• New Factory Building to Meet Electron Tube Demand
    External View of Building No. 11 at the Toyooka factory.

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New Factory Building to Meet Electron Tube Demand

Aug 31 2023

Hamamatsu Photonics has successfully completed the construction of a state-of-the-art factory building, designated as Building No. 11, located at its Toyooka factory site in Iwata City, Japan. This new facility has been strategically established to address the expanding market demand for microfocus X-ray sources (MFX) and other electron tube products.

Renowned for manufacturing and distributing advanced electron tube products, including photomultiplier tubes, imaging devices, and light sources, Hamamatsu Photonics serves a diverse range of sectors, including medicine, industry, analysis, measurement, and academic research.

Anticipating a continuous rise in product sales, the company is experiencing robust growth in the demand for microfocus X-ray sources (MFX), which play a pivotal role in non-destructive inspection applications for printed circuit boards used in data servers and electric vehicle batteries. This surge in demand has necessitated the expansion of MFX production capacity. In addition, Hamamatsu Photonics expects strong sales growth for their low-energy electron beam generators, EB-ENGINE, used in printing and sterilisation applications, as well as medical scintillators used for converting X-rays into visible images. Furthermore, microchannel plates (MCP) employed in mass spectrometers and airport security equipment for detecting explosive substances also contribute to the company's growing product portfolio.

By investing in this new factory building, Hamamatsu Photonics aims to significantly enhance its production capabilities. The strategic expansion aligns with the company's ambition to achieve up to 100 billion yen in electron tube product sales by the fiscal year ending 30 September 2027.

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