[WorldKings - Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Impressive milestones in the 64 years of development of Kyocera Corporation, the world's leading supplier of electronic equipment (1959)

07-01-2023

(Wowtimes.org) Kyocera Corporation, founded in 1959, was one of the first companies to produce fine ceramic components. It has grown into one of the world's preeminent manufacturers of electronics, optical equipment, and other products that use sophisticated ceramics and electronics technology.

Kyocera Corporation is a Japanese multinational ceramics and electronics manufacturer headquartered in Kyoto, Japan. It was founded as Kyoto Ceramic Company, Limited in 1959 by Kazuo Inamori and renamed in 1982.

Kyocera was established as a manufacturer of high-end ceramics. By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera Corporation has become a leading supplier of solar energy systems, telecommunications equipment, semiconductor packages, electronic components, laser printers, copiers and industrial ceramics.

 

The company’s milestones:

In 1959: With capital of 3 million yen and 28 staff members, Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. (now Kyocera Corp.) is founded in Kyoto, Japan as a company specializing in fine ceramics. The company's facilities include a headquarters and factory.

In 1969: Kyocera International, Inc. is established as Kyocera's North American sales company.

In 1982: Kyocera Corporation is formed from the merger of Kyoto Ceramic with its four subsidiaries, including Cybernet Electronics.

In 1984: Kyocera establishes telecommunications company Daini-Denden Kikaku Company, Ltd. (later KDDI Corporation).

In 1987: Kyocera America, Inc. and Kyocera Electronics, Inc. are established in California and New Jersey, U.S.A., respectively.

 

In 2000: Kyocera takes over photocopier maker Mita Industrial Co., Ltd., which is renamed Kyocera Mita Corporation, and also acquires the wireless phone business of Qualcomm Inc.

In 2001: Kyocera Group sales for the year ending March 31, 2001 break the 1 trillion-yen threshold.

In 2009:

During the year ended March 31, 2009, the company’s net sales totaled 1.13 trillion yen (approximately US$11.5 billion).

It is ranked #418 on Forbes magazine’s 2009 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded corporations.

In May 2012: Kyocera released the world's first speaker-less smartphone, the Kyocera Urbano Progresso.

 

According to Wikipedia & global.kyocera.com


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