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THE FURUKAWA BATTERY CO., LTD.





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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, 2016)
Number of Employees 2,313 (Consolidated : As of March 31, 2016)
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”.

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