Jun 28, 2023 /SemiMedia/ -- Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. announced that it has established a Tokyo logistics center in Ruyama City, Chiba Prefecture in December 2022.

Together with the existing Osaka Logistics Center in the Kansai region, the establishment of this new logistics center in the Kanto region means that Murata now has two logistics centers in Japan, which will enable Murata to ensure the smooth supply of products to customers and stable distribution in the event of a natural disaster or other misfortune. 

In 2011, Murata opened the Osaka Logistics Center to consolidate the storage of finished products, which had previously been stored at each individual plant, into one warehouse, and undertake shipping operations from this central location. To prevent shipping operations from being disrupted by recent unforeseen circumstances such as natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision was made as a business continuity measure to establish the Tokyo Logistics Center in Nagareyama, Chiba Prefecture, as a second warehouse in Japan. 

The Tokyo Logistics Center is a seismically isolated structure like the Osaka Logistics Center, and in the event of a power outage, shipping operations are able to continue thanks to emergency power provided by a generator installed at the warehouse facility. This way, if one of the logistics centers is affected by a disaster, inventory can be transferred to the unaffected logistics center, or shipments from plants can be diverted to the unaffected warehouse, with the aim of restoring shipments to original capacity within a week. For this reason, 2-base arrangements and systems are becoming commonplace. Furthermore, by using two different airports—Kansai International Airport and Narita International Airport—Murata can take business continuity measures in the event of an airport disaster.