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Fujikura Group CSR Report 2011
Management Performance

Business Performance and Business Summary in Fiscal 2010

Company Profile

Company name Fujikura Ltd.
Established Fubuary , 1885
Incorporation March 18, 1910
Paid in Capital 53.075 billion (as of March 31, 2011)
Net Sales 521.8 billion (Fiscal year, Consolidated)
President & CEO Youichi Nagahama
Head Office 1-5-1, kiba, koto-ku,Tokyo 135-8512 Japan
Plants Sakura, Suzuka, Numazu, Ishioka
R & D Tokyo, Sakura, Singapore, Thailand,
Branch /
Business office
Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Sendai, Saporo, Takamatu, Numazu
Overseas U.S.A, U.K, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Vietnam, India, Russia, etc,
Number of Employees 53.289 (Consolidated, as of March 31, 2011)
Main Business Optical Fiber Cable, Optical Tele System, Tele System, Electronics & Auto, Automotive Components, Metal Cable & System, Enameled Wires, Magnet Wires, Metal Wires, etc,

Business Performance in Fiscal 2010

Profit decreases badly impacted by the exchange market

In fiscal 2010, Japan's economy showed signs of recovery thanks to the growth of emerging economies such as China, and also helped by continuing economic recovery in Europe and the United States. In the end, however, the Japanese economy did not recover because of the stronger yen and soaring crude oil prices.

Under these circumstances, the Fujikura Group's net sales were 521.8 billion yen, up 3.6% year on year. For operating income we compensated for losses in the Electronics & Auto and Metal Cable & Systems Segments with a profit in the Telecommunications Segment and real property business, but income eventually decreased by 5.8% year on year to 16.8 billion yen, badly affected by the exchange market.

In the Telecommunications Segment, we were able to increase both net sales and operating income despite the stronger yen by promoting the optical components and optical fusion splicers business.
In the Electronics & Auto Segment, we increased sales in the automotive components business thanks to favorable market environments in China and Europe, but sales of flexible printed circuits (FPCs) decreased substantially in the electronics business. Also due to the influence of the stronger yen, both our global net sales and operating income decreased in the segment as a whole. In the Metal Cable & Systems Segment, we increased our net sales thanks to rises in the copper price, but profitability was lowered due to the intensified market competition. In the real property business, we achieved increases both in net sales and operating income thanks to completion of Fukagawa Gatharia.

Net Sales

Operating Income

Net Income

Total assets

Number of Employees

Segment's Net Sales

Capital Investment

The Fujikura Group (Fujikura and its consolidated subsidiaries) made a capital investment of 34.5 billion yen (on a basis of tangible and intangible fixed assets received) under its basic strategies of "concentrating managerial resources in growth fields" and "enhancing craftsmanship in monozukuri (manufacturing)."

Capital investment made in fiscal 2010
Telecommunications Segment 5.6 billion yen Invested in improvements in the optical fiber preform rod manufacturing facilities to respond to favorable demand for optical fibers in China.
Electronics & Auto Segment 10.2 billion yen Invested in improvements in the manufacturing facilities to receive more orders for high value-added FPCs, which are very difficult to manufacture.
Metal Cable & Systems Segment 2.1 billion yen Invested in improvements in the metal cable-related manufacturing facilities.
Others 3.3 billion yen Invested in the redevelopment projects (Fukagawa Gatharia project, etc.)
Total 21.2 billion yen

Research and Development

Creating an eco-friendly society based on cloud communications

As the basic technology that supports today's information-oriented society driven by the Internet, optical fibers are widely used for the transmission of information. Fujikura has long been engaged in optical fibers, optical components, and optical transmission equipment, which are necessary to build wide-area network infrastructures. In order to support the cloud communications-oriented society in the 21st century, we propose a range of products, which will provide eco-friendly solutions from the two aspects of information and energy.

Networking computers and information through cloud communications

The speed of our main information networks has increased year by year from 10 gigabits per second, to 40 gigabits and to 100 gigabits. At the same time, the volume of information generated on computers around us has been dramatically increasing. We are now sending out and collecting information across the world via networks called "cloud" networks, and some say "The radius of the Earth has shrunk" to describe how the speed of information communication is being accelerated. The core components of these networks are data centers and servers, and more optical technologies are being input in this field. Specifically computers and routers are being connected by the use of high-speed optical transmission technologies without being noticed, while the use of optical technologies is demanded to conserve energy to build a low-carbon society. Fujikura's products for cloud communications represent its "Tsunagu" technologies, which connect more information more speedily and in a more energy-efficient manner without energy loss.

These active optical cables, which conform to the Camera Link interface standard and adopt the signal bypass method, convert electric signals into optical signals and enable the long-distant transmission of high-resolution camera images even in an environment with a lot of electrical noise.

Camera Link-compliant active optical cables (AOCs)

HDMI active optical cables enable the long-distant transmission of images, which was impossible with electric cables. HDMI cables are used to transmit high-resolution images over a distance of several tens of meters.

HDMI active optical cables (AOCs)

Laboratories

Optics and Electronics Laboratory/Optoelectronic Circuits & Systems R&D Center(Sakura/Chiba)

Optics and Electronics Laboratory/
Optoelectronic Circuits & Systems R&D Center
(Sakura/Chiba)

Material Technology Laboratory/Electron Device Laboratory(Sakura/Chiba)

Material Technology Laboratory/
Electron Device Laboratory
(Sakura/Chiba)

Optical Cable System R&D Center(Sakura/Chiba)

Optical Cable System R&D Center
(Sakura/Chiba)

Electronics Components R&D Center(Sakura/Chiba)

Electronics Components R&D Center
(Sakura/Chiba)

Power & Telecommunication Cable System R&D Center(Sakura/Chiba,Suzuka/Mie)

Power & Telecommunication Cable System R&D Center
(Sakura/Chiba,Suzuka/Mie)