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  • January 6, 2014

    —The Beginning of the Age of “L”—
    Rengo Begins Operations at the Shin-Nagoya Plant,
    a Leading-edge Corrugated Plant Thoroughly Dedicated to the Concept of “Less is More.”

    Rengo Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Kita-ku, Osaka; President & CEO: Kiyoshi Otsubo) announces that it officially commenced operations today at the Shin-Nagoya Plant (Kasugai-shi, Aichi Prefecture), in place of Rengo's former Nagoya Plant (Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi).

    Ample consideration has been given to the environment at the new plant, including the introduction of photovoltaic power generation systems. The plant has been fitted with many such leading-edge technologies and design innovations meant to help protect the global environment, such as the first seismically isolated automated warehouse at a Rengo corrugated plant, which has been installed in order to improve safety during distribution work and accomplish efficient inventory management.

    In addition to working to further reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, Rengo will realize its concept of “Less is more.” by aiming to create high-quality products with great added value that use fewer resources. In addition, this plant will serve as a central base for the Rengo Group in the Chubu region. Rengo will provide full support to the economy of the Chubu region—where increased development is expected due to the planned opening of the Linear Chuo Shinkansen, a high-speed train linking Tokyo and Nagoya—in the field of packaging.


    Front of the Shin-Nagoya Plant

    Front of the Shin-Nagoya Plant

    One of Japan's largest rack-type, seismic isolated automatic warehouses

    One of Japan's largest rack-type, seismically isolated automated warehouse

    Overview of Rengo Co., Ltd. Shin-Nagoya Plant


    Shin-Nagoya Plant, Rengo Co., Ltd.


    Akechi East Industrial Park, 1514-82 Tonmei, Akechi-cho, Kasugai-shi,
    Aichi Prefecture, Japan

    Date of opening

    January 1, 2014 (operations commence January 6, 2014)

    Representative Plant General Manager Kaoru Inoue
    Total site area 105,785m2
    Total floor area

    35,991m2 (Building area approx. 29,295m2)

    Number of employees 120
    Products Corrugated board/boxes

    Balancing high quality and productivity


    Cutting-edge facilities ensure a balance of high productivity and quality.


    Rengo's various, originally developed inspection equipment and defect elimination equipment results
    in consistently high quality.


    Rengo's originally developed centralized production management system accomplishes production optimization and visualization.


    Thorough measures are taken against hot weather via high ceilings and ventilation.
    Natural light is also utilized for a bright environment that is pleasant to work in.


    Introducing the first seismically isolated automated warehouse a Rengo corrugated plant


    Maximum number of

    Approx. 4,000

    Stacker cranes


    Installation height

    Approx. 30m


    One of Japan's largest seismically isolated automated warehouse
    Automatic distribution system for optimum efficiency


    Overview of photovoltaic power generation systems


    Total generation capacity


    Annual generation

    Approx. 1,540,000kWh
    (the equivalent of the electricity consumption of approx. 425 households)

    Number of panels

    7,436 (roof: 5,868 panels; slope: 1,568 panels)


    5. Reduced impact
    on the environment
    Feed-in tariffs for renewable energy utilized to contribute to CO2 reduction.
    Thermal barrier effects in plant building from equipment installed on the roof


    Other types of consideration for the environment


    Large lithium-ion storage batteries for power storage


    LEDs used for all lighting (automatic lighting control that detects natural light)


    Gas boilers to reduce CO2 emissions


    All lifts are battery-powered and do not produce emissions

    5. Energy-conserving corrugator through systems such as steam circulation systems
    6. Reduced waste through the centralized management of energy equipment,
    using a central monitoring system
    7. Well-insulated buildings that reduce energy required for air conditioning
    8. Corru-Air Duct (air-conditioning ducts made of corrugated board)
    9. A large-scale dust collection system that gathers and solidifies paper dust to reduce its volume