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Company History

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Fujikura Group's Brand Logo

The history of the Fujikura Group's brand logo dates back more than 100 years ago to 1910, when Fujikura was reorganized from a partnership corporation to a joint-stock corporation. Subsequently in 1985, the Company established a new corporate mark in celebration of the 100th anniversary of its founding. Twenty-five years later in 2009, the present brand logo (registered trademark) was established and began to be used by Fujikura Ltd. first followed by its domestic consolidated subsidiaries in March 2011. Presently, the logo is also used outside Japan by the Company's wholly-owned subsidiaries.

The Fujikura Group's brand logo (registered trademark) is the most basic and essential tool used to communicate our brand image and is composed of the following three elements: the corporate symbol, the alphabetical letters "Fujikura" and the corporate color. The brand logo plays an important role as a symbol of the Fujikura Group and is designed to be regarded as proof of our reliability for customers and society at large and to attract more people to the Group.

The Fujikura Group is fostering its business in a number of countries around the world. In order to expand our business strategically in the global market, we are making a better use of our brand logo. At present, we have registered or are applying for registration of the logo in more than 150 countries.

Fujikura Group's Brand Logo

Fujikura Group's Brand Logo

Fujikura Group Brand Logo Policy(March 2011)

The Fujikura Group defines a uniform worldwide brand logo in order to advance our business esstrategically at the global level.

Business Introduction

The Group has global operations with four companies

Power & Telecommunication Systems Company

Power & Telecommunication Systems Company

Company Profile

Providing Solutions for Building Infrastructure Platforms

Networks continue to evolve in a quest for faster, higher quality, and higher capacity connections. The Fujikura Group continues to be the frontrunner with the No. 1 global share in the optical fiber development and manufacturing technology that provides the backbone support for that. We were also the first in the world to develop optical cable (SWR®/WTC®) that achieves high fiber density in a slim cable. Fujikura is also No. 1 in optical fiber fusion splicers, which connect optical fibers with low loss, and provides total solutions for building optical networks.

The Fujikura Group has contributed to the stable supply of electric power to support social infrastructure since it was first founded. The group is highly rated as the global frontrunner in supplying the products that are absolutely essential to electric power infrastructure to the world, from power cables and overhead power lines to general purpose low-voltage cables and industrial cables.

Main Products

  • Power cable
  • Telecommunication cable
  • Aluminum wire
  • Insulated wire
  • Optical fiber
  • Optical cable
  • Installation equipment and components
  • Optical components
  • Optical fiber fusion splicer
  • Network equipment
  • Engineering

Net Sales and Ratio of Operating Income to Net Sales

Net Sales and Ratio of Operating Income to Net Sales

In FY2018, net sales for the Power and Telecommunication Systems Company declined 4.1% YoY to 354.8 billion yen and operating income fell 20.5% YoY to 17.7 billion yen. The decline in net sales was due to reorganization of a domestic electric wire sales company in the previous consolidated fiscal year. Operating income decreased due to the intensifying competition in the markets and the increasing costs in the overhead transmission cable project in Bangladesh, among other factors.

The plan for FY2019 is 356.6 billion yen in net sales and 14.5 billion yen in operating income. To achieve the plan, the Power and Telecommunication Systems Company is working to make the business highly profitable with the powerful ability to metabolize change.
While the persistent robust demand for optical fiber has eased, we are working to expand sales of solutions, mainly high-density, thin optical fiber (WTCTM with SWRTM).

To reduce CO2 emissions and prevent global warming, the introduction of renewable energy is accelerating and a series of solar power generation plants and windfarms are being built in various locations in Japan. The Fujikura Group is working to expand the use of renewable energy through the EPC* business.
*EPC: An acronym for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction

Main Product Group

Optical fiber fusion splicer and peripheral equipment
We improved the efficiency of optical fiber tapping work by using a Bluetooth® connection and dramatically improved the ease of work at job sites.We improved the efficiency of optical fiber tapping work by using a Bluetooth® connection and dramatically improved the ease of work at job sites.

Optical fiber fusion splicer

Air-Blown* WTC™
We developed optical cable (WTC™ with SWR) that can be blown into conduits using the air pressure method.We developed optical cable (WTC™ with SWR™) that can be blown into conduits using the air pressure method.
*A method of installing cable in conduits by blowing them in with air pressure. This method is mainly used in Europe.*A method of installing cable in conduits by blowing them in with air pressure. This method is mainly used in Europe.

Air-Blown WTC

Related to Renewable Energy

Products Related to Renewable Energy
We provide one-stop service for the design, procurement, and installation of all kinds of connections, such as power transmission equipment for plants that generate various kinds of renewable energy, telecommunication systems that use optical fibers, and intrusion detection systems.

Electronics, Automotive & Connector Business Company

Electronics Business Company

Company Profile

Integration of Electronics and Automotive Products

Changes are rapid in the electronics market. Fujikura strives to provide world-class manufacturing and meet the needs of customers through agile integrated management with manufacturing locations. In FY2019, we will achieve the steady recovery of the automotive wire harness business.Changes are rapid in the electronics market. Fujikura strives to provide world-class manufacturing and meet the needs of customers through agile integrated management with manufacturing locations. In FY2019, we will achieve the steady recovery of the automotive wire harness business.

In the electronics business, we manufacture the printed circuits, electrical wires, connectors, and other electronic components that make up the intricate “nerves” of compact, highly integrated electronic products.In the electronics business, we manufacture the printed circuits, electrical wires, connectors, and other electronic components that make up the intricate “nerves” of compact, highly integrated electronic products.
The Fujikura Group demonstrates the technological capabilities cultivated in its global operations over many years in the total solutions it provides. Such solutions include the optimal FPC (flexible printed circuits) and broad variety of other electronic components and modules for producing advanced devices such as smartphones and wearable devices that are compact, lightweight, and thin.The Fujikura Group demonstrates the technological capabilities cultivated in its global operations over many years in the total solutions it provides. Such solutions include the optimal FPC (flexible printed circuits) and broad variety of other electronic components and modules for producing advanced devices such as smartphones and wearable devices that are compact, lightweight, and thin.

In the automotive products business, we have 58 locations in 19 countries worldwide for the manufacture, development, and sale of products in Asia, North & South America, and Europe. Our main products include automotive wire harnesses, in-vehicle LAN, seat sensors, electrical connectors used in electric vehicles (EV), which are projected to benefit from increased demand to protect the environment, and other total wiring systems. These products support the evolution of mobility, which is accelerating globally.
The Fujikura Group is striving to optimize synergies through integration of internal business companies to enable the group to develop and provide new products and solutions in the automotive industry, which is experiencing a once-in-a-century period of innovation.

Responding to CASE

The integration of automotive products and electronics is aimed at transforming the company into one that can use core technologies to develop new products and solutions and increase customer value.

R&D Activities Aimed at Responding to CASE

To respond to the CASE trend in the automotive industry, we are pursuing development of new products and new technologies mainly in wire harnesses in the EDS (Electrical Distribution System) area and in the functional module area for applications of the thin wiring technology we have developed in the electronics business.
In the Automotive Products R&D Center that was newly established in 2018, we are developing technology for harnesses capable of high-volume high-speed transmission and in-vehicle network systems that use such harnesses as well as simulation technology for CASE. Large-current high-voltage harness technology to meet the need for rapid charging of electric vehicles is also being developed.
In the area of functional modules, we are investigating sensor application in rear passenger seats and are working to standardize a sensor configuration capable of meeting the special detection/non-detection requirements in rear seats under the revised safety standards for seatbelt reminders.

During FY2019, we are working with Fujikura Technology Europe GmbH (FTE) in Germany to ascertain the latest trends among European customers and performing R&D aimed at next-generation vehicles.

Net Sales and Ratio of Operating Income to Net Sales

In FY2018, the Electronics Business saw a 5.6% YoY decline in net sales to 185 billion yen and a 20.3% decline in operating income to 8.3 billion yen. This mainly resulted from the impact of the rapid decline in demand for smartphones in the second half.

Our plan for FY2019 calls for 167.7 billion yen in net sales and 8.7 billion yen in operating income. The changes in the market environment caused by the trade policies of the U.S. and China have led to a business environment that requires us to pay attention to elements of uncertainty. To achieve the goals of the 2020 Mid-term Business Plan, we will pursue operational excellence and forcefully push ahead with automation and improvement in productivity.

Main Products

  • FPC
  • HDD
  • Thermal solutions
  • Electrical wire
  • Sensors
  • Membranes
  • Connectors

Main Product Group

Board-to-board Connectors for Vehicles and Mobile Devices
The Fujikura Group developed board-to-board connectors to meet the need for electronic control and miniaturization in vehicles and has expanded the variety of board-to-board connectors available. These connectors minimize the space required for mounting on printed circuit boards and are highly reliable, with a locking mechanism to resist vibration and prevent disconnection.

Ultra-thin Vapor Chamber
The increasing functional sophistication of smartphones, digital cameras, and other small mobile devices has caused problems with heat. Fujikura developed an ultra-thin 0.4-mm-thick vapor chamber to solve this problem. The vapor chamber uses a flat heat pipe to achieve high performance in dissipating heat.

Compact Oxygen Sensor
Fujikura developed FXCUWL, the optimal compact oxygen sensor. It is compact, lightweight, and portable, and will be mainly used in oxygen concentrators in the future. It reduces the height by 40% and weight by 20% compared to conventional products and is contributing to the creation of smaller oxygen concentrators. The Fujikura Group will contribute to better health and QoL (quality of life) for many people through this product.

Net Sales and Ratio of Operating Income to Net Sales

In FY2018, the automotive products business saw a 1.9% YoY decline in net sales to 154.1 billion yen and an operating loss of 3.2 billion yen. While the increase in costs caused by the increase in the employee attrition rate at the manufacturing plant in Eastern Europe during FY2017 has been resolved, the impact of production cuts by customers in Asia resulted in this decline.

In FY2019, our plans call for 148.3 billion yen in net sales and an operating loss of 100 million yen. The three global regional headquarters for Asia, North & South America, and Europe are all working in concert to improve profitability through cost reduction initiatives such as relocating the manufacturing plant in Eastern Europe to Morocco and structural reform in Asia.

Main Products

  • Wire harnesses
  • Electronic products
  • Seat sensors

Main Product Group

Junction Box for Hybrid Articulated Bus
Fujikura has developed high voltage junction box for the first made-in-Japan hybrid articulated bus. This box consists of the front car box, back car box, and high voltage wire harness. We will start mass production of this box from July 2019.

Capacitive Sensor Film for Touch Switches
This capacitance sensor film is used in console boxes, room lamps, and steering switches as a replacement for mechanical switches. The market is expected to expand sevenfold in 2025 compared to 2018.

LED Light-Guide Module
LED light-guide module is a complex product. It is assembled from a wire harness, a mounted FPC, and molded plastic parts (lens, light guide, etc.), and is installed in vehicle interiors.

Real Estate Business Company

Real Estate Business Company

Company Profile

It has been 19 years since Fukagawa Gatharia first opened for business. We will harness the operating expertise we have accumulated thus far to maintain and improve asset value over the medium and long-term, and to steadily fulfill the role of supporting our main business. We will also contribute to surrounding local communities as we work to co-exist harmoniously and achieve mutual prosperity.

Net Sales and Ratio of Operating Income to Net Sales

In FY2018, both revenues and profit declined YoY due to the free rent period offered to new tenants who were replacing former tenants. However, the properties remained at full occupancy supported by a strong office leasing market. In FY2019, our plan calls for growth in revenues due to the expiration of free rent periods, but expenses will also increase due to energy-saving and other improvements to increase the value of the properties and we anticipate a slight increase in profit.

ukagawa Gatharia Profile
-Reaching Beyond the Concept of Redevelopment to a Cherished “Town”

Fujikura redeveloped its former Fukagawa plant based on the concept of establishing a new identity for the Fukagawa and Kiba areas, resulting in Fukagawa Gatharia in 2010.
The area offers high convenience while also functioning as the center of the downtown culture and the need for new business areas has increased in recent years. In developing Fukagawa Gatharia, which boasts a large square that integrates businesses, shopping, and amenities, we also took on the challenge of reaching beyond the concept of simple redevelopment to urban renewal with view of passing on traditions and creating a world for a new era.

Fukagawa Gatharia co-exists with the surrounding environment as an intersection of the new and the old. We will strive to create a “town” that will help enrich the lives of everyone in the area and continued to be loved by and popular with everyone.

Logo Origin
Gatharia was coined by combining the words “gather” and “area” with “ia” (a suffix derived from Latin which means country or area). It expresses the concept of an area where people and things gather. The red, green, and blue colors in the logo symbol signify business, shopping, and amenities, and portray the image of the co-existence of all three elements.v

Initiative Aimed at Achieving Zero Emission Tokyo

Tokyo is implementing the “Zero Emission Tokyo” initiative to eliminate CO2 emissions. The city is soliciting CO2 emissions reduction credits from the participants in the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program to help offset the carbon emissions related to the Tokyo 2020 Games.

At Fukagawa Gatharia, we have implemented measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while also utilizing the subsidy program to switch the ceiling lights to LED when performing construction when a tenant leaves and another one enters, and installing energy-saving equipment when upgrading old equipment, in part to fulfill our obligation under the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program. Pursuing these energy-savings and operating measures resulted in a 39.1% reduction in FY2018, compared to the mandatory reduction of 17%.
We recently donated the CO2 emissions credits we have earned thus far (credits earned from FY2010 to FY2014) to the city of Tokyo and received a letter of appreciation from the city.
Fujikura will continue to cooperate on initiatives aimed at achieving Zero Emission Tokyo.v

Receiving the letter of appreciation from the Bureau of Environment,
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Our real estate business continues to achieve high occupancy rates and stable income owing to the advantage of locations that are near to central Tokyo. Fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 saw growth in both revenue and profit from the acquisition of one office building during the previous period. Operating income reached a record high of 5.5 billion yen. The plan for fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 projects a decline in both revenue and profit arising from temporary vacancies caused by the replacement of some tenants, but we expect results to rebound in fiscal year ending March 31, 2020 and beyond.

Participation in Industry Associations

Name of the Organization Outline of the Industrial Association
Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN) The Japan Business Federation (KEIDANREN) is composed of 1,350 representative companies of Japan, 109 nationwide industrial associations, and 47 regional economic organizations (as of April 1, 2017). 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.
Communication Cable Wire Association The Communication Cable Wire Association aims to ensure healthy development and progress in communication wires through mutual cooperation among members, and to contribute to its members' prosperity and improve public well-being.
*FY2016 CEO Masahiko Itou is inaugurated as president

External Evaluation

FTSE4GOOD Global Index incorporated (From June 2016)
FTSE Blossom Japan Index (From June 2017)
* Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) ESG Index Placement
S&P/JPX Carbon Efficient Index
* Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) ESG Index Placement
Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index(From January 2016)
* Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index
Official induction into the Japan Business Federation's "1% Club" for social contributions (July 2017)
Eruboshi Recognition (March 2017)
Awarded Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare’s highest “acknowledgment of women’s workers (eruboshi)”
Kurumin Recognition (November 2016)
Awarded Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare’s Kurumin Mark for “corporate child support”

The Sweet Viburnum

In 1881, Zenpachi Fujikura moved to Kanda Awaji-cho as he looked for a way to recover from a series of business failures. The new residence was located adjacent to Kaku Shrine, which has a distinguished history. Zenpachi took care of the shrine's sacred tree (a sweet viburnum) every day, and perhaps due to this deed, he began to succeed in business. He started the electric wire business in 1885, and this became more prosperous by the day. After the death of Zenpachi, employees bought the tree from the shrine as a "living monument to the foundation of the company" and the tree has been taken care of by employees from then to the present. While the tree suffered in two fires, one caused by the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923) and the other by the air raid on Tokyo in 1945, new buds continued to sprout from the burned stump and each time the tree sprang back to life. This miraculous tree provided great motivation to employees who were devoted to the recovery of the manufacturing facilities in the wake of the disasters.

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