Tokuyama Corp start Polycrystalline Silicon factory in Malaysia

Tokuyama Corp to start a Polycrystalline Silicon factory in Malaysia

3:40 PM, 9th June 2011
Tokuyama Corp to start a Polycrystalline Silicon factory in Malaysia

TOKYO, JAPAN: Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a local corporation in Malaysia of Tokuyama Corporation, will start construction of a polycrystalline silicon factory at the Samalaju Industrial Park in Sarawak, Malaysia.


Construction of the factory is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2013, and the company aims to start operation in September 2013. Investment in the new factory will amount to approximately ¥ 80 billion including investment for the infrastructure and utility facilities. The factory will produce polycrystalline silicon for solar cells at an annual production capacity of 6,200 tons.


Operations will start with approximately 300 employees, of which 280 people are planned to be employed locally. To date, Tokuyama has manufactured and sold polycrystalline silicon mainly for semiconductors, and the Tokuyama Factory (Shunan City, Yamaguchi, Japan) has been the company’s only manufacturing base. In order to increase manufacturing volume to address a growing demand for polycrystalline silicon for solar cells and diversify risk, the company decided to start manufacturing in Malayasia, a second base. 


Tokuyama’s present goal is to raise its current global share of polycrystalline silicon for solar cells, which is estimated to be about 5 to 10 per cent or more while maintaining its current global share of polycrystalline silicon for semiconductors of 20 per cent or more.

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