Kyocera’s announcement regarding its acquisition of H.C. Starck Ceramics drew the most reader interest last week (Kyocera Adds European Production Capacity with H.C. Starck Ceramics Acquisition): “Kyocera Corp. recently announced that its Germany-based European headquarters, Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH, has concluded an agreement with H.C. Starck GmbH to acquire 100% of the shares of its H.C. Starck Ceramics GmbH subsidiary, an advanced ceramic manufacturing and sales company based in Selb, Germany. H.C. Starck Ceramics will join Kyocera and begin operations in spring 2019, subject to regulatory approval.
“While in recent years Kyocera has been making investments to increase production capacity of fine ceramic components in Japan and the U.S., the company currently does not have facilities to manufacture fine ceramic components in Europe. By using manufacturing assets gained in the H.C. Starck Ceramics acquisition, Kyocera reports that it will be able to respond quickly to clients in Europe, satisfying the growing market demand for fine ceramic components used in industrial machinery.”
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