“We transform communication into infrastructure for the enhancement of life.“.
The history of the Furukawa Electric Group began more than 130 years ago in Japan
Since then, we have transformed into a global corporation with diversified activities in metal, light metal, telecommunication, automobile system and energy segments sectors, among others, forming an international network of industries in countries from Asia, North America, Europe, Africa and Latin America. There are over 100 affiliated companies and modern research and development laboratories, prepared to generate new technologies and products.
Expanding New Borders
First computer cable
First optical cable production
Workforce training program launched
Started offering complete triple play solution
First network management software
Solutions for data centers and industries
First FTTH project premises optical cable line
First FTTx project for digital cities inteligentes
Launch of fully dry optical cables and patent registered
Launch of the OPGW cables production for energy communication infrastructure
Acquisition of technologies of Radio and Equipment
First LSZH cable of the world made with green polyethylene
Launch of the critical envirolment communication system
Launch of the IoT system for optical network monitoring
We conduct our business in harmony with society and the environment.
In order to build a sustainable world and make people's lives safer, more peaceful and more fulfilling, the Furukawa Electric group will create solutions for the new generation of global infrastructure, combining information, energy and mobility.
We work building a citizen-company that generates progress, pride and satisfaction.
High ethical standard and integrity must be natural for each member of Furukawa Electric Group, contributing to maintain the trust of stakeholders and society. All individuals are representatives of the company, so we all act with fairness, honesty and responsibility. All laws and rules (compliance) are strictly followed.
We go and see by ourselves to understand the actual situation. Think deeply and logically by repeating “why” to reach a root cause or substance.
We have high respect for diverse backgrounds, cultures, customs and values. We value mutual understanding and maintain open communication channels between people and organizations. Create collaborative values by cooperation inside the group and open collaboration with core partners.
Ownership and Speed
We take ownership and responsibility to solve problems. Move fast and learn by doing.
We pursue improvement and transformation for creating new values and achieving sustainable growth of the group. Facing challenges with our team and learning from failure lead to innovation for solving problems of our society.
We contribute to a sustainable society.
Ichibei Furukawa, the founder of The Furukawa Group, left us these memorable words: “Value employees. Value customers. Value new technologies. And contribute to society.”
FEC’s beliefs are much in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations (UN) in 2015. As a member of society responsible for the future, we will continue to adhere to these beliefs.
The “Furukawa Electric Group Vision 2030” sets the year 2030 as its target in a backcasting– defining a desirable future and then working backwards to identify policies and programs that will connect that specified future to the present.
We firmly believe that accelerating our efforts to achieve Vision 2030 and implementing ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) management will become the foundation upon which FEC contributes to the sustainability of society. For achieving Vision 2030, FEC concluded that the important management issues for the FEC Group are:
Creation of businesses that solve social issues;
Development of business activities that consider climate change;
Strengthening human capital management and organizational execution abilities;
Building a governance system to strengthen risk management.
As a truly global company, Furukawa Electric Group understands how necessary it is to identify and develop products and solutions that meets the expectations of the customer. As it is the only way to face society’s needs on all five continents. Every company in the group is integrated and focused on market and customers, with active participation in the lives of people through continuous technological innovation.