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Furukawa Electric Company Limited

Furukawa Electric Company Limited (Tse: 5801) (OTC: FUWAY) is one of the world's leading manufacturers of electric wires and cables, and optical fibers. Furukawa makes products ranging from automotive, architectural, and communications wiring to batteries, sheet metal, and semiconductor materials. Furukawa Electric's nonferrous metal products (aluminum and copper rod, sheet, and wire) make up more than a third of sales, while its telecommunication segment (optical fibers, optical-fiber cable, and superconductive wire) accounts for around 28% of sales. Furukawa Electric, which is developing interactive cable systems that use optical fibers, acquired Lucent Technologies' Optical Fiber Division in 2001. The company has some 85 subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide.

  

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Asian Activities Report for February 7, 2012 includes: GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited (HKG:3800), a leading polysilicon and wafer supplier as well as a top green energy enterprise in China, has formed a 50:50 joint venture named Sunora Energy Solutions 1 LLC ("Sunora"), with NRG Solar, one of the largest photovoltaic ("PV") project developers in the United States; Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HKG:0013) says that its subsidiary Hutchison 3G Austria ("3 Austria") has signed a binding agreement to acquire 100% of Orange Austria to become a top 3 player in the Austrian market; Furukawa Electric (TYO:5801) has completed the acquisition of SuperPower Inc., a US-based manufacturer of second generation high temperature superconductivity wire; Tokyo Electron Limited (TYO:8035) plans to set up a wholly owned subsidiary in Singapore, called Tokyo Electron Singapore PTE Ltd., on April 1, 2012.

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Most Asian stocks tumbled massively yesterday as the Obama government suggested a bankruptcy for the struggling US car makers. Most major indices in Asia opened higher on Tuesday despite sharp loss on Wall Street, largely due to optimism of the local economy and corporate performance.

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Company Data

    Headquarters
  • 2-6-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8322 JAPAN
  • Telephone
  • +81-3-3286-3001 
  • CEOJunnosuke Furukawa  Principal Sector
  • Electronics 
  • Principal Industry
  • Electronics & Equipment 
  • Established
  • 1896  
  • Listed
  • 1949 
  • Sales
  • JPY 739.8 Bn (March 2004) 
  • Employees
  • 25,880 
  • Homepage
  • www.furukawa.co.jp/english/index.htm

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