Roland DG to construct a new building in the Thailand factory to increase capacity by 60%

Expected completion image of Thailand factory (the new building in the foreground)

Roland DG Corporation, a global manufacturer and distributor of advertising and signage inkjet printers and 3D manufacturing tools, will construct a new building in the Thailand factory managed by Roland Digital Group (Thailand) Ltd (Samutsakhon, Thailand).

The new building will be constructed on an unoccupied space within the premise of the Thailand factory area. As part of a structural reform aimed to achieve Roland DG’s midterm business plan (FY2021-23), they consolidated their mass production functions, previously conducted in the Japan factory and the Thailand factory, into the Thailand factory in 2021.

The construction of the new building is aimed at enhancing Roland DG’s production system to meet future demand growth. They also plan to transfer the management and shipping of service parts as well as other operations currently handled at the head office to the Thailand factory.

The new building will produce dental milling machines and desktop inkjet printers, both of which are expected to increase in demand in the future. Construction is scheduled to begin in September 2022 with full-scale operations scheduled to begin in April 2023.

The new building will have a floor area of 5,400m2, increasing the total floor area of the entire facility by approximately 54% to 15,360m2. Production capacity will increase by approximately 60% to 30,240 units (in terms of dental milling machines). In addition, the new building and the existing factory will have independent warehousing, production, and shipping functions, enabling efficient parts receiving, production, and shipping.