HORIBA Strengthens Mass Flow Controller Production System in China

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Aiming to expand market share in the renewable energy and power semiconductor markets

HORIBA Precision Instruments (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (hereinafter HORIBA Precision Instruments), a Group company of HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd. (hereinafter HORIBA STEC) which leads the semiconductor segment of the HORIBA Group, has relocated its company building to an industrial park near the Beijing Capital International Airport.

This relocation expands the production area and improve efficiency in an effort to establish a production system that will triple the current capacity by 2025.

The HORIBA Group currently holds a roughly 60% share of the global mass flow controller market (as of December 2021 based on internal research). In China, the Group will work to capture an even greater share of the mass flow controller market by fully responding to the growing demand such as renewable energy and power semiconductor markets.

Relocation and Expansion Background

Investments in solar batteries and other renewable energy solutions to power semiconductors in China are growing to overcome the challenges in popularizing electric vehicles and promoting a shift to new energy sources toward carbon neutrality.

Increasingly stringent performance and quality requirements in these markets are also expanding the demand for mass flow controllers as a key component of manufacturing equipment.

HORIBA Precision Instruments has built a strong presence in China by capitalizing on high-caliber technical strengths cultivated through an alliance with HORIBA STEC, a leading company in mass flow controllers, while possessing sophisticated product development capabilities which are able to respond to local Chinese market needs. With this relocation and expansion to enhance the production system, the company will achieve a timely product supply to growth markets and in turn work to further strengthen its business.

About HORIBA Precision Instruments

HORIBA Precision Instruments was established in 2011 as the Japan-China joint venture Beijing HORIBA METRON Instruments Co., Ltd. With HORIBA STEC. The company expanded mass flow controllers to solar battery, analysis instrument, optical fiber, and other markets and has achieved business growth while strategically operating in different markets from HORIBA STEC, which primarily provided memory, logic, and other products to state-of-the-art semiconductor markets. Meanwhile, the company has also established a local production and supply system.

In 2019, Beijing HORIBA METRON Instruments Co., Ltd. became a wholly owned subsidiary of HORIBA STEC and changed its name to HORIBA Precision Instruments to more readily adapt to ever more sophisticated market needs.

Mass Flow Controller Overview

Mass flow controllers precisely measure and control the flow of gases and liquids. These instruments fulfill a vital role as a key component of manufacturing equipment in a wide range of industries from semiconductors and LCD panels to LEDs and solar batteries. 

Facility Outline

Address Building 1, No.3, Xixing Road, Houshayu Town, Shunyi District, Beijing, China (Located on the first and second floors*1)
Total floor space3,247 m2 (old company building: 1,245 m2)
RepresentativeChief Director, Yoshiomi Imoto
Employees90 (As of October 2021)*2
BusinessesDevelopment, manufacture, and sale of mass flow controllers

*1:The first floor houses the production area and the second floor provides technical development and office spaces.
*2:HORIBA Precision Instruments plans to increase the number of employees to 180 by 2025 as part of the effort to strengthen its production system.

New HORIBA Precision Instruments Building
New HORIBA Precision Instruments Building