Thursday, 12 July 2018

TANAKA Expands FC Catalyst Production Capacity

Source: TANAKA | ACN Newswire |, 11th July 2018

This expansion has seven times the current production capacity. This enables TANAKA to meet rising future global demand for commercial fuel cell vehicles and industrial equipment. Center will provide fuel cell electrode catalyst materials enabling a hydrogen-based society

TOKYO, July 11, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - TANAKA Holdings Co., Ltd. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and CEO: Akira Tanae) announced that TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director and CEO: Akira Tanae), which operates the TANAKA Precious Metals manufacturing business, established a new Fuel Cell Catalyst Development Center in Kanagawa Prefecture to develop and manufacture electrode catalysts used in fuel cells. TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo already boasts a worldleading share of the fuel cell catalyst market, and with the expansion of the center, production capacity will increase seven-fold.

The new building is located adjacent to the existing FC Catalyst Development Center at TANAKA Kikinzoku Kogyo's Shonan Plant. This new building has approximately 3,000 square meters. This development and production site expansion has been combined with the construction of a new shipping and warehouse facility. TANAKA's added production capacity will increase by seven times the current production capacity. As a result, TANAKA will be able to provide stable supplies of products in response to demand for precious metal electrode catalysts which is rising in recent years to facilitate the development of a hydrogen-based society as well as expansion of fuel cell markets. The new buildings are scheduled for completion on July 18, 2018, and full-scale operations will commence in January 2019.

Read more at: https://www.acnnewswire.com/press-release/english/44624/tanaka-expands-fc-catalyst-production-capacity