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Bandai Spirits To Build New Factory For Gunpla Due To Increased Demand

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Bandai Spirits To Construct New Manufacturing facility For Gunpla Due To Elevated Demand

Bandai Namco Holdings’ toy and pastime subsidiary Bandai Spirits, introduced in a press launch on April 28, 2022, that the corporate determined to assemble a brand new manufacturing unit for BANDAI HOBBY CENTER to satisfy the elevated demand for its Gundam plastic mannequin kits (Gunpla) inside and out of doors Japan.

The operations on the new manufacturing unit is scheduled to start in 2024. The objective of constructing a brand new manufacturing unit is to make sure a extra secure manufacturing system.

Bandai revealed the corporate had acquired about 4,506 tsubo(~14,895 m^2) of land for the brand new manufacturing unit.

Beforehand, in December 2020, the Bandai Interest Middle expanded its new constructing in response to the elevated recognition of plastic fashions corresponding to Gunpla in Japan and overseas.

Gunpla kits debuted in 1980, and a complete of greater than 5 billion kits have shipped as of April 2019. The present Bandai Interest Middle manufacturing unit was accomplished in 2006, and it produced and shipped 6.6 million items in its first yr. Steadily demand elevated, and the manufacturing unit’s equipment expanded. In 2018, the identical manufacturing unit produced 15.73 million kits.

Supply: Mantan Internet, Bandai Namco Press Launch