Japanese firm opens robot components factory in Subic

Japanese firm opens robot components factory in Subic




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Subic Bay Freeport is the site for the Japanese firm who would heavily invest on robotic components.
Nidec-Shimpo Corp., a leading innovator of precision-gearing solutions for robotics and industrial automation, formally launched its operations in Subic Bay Freeport.

Nidec-Shimpo Senior Vice President Hitoshi Inoue (left) explains how a high-precision speed reducer works to Sen. Richard Gordon and SBMA chairman Wilma Eisma during the opening of the Nidec-Shimpo manufacturing plant at the Subic Bay Freeport (photo credit to SunStar)


In a statement released by the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority
(SBMA), Nidec-Shimpo Corp. was aiming at mass producing a new line of robot components developed in Japan at its facility in Subic.

Nidec-Shimpo First Senior vice president Hitoshi Inoue said the wholly owned company of Japan’s Nidec Corp.  would initially build speed reducers for high-precision motion control applications at the rate of 10,000 to 25,000 units a month.

Nidec-Shimpo Corp’s. target production is expected to increase to 100,000 units a month by the end of this year, and to 120,000 units a month by March 2020, he added.

Computing the expected rate in March 2020, the Subic factory’s production capacity will be higher than the combined capacity that of the factory based in Kyoto, which was 30,000 units in 2018mand in Ueda, 50,000 units in 2019.

Inoue said in a statement that the gearless component parts to be produced in Subic Freeport were entirely new product line that has nto been manufactured elsewhere in the world.

The Subic factory output will be exported to Spain, Germany, and the United States.

According to Vice Pres. Inoue, the firm had sent a total of 100 Filipino workers to Japan for training in the production of  precision motors and speed reducers.



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