Roland DG’s headquarters, currently based in Hamamatsu City, Japan, will relocate to Miyakoda in July 2023 to establish a new ‘nearly zero-emission’ certified building to reduce energy consumption by 75%.

Nearly zero-emission building (ZEB) means a building that has a very high energy performance, while the nearly zero or very low amount of energy required should be covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources, including energy from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby.

According to the manufacturer and distributor of advertising and signage inkjet printers and 3D manufacturing tools, the new building will be 1.5 times safer in earthquakes than the national standard and is equipped with a solar power generation system on the rooftop, automatic lighting control, inverter airflow control for exhaust fans, and an air conditioning system.

The company decided to relocate to integrate the factory and headquarter functions that are currently located at two separate venues in Hamamatsu. It will provide a space for administration, sales, interaction areas, cafeteria lounge, training room, showers, and creative spaces designed to enable employees to freely change their work environment, generate ideas and communicate with each other. The company consolidated its mass production functions to the Thailand plant as of December 2021 to improve production efficiency, and the Miyakoda Plant is now used as a pilot line.