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Roland DG expands Miyakoda factory

Inside the expanded Miyakoda factory.Roland DG Corporation announced the completion of its Miyakoda factory expansion. The Miyakoda factory in Japan is responsible for producing the company's best-selling, wide-format inkjet printers for the durable graphics industry.

The completion of the Miyakoda factory has allowed Roland DG to consolidate its parts warehouse, packing materials warehouse and storage depot for finished products into the company's primary manufacturing facility. As a result, the company now houses all aspects of its manufacturing operations in one location, including parts procurement, production, product packing and shipping.

The expanded factory optimises the capabilities of the company's "D-shop" technology, the newest generation of Roland DG's Digital Yatai production technology. Digital Yatai technology follows an automated cell-based model that enables a single employee to assemble a product from start to finish while preventing human errors and controlling inventories to meet evolving market demands. The new factory expansion builds on this highly efficient system by eliminating the time and resources involved in transporting parts between external warehouses and the Miyakoda factory.

Roland DG continues to streamline its D-Shop production processes. New technologies have been implemented to automate a number of simple assembly operations, allowing employees to focus on more complex assembly processes requiring manual work. As a result, the new D-shop technology saves assembly time and space. In addition, a separate room was built for the automated assembly area to ensure a clean production environment.

To support future growth Roland DG will continue to improve manufacturing efficiencies and will increase the production capacity of its cutting-edge manufacturing operations.

For further information visit www.rolanddg.com

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