World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Furukawa Electric

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
Type Public KK
Traded as TYO: 5801
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Electrical equipment
Founded Yokohama, Japan (1884 (1884))
Founders Furukawa Ichibei
Headquarters Marunouchi Nakadori Bldg., 2-3, Marunouchi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8322, Japan
Area served Worldwide
Key people Mitsuyoshi Shibata, (CEO and President)
Masao Yoshida, (Chairman)

Increase $ 9.837 billion USD (FY 2012)

(¥ 924.717 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
Net income

Increase $ 38.053 million USD (FY 2012)

(¥ 3.577 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
  • 3,971 (non-consolidated)
  • 50,342 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (古河電気工業株式会社 Furukawa Denkikōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese electric and electronics equipment company.

The company was founded by Furukawa Ichibei in 1884 in Yokohama when a copper-smelting facility and a wire manufacturing factory were established. Furukawa was a Japanese businessman who founded one of the fifteen largest industrial conglomerates in Japan, called Furukawa zaibatsu, to wich Furukawa Electric belongs to this day.

The company is listed on the Tokyo stock Exchane and is constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[3]

Furukawa Electric aids CERN's experiments on the search for the Higgs boson with its superconducting magnet wires.[4] The company's products also include superconductivity cables.

As of July 2013 the company has 137 subsidiaries and affiliate companies across Japan, Europe, North and South America.[5]


  • Business segments and products 1
  • Furukawa Electric Group global logo 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4

Business segments and products

In April 2013 the company adopted a new group global logo mark "that will be shared among all global group companies as a symbol to create a greater sense of unity while helping to convey a stronger global market presence for the Furukawa brand".[6]
The Furukawa Group logo adopted in 2013

External links

  • Official website (English)
  • OFS-Optical Fiber Solution (subsidiary)


  1. ^ a b "Furukawa Electric Company Profile". Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Furukawa Electric Financial Statements 2013". Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Furukawa's technology contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson". Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Furukawa Electric Group Sustainability Report 2013". Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  6. ^ "New Furukawa Electric Group Global Logo Mark". Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.