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Notice Regarding Fire at Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing’s Tatsuno Factory (second notice)

Tokyo (July 7, 2021) – Regarding the fire that broke out at Tatsuno Factory of Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing Co., Ltd., on July 6, the updated information as of 3pm today is underlined below. We will keep posting further updates.

  1. Address of the factory
    4333-1, Oaza Inatomi Aza Shiromae, Tatsuno, Kamiina-gun, Nagano Prefecture
  2. Occurrence of fire
    Around 5:50pm, sound of explosion was heard and a fire from production line was confirmed.
    Around 6:00pm, firefighters started working on the fire. It took time for them to enter the area because of thick smoke. When the firefighters entered, the fire had gone.
    At 8:40pm, after waiting for the heated equipment to cool down naturally, the fire department completed their work.
  3. Damages
    There was no injury or casualty. There was no physical damage to the building. Outside of the factory’s perimeter, there have been no reports of physical damage at this time.
  4. Cause
    The on-site inspection will be conducted on July 8 in cooperation with the local fire department and police department.
  5. Effects on production and shipment
    Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing’s Kofu Factory, located in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture, also produces toner for the Group. Including inventories, we will take all possible measures to avoid any inconvenience to our customers and the markets.

The Konica Minolta Group sincerely addresses the incident and works on securing safety in the area. Cooperating with the local fire department, police department and relevant authorities, we will thoroughly investigate the cause and work to prevent the recurrence.

Overview of Tatsuno Factory
- Operation started in 2007
- Production items: toner for multi-functional peripherals (MFPs) and other equipment
- Ground area: 46,641 square meters
- Number of employees: 44