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Kyocera to Acquire SouthernCarlson, Inc., a US-based Distributor of Fasteners, Tools, and Packaging

Acquisition will expand Kyocera’s reach across North American residential, manufacturing and industrial professional tool and fastener markets

Kyoto/London – Kyocera Corporation today announced that it has concluded an agreement to acquire 100 % ownership of SouthernCarlson, Inc. (CEO: Kenneth D. Sweder), a U.S. distributor of tools, fasteners, packaging, and facility supplies, headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. Under the agreement, SouthernCarlson will operate as a U.S.-based subsidiary of Kyocera.

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Kyocera Display Europe GmbH becomes Kyocera Automotive and Industrial Solutions GmbH

The Japanese technology group is expanding the Display Division and supplying its systems and innovative solutions under a new name from 1st April 2019.

Kyoto/London – On April 1st, 2019, the Display Department of Kyocera, one of the leading manufacturers in the electronic components sector, was renamed Kyocera Automotive and Industrial Solutions GmbH. With this change, the company is also acknowledging its own development from a traditional display manufacturer into a system provider and specialist in the field of man-machine interfaces. Alongside the popular range of products such as touch sensors and haptivity, the new name will include innovations from the whole of the Kyocera Ceramic World as well, so that new solutions for further automotive applications and industrial use can be developed.

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Approval of Kyocera’s Acquisition of the Ownership of H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH complete

Kyoto/London - Kyocera Corporation today announced that its Germany-based European headquarters, Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH, has acquired 100% of the shares of H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH, a European advanced ceramics manufacturing and sales company based in Selb, Germany, subsequent to the agreement with H.C. Starck GmbH in February 2019. The regulatory filings have been completed and the approval from administrative authorities has been obtained.

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Kyocera to Build New Facility in Shiga, Japan to Produce Automated Equipment for “Smart Factory”

The facility will develop company’s own production equipment to strengthen its use of robotics and AI technology

Kyoto/London - Kyocera announced that it has started construction of a new facility on the premises of its Yasu manufacturing complex in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The facility will develop and produce Kyocera’s own proprietary automated production equipment, enabling the company to strengthen its use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) in manufacturing. The company held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 3 at the site.

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Kyocera is set to exhibit at Ceramics UK

Kyoto/London - Kyocera (Fineceramics Division) will exhibit at the first edition of Ceramics UK which is held in July 2019 in Telford, UK.

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Kyocera set to present its innovations - cordierite and many other fine ceramic components - at this year’s Hannover Messe

The leading Japanese ceramic manufacturer, which has consistently brought high-tech ceramics to the market, will demonstrate its expertise again at Hannover Messe 2019 which is taking place from April 1st to 5th.

Kyoto/London - For the third time in a row, Kyocera is showcasing its advanced solutions in the field of fine ceramics at Hannover Messe, the world's leading trade fair for industrial technology. Following the successful appearances of the past two years, Kyocera is going to highlight cordierite this year, in addition to its broad range of products and technologies. Kyocera has been working on this innovative cordierite material since two decades and continues to develop it further.

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KYOCERA named as a leader in Western Europe smart multifunction printers by IDC MarketScape

Reading, UK – 26 March 2019: KYOCERA has been named a leader within the field of smart Multifunction Printers (MFPs) in the IDC MarketScape: Western Europe Smart Multifunction Peripheral 2018 Vendor Assessment.

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Kyocera Document Solutions UK awarded place on new UK Government Framework

Partnership with Bramble Hub achieves inclusion on Data & Application Services framework

London, UK, 14th March 2019: KYOCERA Document Solutions UK, one of the world’s leading document solutions companies, has announced that it has been appointed, in partnership with Bramble Hub, to the Government’s Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Data & Application Services (DAS) framework - RM3821.

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Kyocera and LO3 ENERGY to Demonstrate Blockchain-Managed Virtual Power Plant

Test VPP to combine companies’ peer-to-peer network technology and renewable energy products for improved energy distribution

Kyoto/London − Kyocera and New York-based LO Energy Inc. today announced a joint project to test the feasibility of a blockchain-managed virtual power plant (VPP) utilizing a peer-to-peer*1 distributed consensus network. The test started February 28th, 2019 at Kyocera’s Yokohama Nakayama Office in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, where a small VPP was installed using the company’s solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and batteries. The energy will be controlled through LO3 Energy’s distributed ledger technology to log and manage energy flow. LO3’s blockchain technology is used for verifying and recording transactions, enabling consumer “sharing” of energy they produce with their own solar panels via a microgrid, which can reduce the burden on the larger energy grid.

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