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Fujikura Ltd.
Type Public KK
TYO: 5803
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Electrical equipment / Defense / Telecommunications
FoundedTokyo, Japan (March 1910 (1910-03))
FounderZenpachi Fujikura
Headquarters1-5-1, Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8512, Japan
Key people
Yoichi Nagahama, (CEO and President)
RevenueIncrease2.svg JPY 740 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 6.81 billion) (FY 2017)
Increase2.svg JPY 3.3 billion (FY 2013) (US$ 32 million) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
58,422 (consolidated) (as of 2018)
Website Official website
Footnotes /references
[1] [2]

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

Representative offices and production departments

The total number of employees worldwide is 52,409, as of mid-2013. [8]

Together with representative offices (English: Consolidated Companies) Fujikura has: [9]

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