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Showa Shell Mulls Purchase of Hitachi Miyazaki Plant

Showa Shell Sekiyu is considering a plan to purchase Hitachi’s plasma display factory in Miyazaki Prefecture with the intent of converting it to the production of solar cell panels by 2011, it was learned. The company already has two other solar cell panel factories nearby, and they hope that concentrating production in the same region will result in smoother operations. The two companies are currently in negotiations, and the purchase price and number of employees who may be retained have not been revealed.

Published: Apr 2, 2009 / Last Updated: Apr 2, 2009

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