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Jan 29, 2010 12:00 AM
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (www.fujixerox.com) (Tokyo), a joint venture between Fuji Photo Film Co. (75%) and Xerox (25%) to develop, produce and sell products and services in the Asia-Pacific region, has announced a reorganization. The company has realigned and consolidated its development and manufacturing functions to form two new companies:
With the establishment of this new company, the development organization that will stay within Fuji Xerox will focus on development of products, platform/marking technologies, and new technologies. Fuji Xerox Advanced Technology will undertake module development — image capture, paper feed, fax functions and finishing devices — as well as custom development to swiftly meet customer needs. This realignment will be accompanied by an addition of development human resources in the growth/focus areas, such as production products development and custom development, thereby enhancing technological and development capabilities and enabling a faster response to market trends.
The production lines/plants in multiple sites both in Japan and overseas, as well as relevant back-office departments, will be consolidated to thoroughly streamline and maximize efficiency while also enhancing manufacturing engineering technologies including mold forming, as well as assembling technologies.
Fuji Xerox Manufacturing will consolidate Fuji Xerox Takematsu Center, which manufactures ground toner and photoreceptors. It will also merge with Fuji Xerox Imaging Materials Co., Ltd., which manufactures Emulsion Aggregation (EA) toner, and consolidate the production functions of Suzuka Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., manufacturing key components such as electronic parts and optical apparatus, as well as Niigata Fuji Xerox Manufacturing Co., Ltd., manufacturing printers.
In addition, Fuji Xerox will concentrate the production of ground toner and photoreceptors currently conducted at several sites both in Japan and overseas, at Fuji Xerox Manufacturing Takematsu Center. It will also shift all of the office printer production to China, to enhance cost competitiveness through optimized operational capacity and mass production. Other manufacturing requiring higher skills including production printers will be conducted at Fuji Xerox Manufacturing Niigata Center in order to enhance technological capabilities.
Manufacturing-related back-office functions of the various companies will be gathered at Fuji Xerox Manufacturing to streamline business processes.