Murata Manufacturing Company Ltd. is continuing its advancement toward globalization. Expansion of manufacturing capacity outside Japan will continue in 2013. Recent acquisitions of RFM and VTI offer significant customer benefits, such as enhanced product development and manufacturing capabilities, expertise in new markets and access to the Murata global supply chain. Innovation in electronics technology results in the development of the world's smallest ceramic capacitor (http://www.murata.com/new/news_release/2012/0905/index.html) for the global mobile phone market. Regional implementation of Murata's globalization strategy targets best in class service in the Americas with office expansions and design center lab openings.
This month, Murata Americas will open newly expanded offices on the West Coast of the U.S. The larger offices in San Jose and San Diego, CA will be capable of accommodating Murata's continuing growth, including scalable space for double the number of employees in San Jose and up to triple the current staff in San Diego. Both offices will feature labs for supporting customers' design requirements. In Dallas, TX, the company will consolidate its RFM, Sychip, and Murata Texas locations. This will enhance synergies, improve efficiencies, and increase design resources. Murata also recently increased resources in Sao Paulo, Brazil, added a design center lab to its Chicago location, and established a research and development center in Colorado.
"Murata has long recognized the importance of supporting the Americas customers' design and development needs," stated David Kirk, President and CEO, Murata Americas. "These strategic positioning initiatives serve to develop our globalization endeavors and cement our leadership standing."