March 24, 2011
This is to inform you of our assessment of the restoration progress, related to the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake caused on March 11th 2011, at Furukawa Electric and its group of subsidiaries in the East of Japan.
For the situation of individual products, we would like you to contact with each marketing section, as the planed power outage, material procurements and logistics etc. are in different situation.
|Main products||Optical fiber cable, metallic telecommunication cable, copper wire, semiconductor laser
* Power cable shall be referred to Viscas Website
|Operation||Operation for a part of products has restarted in this week.
This might be influenced by power and industrial water supply condition.
|Main products||Copper and copper alloy (copper strip, bar and wire), aluminum blank for HDD|
|Operation||Since last week, shipping restarted sequentially.
Operation might be influenced by the planed power outage.
|Main products||Electrolysis copper foil (For lithium-ion battery and circuit board)|
|Operation||Operation for a part of equipments has restarted. As continuous operation is required for manufacturing, then full scale operation restarting timing has not been determined because of the daily planed power outage.|
|Main products||Plastic products (MCPET, tape for semiconductor manufacturing, etc.), industrial cable|
|Operation|| In last week, operation has restarted.
Production volume is diminished, affected by the planed power outage.
* Power equipments shall be referred to Viscas Website
|Main function||R&D, Corporate departments (Purchasing Dept., Patent & Licensing Dept., etc.)|
|Operation||In normal operation.|
Furukawa Electric GroupFurukawa-Sky Aluminum Corp.
Fukaya works (Fukaya City Saitama Prefecture), Nikko works (Nikko city Tochigi Prefecture) and Oyama works (Oyama City Tochigi Prefecture)
|Main products||Rolled aluminum etc.|
|Operation||Restarted. Details shall be referred to Furukawa-Sky Website .|
Iwaki plant (Iwaki City Fukushima Prefecture)
|Main products||Lead-acid storage battery etc..|
|Operation||Operation has been on hold because of utility outage such as industrial water. Details shall be referred to The Furukawa Battery Website .|
Other group companies
Operation has restarted sequentially.
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