Corporate Profile

Corporate Name

The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd.

President

Shinichi Ono

Established

September 1,1950

Paid-in Capital

1.64 billion JPY (As of March 31, 2018)

Number of Employees

2,372 (Consolidated : As of March 31, 2018)

Head Office

2-4-1 Hoshikawa, Hodogaya-Ku, Yokohama City,
Kanagawa Prefecture 240-0006 JAPAN
Phone : +81-45-336-5034
Fax: +81-45-333-3511

Major Products

Lead-Acid Storage Batteries:
  For automobiles, motorcycles, electric powered vehicles, stationary use, trains, aircrafts, portable use, ships, solar power generation system and others.
 

Alkaline Storage Batteries:
  For cordless type electric appliances, etc., stationary type, space satellites, fire alarms, aircrafts, trains and others.

 

Power Supply Systems:
  DC power supply systems, (for control of electric operated machineries and equipments, communications, emergency lighting, disaster prevention instruments), switching type DC power supply systems, AC uninterruptible power supply systems (UPS) and power supply systems for gas leakage and fire alarm devices.

 

Other Items:
  Converters, automatic charge control systems, automatic charge / discharge device, charger for automotive and motor-cycle batteries, molded plastic products, battery testers and magnesium air battery.

Plants

Imaichi Plant, Iwaki Plant, FB Plant

Branches

Tokyo Office, Kansai Branch (Osaka), Chubu Branch (Nagoya), Tohoku Branch (Sendai), Kyushu Branch (Fukuoka),Hokkaido Branch (Sapporo), Chugoku Branch (Hiroshima), Shikoku Branch (Takamatsu), Hokuriku Branch (Kanazawa)

Overseas
Office & Plant

PT. FURUKAWA INDOMOBIL BATTERY MANUFACTURING
Kawasan Industri Kota Bukit Indah Blok O-I No.1A Dangdeur, Bungursari, Purwakarta, Jawa Barat-41181, Indonesia
Phone: +62-264-864.2087
Fax: +62-264-844.2000

 

SIAM FURUKAWA CO., LTD.
33 Moo 4 Nongplakradee Rd., Bualoy Sub-District, Nongkhae, Saraburi 18140, Thailand
Phone: +66-36-373-570

 

SIAM FURUKAWA TRADING CO.,LTD.
  252 SPE building, floor 12, Paholyothin rd, Paholyothin, Samsennai, Phayathai, Bangkok, 10400 Thailand
Phone: +66-0-2615-0111

History

1914

Furukawa Electric Co.,Ltd. established its battery factory in Amagasaki City, Hyogo Prefecture, and started production of Lead-acid batteries.

1937

Relocated the battery plant to Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama City for business expansion.

1950

Spun off from Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and founded as The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd.

1952

Won the Deming Prize for statistical quality control in 1952.

1961

Listed to the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1962

Completed a sintered alkaline battery plant.

1970

Completed an automotive battery plant in Imaichi City (now Nikko City), Tochigi Prefecture.

1972

Transferred to the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1978

Completed an automotive battery plant in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture.

1989

Relocated its head office to the old Yokohama Plant site.

1992

Established Siam Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd. as a joint venture with The Siam Cement Public Company, Ltd in Thailand.

1993

Constructed a nickel metal-hydride battery plant in Iwaki Plant.

2002

Additionally acquired shares of Siam Furukawa Co., Ltd. to make it its subsidiary.
Successfully developed C21, highly corrosion resistant lead alloy.

2003

Successfully developed the world's first lithium-ion battery for space application, which was installed in the "Hayabusa" asteroid explore.

2005

Provided technical support for alkaline battery for advanced railroad system to Asian Tong Dai (Qingdao) Railway Equipment Co., Ltd.

2008

Started joint operation of the battery energy storage system for wind power generator to demonstrate the effective use of natural energy.
A hybrid electric vehicle with UltraBattery ran 100,000 miles.

2010

Provided the "Akatsuki" Venus climate orbiter with a lithium-ion battery.

2014

Successfully developed and launched the magnesium air battery “MgBOX” for emergencies.

2015

Integrated five sales subsidiaries of automotive battery for domestic replacement market.
Development team of the magnesium-air battery“ MgBOX”for emergencies received the METI Minister’s Prize in the Sixth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award, in the product technology and development category.

2016

Developed and began sales in February of the magnesium-air battery“ MgBOX slim”.