Notice of Fire Outbreak at Furukawa Electric Group Company

June 19, 2019

At around 10:31 AM on June 18, 2019 (Tuesday), a fire accident occurred at Furukawa Electric Group company Furukawa Circuit Foil Taiwan Corporation (which manufactures and sells electrodeposited copper foil). We apologize sincerely for the serious trouble this has caused for so many people, including all local residents, the involved authorities, and our customers.

The information we have available as of 11AM on June 19 (Wednesday) is as follows.

1. Place of occurrence

8, Tou Kong 2 Rd., Tou-Liu Expansion Industrial Area, Tou Liu, Yun Lin,
First Electrolysis Room basement, Furukawa Circuit Foil Taiwan Corporation

2. Time of occurrence (Japan time)

June 18 (Tue) at around 10:31 AM – outbreak of fire
June 19 (Wed) at around 10:30 AM – confirmation by the local fire-fighting authorities that the fire has been put out

3. Cause of the fire

An investigation is currently being carried out by the local authorities into the cause of the fire.

4. Status of damage (as of 11AM on June 19)

  1. Personal injuries: We have received no reports concerning injuries to local residents.
    There were no injuries to employees of Furukawa Electric Group or our partner companies.
  2. Physical damage: Electrodeposited Copper Foil Factory, First Electrolysis Room (foil manufacturing process)
    (Checks will be carried out to assess any impact on other facilities)
  3. Environmental impact: The impact on the surrounding area has not currently been confirmed.
  4. Current operational status: The manufacture and shipment of electrodeposited copper foil have been suspended.
  5. Outlook for restart of manufacturing: The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the timing for restarting manufacturing has not currently been decided.

5. Cause and countermeasures

We will cooperate fully with the implementation of investigations into the cause of the fire. When the cause becomes clear, we will implement appropriate countermeasures while looking to the guidance of the related authorities.

6. Outline of damaged facilities

First Electrolysis Room (foil manufacturing process)