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Toray-CFE launches work on its sixth production line at its Abidos site

The Japanese Toray Group has laid the foundation stone for its sixth production unit at its Abidos site in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques region of France. Thanks to an investment of 120 million euros, production capacity at the Abidos plant will be increased.

Toray-CFE launches work on its sixth production line at its Abidos site
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Toray Industries, Inc. confirms the expansion of its subsidiary Toray Carbon Fibers Europe S.A. On December 6, 2023, Toray-CFE laid the foundation stone for its sixth production unit, in the presence of two top Japanese managers, Minoru Yoshinaga and Hiroshi Enomoto. Jean-Marc Guilhempey, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Toray-Carbon Fibers Europe, recalled the site’s industrial epic while highlighting the work of its teams. This plant expansion will also create jobs. Annual production capacity at the Abidos plant will rise from 5,000 tonnes to 6,000 tonnes, enabling it to meet growing demand in several markets (civil aerospace, defense, civil nuclear, satellites and automotive).

“Soficar’s first production line started up in 1985. At that time, production capacity was just 300 tonnes a year, less than a tenth of today’s capacity. By 2025, when construction of the new line is complete, CFE will be in a position to meet the growing demand from European markets”, points out Minoru Yoshinaga.

“Soficar’s first production line started up in 1985. At that time, production capacity was just 300 tonnes a year, less than a tenth of today’s capacity. By 2025, when construction of the new line is complete, CFE will be in a position to meet the growing demand from European markets”, points out Minoru Yoshinaga of Toray Industries, noting that the group posted sales of 1199.4 billion yen in the first half (April to September), a contraction of 4.9% compared with the same reference period of 2022. The carbon fibre and composite materials business grew by 0.8%, driven in particular by the aerospace sector.

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