KANZACC CO., LTD. to Begin Mass Production of Large Diameter Corrugated Cables
- Dramatic Improvements Made to Production Capacity -

July 24, 2015


KANZACC CO., LTD. (head office: Osaka, President: Hisakazu Ishibashi), a member company of the Furukawa Electric Group, is to begin the mass production of large diameter waved and covered steel pipes ("corrugated cables"). KANZACC will make all efforts toward bringing products to the market. KANZACC boasts around a half century of experience with technologies for producing corrugated cable, and will continue its efforts to further expand sales as the manufacturer with the top share of the Japanese market.


Demand for corrugated cable continues to grow dramatically, due to the recent expansion of mega solar facilities. Demand is expected to continue to grow, as electric wires are planned to be brought underground in the capital area leading up to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020.

However, as demand increases so does the need for increased cables sizes and quick support. Responding to these needs is becoming an issue.


KANZACC has recently attempted to increase the maximum diameter of corrugated cables from 50⌀ to 80⌀, making it possible to mass produce large cables. KANZACC has also dramatically increased its production capability, making it possible to deliver cables of all sizes quickly to meet the needs of its customers.

Additionally, KANZACC will release a new product line to market including "ultra airtight corrugated" and "ultra curved corrugated" cables, based on the technological strength it built over many years welding metal pipes. KANZACC will continue to develop products for advanced industrial applications, such as construction.

Upgraded corrugated processing line


  1. Examples of cables that can be corrugated, due to increased sizes
    600V CV two-core, three-core: 200sq to 325sq
    6600V CV three-core: 100sq to 200sq
  2. Cables can be buried directly underground.
  3. Cables offer superior mechanical strength, and improved compressive strength and internal pressure strength.
  4. Cables are lightweight and bendable for easier laying.


Established: January 1920
Capital: 720,755,000 yen
President: Hisakazu Ishibashi
Head office: Dojimahama 2-1-9, Kita-ku, Osaka
Main products: Electric wires/cables, plated processed goods, metallic pipes/corrugate
Ratio of stock held by Furukawa Electric: 99.9% (as of March 2015)

About Furukawa Electric Group

Furukawa Electric (TSE; 5801, ISIN; JP3827200001) Group started business in 1884, when its copper-smelting facility and wire manufacturing factory was established. Since then Furukawa Electric has become pioneers in the latest technologies by addressing diverse technological issues. Furukawa Electric has released products in a number of areas, including telecommunications, electronics, automobiles, and construction, with the three types of materials it works with at their core, namely, optics, plastics, and metals. Many of these products have attained the top global market share, and all of its products have contributed to society in numerous business areas. Furukawa Electric reported consolidated revenues of JPY 867.8 billion (approximately USD 8.2B) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.