Fujikura Rubber Ltd. is in the works of establishing an all new Factory with a full relocation of its organization.
This doesnt only have to do with Golf, Fujikura is a large manufacture of industrial rubber goods like products for automobiles, engines, brakes, gas equipment, electrical home appliances and communications gear. Their sports equipment segment deals with carbon golf shafts and outdoor sporting items.
They currently own the land where the new Otaka plant will stand. It is currently being used as a test field for their golf shaft line. The construction of this new plant will be completed sometime in 2010 and the Omiya factory will be fully closed sometime in 2011 while all the materials and equipment from their Haramachi plant will be transfered to the new Otaka location.
Sometime in 2011 they will begin work on a new technology and R&D center in their new plant which they say will greatly enhance their strength of sharing technical information between the many components of their company.