Murata, a small, family-run manufacturing company in Muratayashi, Miyagi prefecture, is known for its low-cost, high-quality hand tools.
As it is, Murata’s factory is the world’s largest in terms of production capacity, but the company’s sales have declined sharply.
Murata has been struggling to compete with cheaper imports, which are being imported from China.
The factory has been on a downward trend in recent years.
Its revenue dropped to ¥1.65 billion ($11 million) in 2014 from ¥2.5 billion in 2013, according to the latest annual report filed by the company.
In March, the company filed for bankruptcy protection.
The problem is not just a matter of price, according and is a symptom of the company being too reliant on exports, which is causing problems with its supply chain.
Murata is the only Japanese maker of molds for making plastic bottles, and it makes only small batches at home.
To make it profitable, the plant has to import products from China, which has become a huge market for Murata.
This means that the company can’t import materials from abroad, and therefore can’t make plastic bottles for export.
This has caused the company to invest in domestic production, including making molds from plastics and polyethylene.
In May, the Tokyo Stock Exchange reported that the factory was preparing to lay off 4,800 workers.
The factory employs 1,500 people, and the company says it expects to have another 4,500 employees by the end of the year.
Murata’s production of the hand tools and plastics is the company most at risk of losing the company in the long run.
Its export business has been a disaster.
The company has been unable to sell any products overseas, including some plastics, which it sells in Japan, South Korea, and China.
A Murata representative said in a press conference that the plan is to continue manufacturing molds to make a range of products, including plastics and other materials that will be exported to other countries.
The spokesman said the company expects to spend ¥50 billion ($13 million) this year to maintain its output of hand tools, and will spend ¥100 billion ($15 million) next year.