Tokyo (August 16, 2021) – Regarding the explosion at Tatsuno Factory of Konica Minolta Supplies Manufacturing Co., Ltd. on August 12, we would like to give our sincerest apologies to residents in neighboring communities, relevant authorities and all those for the trouble. Below is the current status. We will keep posting updates.
The on-site inspection was conducted by the local fire and police departments, starting on August 14. As it takes time to collect and analyze the data, the cause has not been identified.
The Konica Minolta Group sincerely addresses the incident again and, in cooperation with the local fire and police departments and relevant authorities, will thoroughly investigate the cause. Until the cause is identified and safety is ensured, we will not resume operation.