Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

Company Profile

■URL

https://www.furukawa.co.jp/en/

■Address

Tokiwabashi Tower, 2-6-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo-to 100-8322, Japan

Business Overview

-Supplier manufacturing non-ferrous products such as copper wires, aluminum wires, wire harnesses, and products made of various metals. The Company delivers products to the following business sectors: information technology, energy, automotive, electronics, construction, and architectural.

-The electrical/electronic business handles automotive products. The electrical/electronic business is divided into two units, the automotive parts and battery unit and the electrical/electronic material unit that also delivers automotive products too.


-The two companies below are in the electrical/electronic business.

  • Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc.: wire harnesses, connectors, electronic control units, metal core substrate, etc.
  • Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd.: automotive batteries

-The electrical/electronic business manufactures wire harnesses, steering roll connectors, battery-check sensors, monitoring radar systems, and automotive batteries.

Shareholders

-From April 4, 2022, moved to the Prime Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (As of Mar. 31, 2022)
Name or Company name Investment Ratio (%)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 15.72
Custody Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 5.66
Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. Retirement Funds Trust Mizuho Bank, Ltd. Account 3.42
Custody Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account 4) 3.23
BNYMSANV AS AGENT/ CLIENTS LUX UCITS NON TREATY 1 2.41
Asahi Mutual Life Insurance Co. 1.93
Furukawa Co., Ltd. 1.88
DFA INTL SMALL CAP VALUE PORTFOLIO 1.80
Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. Retirement Funds Trust Furukawa Co., Ltd. Account 1.55
Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd. Retirement Funds Trust Asahi Mutual Life Insurance Co. Account 1.49
Total 39.08

Products

Wire harnesses
-Wire harnesses

  • Wire harnesses for EV/HEV
  • Aluminum wire harnesses

-Sliding door harnesses
-BUS harnesses
-Corrosion-proof terminal for aluminum wire

Connectors
-Connectors
-Steering roll connectors

Functional components for automobile
-Metal core PCBs
-Automotive batteries
-Lead battery status detection sensors
-Heat-dissipation/cooling products

  • Heat pipes
  • Heat sinks

-Plating
-Heat resistant wire & cable for automobiles

Functional product materials for automobiles
-Copper and copper alloy products
-Copper Foil
-Enameled wire

Interior finishing materials
-Foam products
-Micro-cellular foamed light reflective sheet

History

Jun. 1896 Established as Yokohama Electric Cable Manufacturing Company.
Apr. 1920 Established Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. by consolidating Furukawa Mining Industry (currently Furukawa Co.) and Nikko Copper Electrolyzing Refinery (currently Nikko Works).
Dec. 1921 Acquired Kyushu Electric Cable Company located in the Moji District of Kita-Kyushu City, renaming it Kyushu Electric Cable Works. (This plant is currently the Kyushu Plant of Furukawa Electric Industrial Cable Co., Ltd.)
Nov. 1938 Osaka Copper Works established in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture. (Previously named Osaka Works and currently is the copper-tubing business.)
May 1949 Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Sep. 1950 Spun off the battery business into a separate company Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd.
Sep. 1958 Established Hiratsuka Electric Cable Works in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture. (It’s currently Hiratsuka Works.)
March 1961 Established and started operations at Chiba Cable Works in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture.
March 1971 Established Mie Works in Kameyama, Mie Prefecture.
Aug. 1972 Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
April 1981 Absorbed the operations of Furukawa Metal Industry, in order to better plan future developments as a general, non-ferrous manufacture.
Feb. 1987 Completed Yokohama R&D Lab in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Oct.1993 Merged the operations of Furukawa Aluminum and Fukui Rolling Company, in order to consolidate sales and production functions, and strengthen and expand the business.
Nov. 2001 Acquired the optical-fiber-cable business of Lucent Technologies (which is currently Acatel-Lucent) based in the USA, and named the business OFS Fitel, LLC.
Oct. 2003 Turned its Sky Alumimum Co., Ltd. (the light metals business) into Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corporation. (The company is currently named UACJ).
Jan. 2005 Transferred the sales function of its electric-power business to Viscas Corporation.
Dec. 2005 Listed Furukawa Sky (currently UACJ) on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Feb. 2007 Listed the stocks of FCM Co., Ltd. on the Nippon New Market Hercules Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange. (In 2018, due to the Company’s selling off FCM’s shares, FCM is no longer included within the Furukawa Group.)
Mar. 2012 Acquired Totoku Electric’s shares, which were listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, through a public offering by Totoku to raise capital. As a result, Totoku became a consolidated subsidiary.
Oct. 2013 Furukawa Sky and Sumitomo Light Metal Industries, Ltd. merged and formed UACJ, which is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is the Company’s consolidated subsidiary based on the equity method of accounting. 
Apr. 2015 Took over the non-Japan operations of the electric-power-cable business of Viscas Corp., a consolidated subsidiary based on the equity method of accounting.
Oct. 2016 Took over the Japan operations of the electric-power-cable business of Viscas Corp., a consolidated subsidiary based on the equity method of accounting. 
Apr. 2020 Turned the copper-tubing business into Daishin P & T, which as a result became a wholly owned subsidiary.
Oct. 2020 Reorganized the coil business, with Essex Furukawa Magnet Wire LLC taking over the business of large-size coils.

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