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Fujikura Group CSR Integrated Report 2015
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Company Profile

Company Profile

Company name Fujikura Ltd.
Established 1885
Incorporation 1910
Paid in Capital 53.0 billion yen (as of March 31, 2015 Consolidated)
Net Sales 661.5 billion yen (FY2014, Consolidated)
President & CEO Yoichi Nagahama
Head Office 1-5-1, kiba, koto-ku,Tokyo 135-8512 Japan
Plants Sakura,Suzuka, Numazu, Ishioka
R&D Tokyo, Sakura, Suzuka
Branch/Business office Osaka, Nagoya / Utsunomiya, Toyota
Overseas U.S.A, U.K, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Vietnam, India etc.
Number of Employees 52,452 ( as of March 31, 2015 Consolidated)
Main Business Optical Fiber Cable, Optical Tele System, Tele System, Electronics & Auto,Automotive Components, Metal Cable & System, Metal Wires, Real Estate Business,etc.

130th anniversary of the foundation

 Founder Zenpachi Fujikura
Founder Zenpachi Fujikura

The history of Fujikura Ltd. dates back to February 1885, when its founder, Zenpachi Fujikura, began manufacturing silk and cotton insulated winding wires for machine use in Awaji-cho, Kanda. Since its founding, Fujikura has been providing highly reliable products in the fields of power and telecommunications, electronics, and automotive components around the globe by using its advanced electric wire and cable technologies. The company has thereby made great contributions to the development of society and the improvement of living standards and culture, while meeting the specific needs of customers. This year we mark the milestone of the 130th anniversary of the founding. Since that time, the number of members increased from only 10 at the beginning to more than 50,000 currently. All members, who are engaged in business in 24 countries and regions around the world, are working to meet the expectations of customers through the use of high-quality manufacturing technologies.

The company was switched from a personal business to an unlimited partnership company named "Fujikura Electric & Wire Rubber Co., Ltd." in 1901, and was reorganized to the present structure and renamed Fujikura Electric Wire Corporation in 1910. The company celebrated the centenary of its founding in 1985 and its 120th anniversary in 2005. We declared that the year 2005 would mark the start of our third 60 years of leadership (third foundation), with an aim to achieve even more growth in the four core business fields.

Braided cords, which were the basis for the manufacture of electric wires

Braided cords, which were the basis
for the manufacture of electric wires

Braid machine with which the founder launched the business

Braid machine with
which the founder launched the business

Factory in Awaji-cho, Kanda, where the business was born

Factory in Awaji-cho, Kanda,
where the business was born

Global Fujikura Group

The Fujikura Group is globally operating in the following four business categories in 24 countries and regions: infrastructure-related business (power & telecommunication systems); electronics business (focusing on electronic components); automotive products business (focusing on harnesses for automobiles); and others. Of the Group’s 99 consolidated subsidiaries, 22 are operating in Japan and 77 overseas, including 4 newly established in fiscal 2014. The following table shows the breakdown of the companies by region.

(Unit: companies)

Fujikura Group's overseas consolidated subsidiaries By region No. of companies by region
As of the end of March 2015
Asia 29
Australia 1
Europe 15
Africa 2
North America 28
South America 2
Total 77
(Year-on-year comparison+4)

* The number of the Group's consolidated subsidiaries in Japan is 22.

The following tables show the Fujikura Group's consolidated subsidiaries by country and by business segment.

Global Fujikura Group

Number of employees by in-house company and by region

(Number of employees by business segment)

(Unit: people)

Power & Telecommunication Systems Company 10,351
Electronics Business Company 17,078
Automotive Products Company 23,899
Real Estate Business Company 9
Others 1,115
Total 52,452
(13,182)

*The figure shown in parentheses is the average number of temporary employees, who are not included in the total number of employees.

 

(Number of employees by region)

(Unit: people)

Fiscal 2013 Fiscal 2014
Japan 5,651 5,757
Asia (excluding Japan) 32,496 31,071
The Americas 11,948 11,424
Europe 3,314 4,200
Total 53,409
(7,795)
52,452
(13,182)

 

(Breakdown of employees of major Group companies by gender)

(Unit: people)

(1) Total No. of employees (2) No. of male employees (3) No. of female employees Ratio of women to men (%) (3)/(1)
Group companies in Japan 4,468 4,006 662 14.2
Group companies in Asia (excluding Japan) 29,803 8,248 21,555 72.3
Group companies in the Americas 11,253 6,800 4,453 39.6
Group companies in the EU and Africa 9,670 3,660 6,010 62.2
Total 55,394 22,714 32,680 59.0

*Number of employees of 59 major Group companies included in the tabulation target: 55,394 (March 31, 2015)

(Overseas Sales Ratio and Breakdown of Employees)

(Unit: people)

Fiscal year 2013 2014
Overseas sales ratio 54% 54%
Breakdown of employees
Unit: people
Japan 5,651 5,757
Overseas
(Ratio)
47,758
(89%)
46,695
(89%)
Total 53,409 52,452

Introduction of our businesses

Society, industry and our Group

Participation in industry associations

Fujikura participates in a range of organizations, including industry associations, and its representatives serve as directors for the development of the industry and improvement of people's lives. The following table shows the major organizations in which the company participates.

Name of the organization Outline of the industrial association
Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN) The Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN) is composed of 1,308 representative companies of Japan, 114 nationwide industrial associations, and 47 regional economic organizations (as of March 31, 2014). As a comprehensive economic organization, KEIDANREN contributes to the self-sustaining development of the Japanese economy and improvement in Japanese people’s quality of life by invigorating companies as well as individuals and local communities that support companies.
Japanese Electric Wire & Cable Makers' Association (JCMA) The Japanese Electric Wire & Cable Makers' Association (JCMA) is an industrial association that contributes to the development of Japan's economy and improvement in the quality of life of people in Japan by fostering further development of Japan's electric wire and cable industry.
Japan Electric Cable Technology Center (JECTEC) The Japan Electric Cable Technology Center (JECTEC) is engaged in the testing, examination, certification and research of the safety and reliability of electric wires and cables; human resource development in the technological field including overseas training; and information exchange and database establishment/utilization.
Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) The Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) works to foster the sound manufacturing, international trade and consumption of electronic devices and components as well as the comprehensive development of the Japanese electronics and information technology industries, with a view to contributing to the development of Japan's economy and culture.
Optoelectronics Industry and Technology Development Association (OITDA) The Optoelectronics Industry and Technology Development Association (OITDA) is committed to fostering the comprehensive growth and development of the optical industry and improving Japanese people's quality of life, thereby contributing to Japan's socioeconomic development.
Tokyo-to Koto Sangyo Renmei (labor insurance administration association) The Tokyo-to Koto Sangyo Renmei (labor insurance administration association) is contributing to the development of the Koto City in cooperation with the city government and related organizations.
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