Fujikura Ltd.
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 5803
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Electrical equipment / Defense / Telecommunications
Founded Tokyo, Japan (March 1910 (1910-03))
Founder Zenpachi Fujikura
Headquarters 1-5-1, Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8512, Japan
Key people
Yoichi Nagahama, (CEO and President)

Increase JPY 590.9 billion (FY 2013)

(US$ 5.73 billion) (FY 2013)

Increase JPY 3.3 billion (FY 2013)

(US$ 32 million) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
52,409 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Fujikura Ltd. (株式会社フジクラ Fujikura Kabushiki-gaisha) is a global, Tokyo-based electrical equipment manufacturing company, developing and manufacturing power and telecommunication systems products, including devices for optical fibers, such as cutters and splicers.

Fujikura was founded by Zenpachi Fujikura when he began manufacturing silk and cotton insulated winding wires in 1885. In 1910 Fujikura Electric Wire Corporation was established with Tomekichi Fujikura, Zenpachi's younger brother, acting as the company's representative.[3] Over the years the company expanded both in Japan and overseas and as of 2013 the company had subsidiaries across Europe, Asia, North and South America and North Africa.[4]

The company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[5]

In February 2014 the company received an order of special large core fibers from Tokyo University for the Subaru Telescope located on Mauna Kea, Hawaii.[6]

Major affiliates include Fujikura Rubber Ltd. and Fujikura Parachute (the latter is also known as Fujikura Aviation Equipment Corporation).

Business segments and products


  1. "Corporate Profile". Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  2. "Annual Report 2013" (PDF). Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  3. "Fujikura History". Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  4. "Global Network" (PDF). Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  5. "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  6. "Fujikura received an order of special large core fibers for the Subaru Telescope". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  7. "Major Products". Retrieved March 31, 2014.

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