June 29, 2023
Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that it will further strengthen its domestic manufacturing operations through realignment. Particularly, all domestic manufacturing operations related to cameras for broadcasting/professional/cinema, as well as medical peripheral equipment including monitors and printers, currently conducted at the Kosai Site (located in Kosai, Shizuoka Prefecture), will be consolidated to the Kohda Site (located in Kohda, Aichi Prefecture) which currently manufactures products such as lenses for Interchangeable-lens cameras.
The Kosai Site will cease its manufacturing activities at the end of June 2024, once all transfers have been completed. Employees of the Kosai Site will be transferred primarily to the Kohda Site, to which the functions will be transferred. The land and building usage after the production activities are ceased is not yet determined.
As part of this consolidation, the manufacturing operations in Japan for Sony's Entertainment, Technology & Services (ET&S) business will be covered by three sites (Kohda, Kisarazu, Inazawa), changing from the current four locations. This will further enhance site-to-site coordination as well as manufacturing operations. Sony further strives to establish more solid business foundations by implementing these initiatives.