|Corporate Name||The Furukawa Battery Co., Ltd.|
|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
|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.
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)|
Office & Plant
Kawasan Industri Kota Bukit Indah Blok O-I No.1A Dangdeur, Bungursari, Purwakarta, Jawa Barat-41181, Indonesia
33 Moo 4 Nongplakradee Rd., Bualoy Sub-District, Nongkhae, Saraburi 18140, Thailand
|SIAM FURUKAWA TRADING CO.,LTD.
252 SPE building, floor 12, Paholyothin rd, Paholyothin, Samsennai, Phayathai, Bangkok, 10400 Thailand
|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”.|