Furukawa Electric

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
Public K.K.
Traded as TYO: 5801
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Electrical equipment
Founded Yokohama, Japan (1884 (1884))
Founder Furukawa Ichibei
Headquarters Marunouchi Nakadori Bldg., 2-3, Marunouchi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8322, Japan
Area served
Key people
Masao Yoshida
Mitsuyoshi Shibata

Increase $ 9.837 billion USD (FY 2012)

(¥ 924.717 billion JPY) (FY 2012)

Increase $ 38.053 million USD (FY 2012)

(¥ 3.577 billion JPY) (FY 2012)
Number of employees
  • 3,971 (non-consolidated)
  • 50,342 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (古河電気工業株式会社 Furukawa Denkikōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese electric and electronics equipment company.

The company was founded by Furukawa Ichibei in 1884 in Yokohama when a copper-smelting facility and a wire manufacturing factory were established. Furukawa was a Japanese businessman who founded one of the fifteen largest industrial conglomerates in Japan, called Furukawa zaibatsu, to which Furukawa Electric belongs to this day.

The company is listed on the Tokyo stock Exchange and is constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[3]

Furukawa Electric aids CERN's experiments on the search for the Higgs boson with its superconducting magnet wires.[4] The company's products also include superconductivity cables.

As of July 2013 the company has 137 subsidiaries and affiliate companies across Japan, Europe, North and South America.[5]

Business segments and products

In April 2013 the company adopted a new group global logo mark "that will be shared among all global group companies as a symbol to create a greater sense of unity while helping to convey a stronger global market presence for the Furukawa brand".[6]

The Furukawa Group logo adopted in 2013


  1. 1 2 "Furukawa Electric Company Profile". Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  2. "Furukawa Electric Financial Statements 2013" (PDF). Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  3. "Components:Nikkei Stock Average". Nikkei Inc. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  4. "Furukawa's technology contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson" (PDF). Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  5. "Furukawa Electric Group Sustainability Report 2013" (PDF). Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  6. "New Furukawa Electric Group Global Logo Mark". Retrieved March 19, 2014.
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