Kyocera Overview

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). See infographic video (80 sec.)

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The World Leader in Fine Ceramics Kyocera by the Numbers

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.

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  • Europe 16.5%
  • Asia 21.4%
  • Japan 42.1%
  • USA 16.1%
  • Others 3.9%

Consolidated Sales by Region(%)

Net Sales(FY2017) $13 Billion +

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.

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Employees

Founded in 1959, Kyocera started with just 28 employees. Now, after half a century, we have more than 70,000 employees worldwide.

FY1959
28people

FY2017
70,153
people

Kyocera Group Companies

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

As of March 2017
231companies

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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%.

FY2017
78.9%

Kyocera

29.1%

Source:Tokyo Stock Exchange

Average on
the first section of
the Tokyo Stock
Exchange

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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 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.

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Core Technologies

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Material Technology
Kyocera provides over 200 types of ceramic materials including oxide, non-oxide and metal composite.
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Process Technology
We possess the world's largest sintering kilns and CIP equipment, as well as various forming, machining and bonding technologies.
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Design Technology
Utilizing our own HPC server, we can provide various types of analysis including stress, thermal, and vibration.
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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
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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.

Net Sales
  • Electronic Parts
  • Industrial Parts
  • Functional Materials
  • Semiconductor Processing Equipment Parts
  • Large Parts for LCDs
  • Sapphire for LEDs
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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.

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The World Leader in Fine Ceramics Customer-First

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.

About the Kyocera Philosophy
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Kyocera’s Fine Ceramics in 80 Seconds (Infographic video)

Kyocera by the Numbers

Technology & Capabilities

Kyocera Quality

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.

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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.

Kyocera Founder Kazuo Inamori

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