古河AS株式会社

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Message from the President

Message

阿部茂信

On November 1, 2020, Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc. (“Furukawa AS”) will celebrate the 70th anniversary of its foundation.

Furukawa AS was established on November 1, 1950 as Ohmi Electric Wire Co., Ltd. In 2007 the Company’s name was changed to Furukawa Automotive Systems Inc.
Throughout its history, the Company has focused on automotive wire harness and electrical components as its main products, growing to produce and supply its products through 24 sites located in 12 countries outside Japan. Currently, as a member of the Furukawa Electric Group, Furukawa AS is active as a global Company with some 42,000 employees on a consolidated basis. This success would not have been possible without the guidance and support of all the customers, business partners and related parties who have stood with us for so long. I wish to express my deepest and most heartfelt gratitude to all of you.

Today the automotive industry is in the midst of what has been called a once-in-a-century revolutionary period. To deliver the features of safety and peace of mind to its customers, Furukawa AS focuses on the operational areas of lightweight manufacturing, energy management and safety systems. Today we recognize that this important milestone of our 70th anniversary is also the occasion of our first step toward a new era of even more exciting development. Leveraging the material technology of the Furukawa Electric Group, as well as the Company’s proposal capabilities thanks to uniquely dynamic teamwork, Furukawa AS is shifting its focus from being a “maker of things” to being a “maker of ideas,” tackling ever greater challenges to contribute still further to society in the mobility field.
I humbly ask all of you for your continued steadfast custom and encouragement, and with that I conclude my address.

November, 2020
Shigenobu Abe

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