Providing a diverse range of products to the world in six business segments
Furukawa Electric is conducting business in the six segments of Infrastructure (Communications Solutions, Energy Infrastructure), Electronics & Automotive Systems (Automotive Products & Batteries, Electronics Component Material), Functional Products and Service and developments, etc. We are providing a diverse range of products that support daily life to people around the world.
The Communications Solutions Division is made up of the Optical Fiber and Cable products Division, FITEL products Division and Broadband Solutions Business Division, and it is involved in the manufacture and sale of products for telecommunications infrastructure and the design, installation and service of telecommunications networks.
The world is starting a transition to 5G (5th generation mobile telecommunications system), and this will bring about drastic changes to daily life. For the 5G society, “ultra-high speed and high capacity”, “low latency” and “simultaneous connections of multiple terminals” are required, and the division is working to develop and sell product lineups and services that respond to these social needs.
The Energy Infrastructure Division is made up of the Power Cable Division and Industrial Cable & Power Cable Accessories Division, and it is involved in the manufacture, sale and installation of ultra-high voltage, high voltage and medium to low voltage power cable and equipment.
The Power Cable Division was newly established following the reorganization in October 2016. Based on the national government policy of “make renewable energy a major source of electric power”, it will be necessary to prepare and reinforce the power lines in response to increasingly distributed power generation and strengthen the interconnections in Japan. Also, a stable supply of high-quality electric power is needed to support the 5G society, so while quickly establishing the business base, the division will contribute to the shift to the future energy mix.
Electronics & Automotive Systems
Automotive Products & Batteries
The Automotive Products & Batteries Division is comprised of the atomotive products business (e.g., wire harness, steering roll connectors, and lead battery state detection sensors), and the battery business conducted by the listed subsidiary Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd.
By placing safety and reliability as a broader concept, our business objective is to make use of our material technology and sell products with high-value-added services rather than goods to the automotive industry in the current once-in-a-century drastically changing era.
Electronics Component Materials
The Electronics Component Materials Division is made up of the Electric Conductors Division including magnet wires, and the Copper & High Performance Material Products Divison, and is mainly engaged in the manufacture and sales of wires, automotive parts, and copper products for electronics device materials.
In the automotive industry, the market for communications devices, sensors, control devices and passive components has grown following increased opportunities for sharing information and knowledge as a result of "vehicle electrification,""autonomous driving technology,""IOT"and "AI." Moreover, materials are also required to have diverse characteristics. We intend to make a wide range of value proposals, by utilizing our material development capability in accordance with customer needs.
The Functional products Division is made up of the AT & Functional Plastics Division, Thermal Management Solution & Products Division, Memory Disk Division and Copper Foil Division, and it is involved in the manufacture and sale of functional products made from plastics and nonferrous metals.
In the electronics market including data centers, while aiming to increase profits through well differentiated products with high added value, the division is providing solutions in line with the changes in the social environment through product development based on the company's plastics technology.
Service and developments, etc.
Service and developments, etc.
This segment supports various other businesses within the Group through logistics, renting real estate, hydroelectric generation, R&D for new products, and subcontracting.