On July 16, 2014 Kyocera celebrated the creation of a new, wholly-owned subsidiary, Kyocera Precision Tools, Incorporated (KPTI). The creation of the new company follows a consolidation of Kyocera’s North American cutting tool operations in the indexable, micro-tool, and printed circuit board (PCB) cutting tool markets. The recently formed company will be headquartered in Hendersonville, NC. The Kyocera campus currently employs 187 persons in Henderson County, of which 75 employees are affiliated with the newly-formed KPTI.
According to KPTI President, Mr. Koichi Nosaka, “the new company creates a combined enterprise that optimizes the strengths from two Kyocera divisions including Kyocera Tycom Corporation (KTC) and Kyocera Industrial Ceramics. Combining resources from both of these units facilitates expansion of Kyocera’s overall cutting tool-related business in North America.” The combined entity will unify cutting tool resources to create greater efficiencies while positioning the organization for continued success and growth. Customers will benefit from a unified sales and support team offering improved customer service and an expanded portfolio of cutting tool products and solutions for the automotive, aerospace, general machining, medical, power generation, printed circuit board and steel markets.
At the grand opening celebration, Charlie Messer, Chairman of the Henderson County Board of Commissioners reflected on Kyocera’s unique operating philosophy, focused on thoughtful decision making and a drive to do the right thing. Chairman Messer emphasized the parallels of the company’s mission statement with the culture of the greater Henderson County community and welcomed the new company and President Koichi Nosaka. Ron Stephens, Mayor Pro Tem with the City of Hendersonville also congratulated the company on the significant milestone and achievement. Henderson County and the City of Hendersonville presented a tree commemorating the headquarters establishment in the community, while symbolizing the community’s desire to grow with the company.
Kyocera Corporation, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics. Kyocera specializes in combining these engineered materials with other technologies to create cutting tools, industrial components, electronic devices, semiconductor packages, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers and mobile phones. As of March 31, 2014, the company’s net sales totaled $14.5 billion.
The Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development, Inc. is a 501(c)(6) organization that works to: retain and attract quality jobs; solicit new business compatible with the assets and values of Henderson County; promote Henderson County’s business image; assist expansion of existing companies; and enhance Henderson County’s overall quality of life. For more information on the Partnership visit www.strategiclocation.com. For more information about Kyocera Precision Tools Incorporated please visit www.kyoceraprecisiontools.com.