cameras, projectors, handheld terminals

Casio (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Nakhonratchasima, Thailand

Timepieces, calculators, electronic dictionaries

Casio Electronic Technology (Zhongshan) Co., Ltd.

Guangdong, China

Timepieces, calculators, electronic dictionaries, electronic musical instruments

Casio Electronics (Shaoguan) Co., Ltd.

Guangdong, China

Timepieces

Casio Timepiece (Dongguan) Co., Ltd.

Guangdong, China

Timepiece components