KYOCERA Corporation

Industry :  Electronics

Slogan :  The New Value Frontier

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Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971), the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools, industrial ceramics, printers, copiers and mobile phones. During the year ended March 31, 2017, the company’s consolidated net sales totaled 1.42 trillion yen (approx. USD12.7 billion). Kyocera appears on the “Top 100 Global Innovators” list by Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine’s 2016 “Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.

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  • 6 Takeda Tobadono-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan 612-8501 (Map)
  • Fushimi-ku
  • Kyoto City
  • +81-75-604-3500
  • +81-75-604-3501
  • Hideo Tanimoto, President and Representative Director


Apr. 1959 Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd.(now Kyocera Corporation) is founded in Kyoto, Japan.
Aug. 1968 First overseas representative office opens in California, U.S.A.
Feb. 1974 Kyocera stock is listed on the First Section of both the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchanges.
Feb. 1976 Kyocera issues new shares of common stock in the form of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) in the United States.
Jul. 1976 The U.S.A. Study Tour for Japanese children begins.
Dec. 1977 Kyocera (Hong Kong) Ltd. (now Kyocera Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.) begins business in Hong Kong.
Jul. 1978 The Japan Study Tour for children from the U.S.A. begins.
May 1980 Kyocera stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
May 1981 Kyocera Business Machines Co., Ltd. (now Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd.) is established in Japan.
Apr. 1984 Kyocera supports the establishment of the Inamori Foundation
(as an incorporated foundation; now a public interest incorporated association).
Jun. 1984 Kyocera establishes Daini-Denden Kikaku Co., Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan (now KDDI Corp.) .
Jan. 1990 AVX Corp. joins the Kyocera Group.
Jan. 1994 Kyoto Purple Sanga Co., Ltd. is established in Kyoto, Japan
in cooperation with 20 companies
including Kyocera and
Nintendo Co., Ltd. and supports a local professional soccor team
Kyoto Purple Sanga (now Kyoto Sanga F.C.).
Aug. 1997 The Japan Study Tour for Chinese children begins.
Jan. 2000 Mita Corp. is reorganized to become Kyocera Mita Corp.
(now Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.).
Aug. 2009 Kyocera Asia Pacific (India) Pvt. Ltd. is established in India.
Aug. 2011 Kyocera Vietnam Management Company Limited (now Kyocera Vietnam Co., Ltd.) is established in Vietnam.
Jun. 2012 Kyocera CTC Precision Tools Private Limited is established in India as a cutting tool manufacturer.
Aug. 2016 The Japan Study Tour for Vietnamese children begins.

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Kyocera's global operations include a diverse range of products: fine ceramic components, automotive components, semiconductor components, electronic components, optical components, displays, printing devices, solar power generating systems, industrial cutting tools, medical materials, recrystallized gemstones, ceramic kitchen tools, mobile phones, printers, multifunctional products (MFPs), document solutions and more.

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