Furukawa Electric Gives Address During "Japan-Argentina Joint Economic Forum"
- Attended by government VIPs and corporate representatives from both countries -

November 25, 2016

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. participated in the "Japan-Argentina Joint Economic Forum" held by the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and gave an address as a company that has contributed to the economic development of the Argentine Republic.


In May 2008 the Furukawa Group established Furukawa Industrial S.A. Sucursal Argentina (Buenos Aires, Argentina), an optical fiber cable manufacturing plant, and since then has helped to build the Argentinian communication infrastructure. Furukawa Electric was given the opportunity to give an address on business development in the country, in recognition of these accomplishments.


In addition to an opening speech by Prime Minister Abe welcoming guests to the forum, many government VIPs and corporate representatives from both countries attended the forum to engage in lively discussion on investment prospects and business opportunities in Argentina.

Shunichi Nakamura, Corporate Senior Vice President at Furukawa Electric, gave an address on "contributing to the development new frontiers. Mr. Nakamura appealed widely to the domestic and international activities of the group, stating that, "Furukawa Electric continues to work everyday to provide the very best products and solutions in the constantly progressing optical telecommunication technology field. We are committed to applying the technologies we've developed over the years toward helping to develop the economy and create new industries in Argentina."

Japan-Argentina Joint Economic Forum Overview

Date: Monday November 21, 2016, 5:50 pm to 8:45 pm
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Organizer: Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Sponsors: Cabinet Office, Argentina Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency

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 874.9 billion (approximately USD 8.0B) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.