Japan’s Murata Manufacturing to Expand Production Facility in the Philippines

Sep 2023

Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., a Kyoto-based manufacturer of ceramic-based electronic components, has announced that it has finalized plans further to inject PHP 4.4 billion (USD 78.2 million) to expand its manufacturing facility in Tanauan City, Batangas province, south of Metro Manila. The facility is operated by its Philippine subsidiary, Philippine Manufacturing Co. of Murata, Inc. (PMM).

Since 1998, Murata has operated in the Philippines. It began with a sales office before opening its biggest manufacturing facility in Asia in the province of Batangas in September 2011. To increase its production capacity for multilayer ceramic capacitors for the medium and long term due to rising demand, significant investment will be made in the construction of a new production building. The proposed structure will have two stories and a total floor area of about 78,000 square meters, and should be finished in September 2025.

Murata has been supplying parts for Apple iPhones but has seen increasing demand tied to electric vehicles and 6G communications technology. It is now also active in Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK, Vietnam, and the Philippines where it employs 3,500 employees.

(Sources: Philippine News Agency; Investment Monitor)

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