Optical Fiber, Optical Fiber Cable, Optical Component / Optical Devices, Semiconductor Devices, Metal Communication Cable, Fusion Splicer, Router, Industrial Lasers, Network Equipment, Broadband System, Wireless Products

Results of operations in 2019 (Years ended March 31)

As for Communications Solutions business, products for network systems in Japan did well, backed by increased demand mainly due to the launch of 4K and 8K television broadcasting; and the sales of industrial lasers used for cutting and welding of metals also increased. However, the sales of optical fiber cables in North America slowed down due to a delay in the recovery of demand as our main clients reduced investment.
We are steadily making capital investment for increasing our production capacity for optical fibers in North America and Japan and for reducing costs, and strengthening the production capability for the products for which an increase in global demand is expected over the mid-to long-term. Furthermore, as for digital coherent products, the market is recovering, and we will strive to develop next-generation products and expand sales.

  2017 2018 2019
Net sales
(Billions of yen)
168.5 191.3 179.9
Operating income
(Billions of yen)
14.2 14.0 9.8