古河AS株式会社

古河電気工業株式会社グループ

Furukawa Electric Group

Group

Furukawa Electric Group Philosophy

CORPORATE PHILOSOPHY

Drawing on more than a century of expertise in the development and fabrication of advanced materials, we will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society through continuous technological innovation.

Origins of the Furukawa Electric Group

The Furukawa Electric Group of which Furukawa Automotive Systems is a member traces its origins back to 1884. That year our founder, Ichibei Furukawa, started operations in copper smelting at his headquarters in Tokyo. Meanwhile Yoshichi Yamada began manufacturing aluminum wire in Takashimacho, Yokohama.

Later, Furukawa Electric supported Japan’s infrastructure with the world’s highest levels of quality and technical capability. To serve the booming demand in Japan for electrical power and communications, the Group laid the first made-in-Japan undersea cables and erected the antenna on Tokyo Tower, the largest in the world at the time.
Today Furukawa Group companies are engaged in industries such as finance, machinery, electrical wire, rubber, chemicals, electrical machinery, communication equipment, light metals and electronics, making active use of the distinctive characteristics of each business.

Global Network

グローバルネットワーク

The Furukawa Electric Group has assembled a global network that provides speedy delivery of products with excellent quality at competitive prices. Through more than 120 companies in Japan and overseas, the Furukawa Electric Group conducts research, development, manufacturing and sales that serve the needs of customers and earn their trust.

A Wide Range of Business Fields

幅広い事業領域

Leveraging strengths in the three material domains of metals, photonics and polymers, the Furukawa Electric Group deploys a wide variety of products across six business fields: IT, energy, automotive products, electronics, construction, new business and development articles. The Group’s products contribute to society through numerous business domains, including some with global No. 1 market share.

The founder of the Furukawa Group, Ichibei Furukawa, was a major contributor to the making of modern Japan, constantly striving for his goal of “a brighter Japan.” As heirs to the Founder’s legacy, we at the Furukawa Electric Group are marshalling our expertise in materials to create a unique presence, pursuing the still more ambitious goal of a brighter world.

About the Furukawa Group

The Furukawa Group forms a group known as Furukawa Sansuikai consisting of 52 member companies, centered on a core group of 10 director companies. The Group’s member companies work in close mutual coordination to advance the strengthening of each other’s business activities. (As of March 31, 2019)
Furukawa Automotive Systems is one member of this Group.

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