Tokyo (July 19, 2021) – Regarding the fire that broke out at Tatsuno Factory of Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing Co., Ltd., on July 6, the current status is as follows:
Identification of cause and path forward
Based on process data at the time of occurrence, we identified that the fire was caused by static electricity within the production equipment. We will take countermeasures after obtaining the opinions of third-party organization specializing in occupational safety regarding the method of identifying the cause, countermeasures and safety.
Outlook for resuming operations
Expecting to resume operations in early August, we are working on the preparation. 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 and preventing the recurrence.