KONAMI CORPORATION held a groundbreaking ceremony in Clark County, Nevada on Tuesday, October 8 for a new factory to be operated by gaming device production and retail subsidiary Konami Gaming, Inc. This new Factory No.2 will double the company’s gaming device production capacity and enable us to greatly expand the ways we meet the demands of the ever-growing casino markets of Asia, Europe, Latin America, and elsewhere around the world.
Factory No.2 is due to be completed in the summer of 2015, in close proximity to the Las Vegas headquarters of Konami Gaming Inc. and Factory No.1. With a total floor space of 14,000m2, the new factory will contribute to bringing production capacity to 2.3 times its previous level. The factory will be built to achieve the "LEED"* certification for facilities that acknowledge their environmental responsibilities, and will keep to a minimal energy usage in order to be as environmentally friendly a factory as possible.
Chair of the Clark County Commission Steve Sisolak was in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony along with other Clark County commissioners and affiliated persons. Mr. Sisolak took the podium to welcome the new factory and express his high hopes for the growth of the gaming industry that Factory No.2 will bring.
The Konami Group also includes Konami Australia Pty Ltd., which produces gaming devices and provides retail and other services to a range of markets, from Australia and New Zealand to Southeast Asia. Konami holds a total of 357 gaming licenses worldwide, including in the U.S. and Australia, and is the only Japanese corporation with experience and knowhow of the global casino device production industry.
Konami hopes that the establishment of this new factory will help boost the production and sale of gaming devices and management systems in Asia, the U.S., and elsewhere around the globe, and help us deliver new styles of entertainment to our customers worldwide.
* LEED is a certification system developed and operated by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) that rates buildings based on their environmentally-friendly design.
The groundbreaking ceremony in progress
The participants stand shovels in hand
< Konami Gaming, Inc. Profile >
A wholly owned subsidiary of KONAMI CORPORATION Established: 1997, Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
Business operations: Development, production, sale, and services related to casino slot machines and other gaming devices, plus casino management systems.
Konami Gaming, Inc. acts as Konami’s gaming & systems business branch in the U.S., providing top-quality products and services for the global casino market.
Konami Gaming, Inc.