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).
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Kyocera creates new value for customers worldwide by optimizing the synergy of Kyocera Group Companies.
As of March 31, 2022 299 companies
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
For over 60 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.
Kyocera provides over 200 types of ceramic materials including oxide, non-oxide and metal composite.
We possess the world's largest sintering kilns and CIP equipment, as well as various forming, machining and bonding technologies.
Utilizing our own HPC server, we can provide various types of analysis including stress, thermal, and vibration.
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.
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.
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 60 years of cultivated capability on the manufacturing workfloor, and a strict quality management system.
Customer-first is a key principle in Kyocera's philosophy
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, 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.
Founded in 1959, annual sales for the first year were $240,000*, forty years later, annual sales exceeded $10 billion, and we continue to aim for further growth and development.
Kyocera started with only 28 employees
At the age of 27, with a belief in his own engineering expertise, Kazuo Inamori (currently chairman emeritus) founded Kyoto Ceramics (now Kyocera Corporation) in April 1959 along with seven other colleagues. With another 20 new college graduates, Kyocera started out with just 28 employees. They focused on producing the "U-shaped Kelcima," a component for television picture tubes, by utilizing the fine ceramics engineering technology developed by Inamori. Kyocera established production for 200,000 units per month even though employees and equipment were limited. At the time, the majority of ceramic parts for electric components were made overseas, but whenever asked, "Can you make this type of product?" Kyocera immediately responded, "Please leave it to us." Kyocera made its first steps by accepting jobs that others would not or could not pursue.
Become a creative company that continues to grow
Soon after its founding, Kyocera layed out its management rationale, "To provide opportunities for the material and intellectual growth of all our employees, and through our joint efforts, contribute to the advancement of society and humankind." Today, Kyocera has grown into a global enterprise with 299 group companies (as of March 31, 2022) more than 80,000 employees, and more than one trillion yen in annual consolidated sales. Kyocera aims to become "The Company" — an enterprise which people all over the world would name first as the company that contributes most to the advancement of society. Kyocera can achieve this goal by continuing to grow through the practice of the Kyocera Philosophy, possessing a strong sense of duty, and fearlessly pursuing new possibilities.
We develop and create products yet to be imagined.
Kyocera conducts R&D and comprehensive application development of diverse fine ceramic materials which are widely used in cutting-edge fields. With rapid design capability utilizing the full resources of our company, we develop new products and technology with high quality and high reliability.
Kyocera provides a reliable supply of quality products to meet customer manufacturing schedules, including mass production and increased volume demands.
Kyocera pursues the essence of manufacturing and develops processing technology and production equipment to create a manufacturing line capable of producing high-quality products efficiently. Kyocera strives to enhance cost competitiveness and accumulate manufacturing know-how. Our solid financial position enables us to expand capacity to accommodate large volume orders.
Kyocera offers support in solving a wide range of manufacturing problems.
Kyocera's wide variety of measurement and evaluation technologies and resources not only support the quality improvement of our ceramic parts, but also enhance customer products and R&D. Kyocera has strong problem-solving capabilities for a wide range of issues.
Global Quality Leadership
At Kyocera, our top priority is to provide products and services that delight customers with their high quality.
Through stringent quality and product safety policies, we aim to manufacture perfect products with strict adherence to quality management systems such as ISO9001 — which Kyocera adopted earlier than most other Japanese companies.
We provide the same high level of production and quality assurance at all of our manufacturing sites worldwide, supplying "Kyocera Quality" to customers with confidence.
Corporate Philosophy Based on the "Customer-First" Principle
"What is the right thing to do as a human being?" (Kyocera Philosophy)
The origin of Kyocera Group management resides in the Kyocera Philosophy, a philosophy of life based on the real-life experiences and empirical rules of Kazuo Inamori, founder and chairman emeritus of Kyocera Corporation.
With "What is the right thing to do as a human being?" as its most essential decision-making criterion, the Kyocera Philosophy expounds the significance of commitment to fair management and operation in compliance with the most fundamental human ethics, morals and societal norms.