The World Leader in Fine Ceramics

Kyocera was established in 1959 as a small workshop in Kyoto City where 28 young colleagues began producing ceramic insulators for TVs. Initially their goal was to be the No. 1 company on the street, but they had a bigger dream to become the No. 1 fine ceramics company (advanced ceramics company) in the world. With a strong will and pioneering spirit, their limitless efforts made this dream come true. Kyocera is now the world leader in fine ceramics (advanced ceramics).

  1. 01.Kyocera by the Number
  2. 02.Technology & Capabil
  3. 03.Creating New Value
  4. 04.Kyocera Quality
  5. 05.Costomer First

01 The World Leader in Fine Ceramics/Kyocera by the Number

Kyocera corporate summary

We are a trusted global manufacturer of ceramic products with a strong financial position.
We practice a "Customer-First" policy, offering products and services that exceed customer expectations.

Net Sales(FY2017)

$13,173 Million

Since its foundation, Kyocera has consistently maintained a profitable business and has expanded into a global enterprise with annual sales of more than $10 billion.


Consolidated Sales by Region

Asia 21.4%

Europe 16.5%

Japan 42.1%

U.S.A 16.1%

Other 3.9%


Founded in 1959, Kyocera started with just 28 employees.Now, after half a century, we have more than 68,000 employees worldwide.


Kyocera Group companies

Kyocera creates new value for customers worldwide by optimizing the synergy of Kyocera Group companies.

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Capital Adequacy Ratios

Kyocera strives to maintain a strong financial position, with a capital-to-asset ratio of at
least 60%.


02 The World Leader in Fine Ceramics / Technology & Capabilities

We meet your requests with our high-level expertise, wide-ranging technical capabilities and dependable production capacity

Over more than 50 years, we have accumulated a depth of experience and know-how in our R&D and production divisions and possess an abundance of core technologies. Combining these skills, we meet customer requests using new technology and new product development, seamless mass-production capability and strong problem-solving capabilities.


Core technologies

  • Material technology
    Material technology
    Kyocera provides over 200 kinds of ceramic materials including oxide, non-oxide and metal composite.
  • Processing technology
    Process technology
    We possess the world's largest class sintering kilns and CIP equipment, as well as various forming, machining and bonding technologies.
  • Design technology
    Design technology
    Utilizing our own HPC server, we can provide various types of analysis including stress, thermal, and vibration.
  • Measuring&Analysis technology
    Measurement / evaluation technology
    We possess a large variety of precision measurement and inspection equipment, enabling us to offer a wide range of analysis and evaluation services.

Strong Support/New development/Mass production

03 The World Leader in Fine Ceramics /Creating New Value

Continuously creating new value at the cutting edge of technology

Kyocera supports its customers' technological innovations by continuously creating new value and providing a wide range of creative ceramic products to the world. Kyocera will continue to pioneer new technologies as we move into the future.

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  • Electronics Parts
  • Industrial Parts
  • Functional Material
  • Semicon Equip Parts
  • LCD Projector Parts
  • Sapphire for LED

04 The World Leader in Fine Ceramics/Kyocera Quality

Global Quality Leadership

Kyocera's most important value is quality.
We deliver high-precision, highly functional "Kyocera Quality" products to our customers, an achievement made possible by our Global Quality Leadership, more than 50 years of cultivated capability on the manufacturing workfloor, and a strict quality management system.


05 The World Leader in Fine Ceramics /Customer-First

Company philosophy to carry through the principle of visitor first

At Kyocera, we strive to deliver products and services that delight our customers. The "Customer-First" Principle is our top priority.
Through the practice of Amoeba Management — Kyocera's original management method — and the Kyocera Philosophy, which reflects Kyocera's belief in management based on the bonds of human minds, we listen to our customers with sincerity in order to more accurately understand their needs. We will continue to deliver new value to our customers by applying the "Customer-First" Principle.