Industry :  Infrastructure (Communications solutions, Energy infrastructure) Electronics & Automotive systems (Automobile products & Batteries, Electronics component materials) Functional Products

Website :  https://www.furukawaelectric.com

Furukawa Electric Group has the following Corporate Philosophy: “Drawing on more than a century of expertise in the development and fabrication of advanced materials, we will contribute to the realization of a rich and sustainable society through continuous technological innovation.” Ever since our foundation in 1884, we have built our business on communicating, linking, and storing energy, information and heat. We have developed a wide variety of products around the world in infrastructure fields, such as telecommunications and energy, as well as in other fields such as automotive components and electronics, based on our four core technologies – “metals”, “photonics”, “polymers” and “high frequency electronics”.

  • Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Keiichi Kobayashi
  • 1884
  • 1896
  • 69,395 million JPY
  • 967,333 million JPY
  • 51,925
  • Marunouchi Nakadori Bldg., 2-3,Marunouchi 2-chome, Chiyodaku, Tokyo
    100-8322, Japan
  • +81-3-3286-3001
  • India 2, Indonesia 5, Malaysia 3, Myanmar 2, Philippines 2, Singapore 1, Thailand 11, Vietnam 2


1884 : Honjo Copper Smeltery opened. Yamada Cable Works opened.
1896 : Yokohama Electric Cable Manufacturing Company established (capital:¥50,000)
1906 : Nikko Copper Electrolyzing Refinery opened.
1920 : Yokohama Electric Cable Manufacturing Company and Nikko Copper Electrolyzing Refinery, previously a subsidiary of Furukawa Kogyo Co., Ltd., consolidated to establish The Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (capital:¥20,000,000)
1938 : Osaka Copper Works established in Amagasaki City.
1959 : Hiratsuka Cable Works established in Hiratsuka.
1961 : Established and started operations of Chiba Cable Works in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture.
1968 : Furukawa Electric Cables (Malaysia) (FECM), a joint venture manufacturing electric cables, founded in Malaysia.
1971 : Mie Works established in Kameyama-shi, Mie-prefecture.
1979 : Bangkok Telecom Co., Ltd. established, as a joint venture in Thailand for manufacture of communication cables.
1987 : Completion of Yokohama R&D Lab.
1992 : Established an optical fiber cable manufacturing and sales company as a joint venture with AT&T in the U.S.
2001 : Bought out Lucent Technologies' optical fiber solution business.
2003 : Founded a new automotive part company in Indonesia.
2009 : Establishes an optical fiber manufacturing company in India
2010 : US subsidiary OFS Fitel, LLC establishes a manufacturing company for base materials of optical fibers jointly with a Chinese manufacturer
2011 : Purchased SuperPower Inc., an American high-temperature superconducting materials manufacturer.
2014 : Automobile parts management company founded in Thailand.
2016 : Established local subsidiary in Myanmar to provide solutions focusing on communication construction.