The core competence of the Japanese company, established in 1959 and headquartered in Kyoto, is its original product: technical ceramics. The founder of KYOCERA (Kyoto Ceramics), Dr. Kazuo Inamori, recognized the immense future potential of this highly versatile material. KYOCERA is now one of the world's foremost manufacturers of fine-ceramic components for the information and communications industries.
The activities of the KYOCERA Group are centered primarily on three areas: information and communications technology, environmental preservation and quality of life. This includes strategically important business units such as telecommunications, document management, products aimed at increasing the quality of life (in the medical sector, for example, fine-ceramic implants), and solar power systems. The company is also one of the world's leading producers of solar modules. Its corporate slogan, "The New Value Frontier", lends expression to KYOCERA's continuous commitment to maintaining innovative strength and forging ahead with technological development.
KYOCERA is among the top 500 most valuable companies worldwide (BusinessWeek). The numerous subsidiaries in Europe are dedicated to the sales and marketing of laser printers and copier/multifunctional products, as well as office document solutions, microelectronic components, fine-ceramic products and solar modules.
According to Dr. Inamori, a corporation should act eco-friendly and socially. KYOCERA supports this by many activities. The worldwide Kyoto Prize is one well-known example that derives from this philosophy: Founded by Dr. Inamori, the Kyoto Prize awards outstanding achievements in the categories advanced technology, basic sciences and arts & philosophy with 50 Million Yen (approx. 300,000 Euro) per category.
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KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
One of the world’s leading document output management companies, KYOCERA Document Solutions manufactures and markets monochrome and colour network printers, multifunctional products (MFPs), wide-format products and a portfolio of software solutions.
KYOCERA Document Solutions, headquartered in Osaka, Japan, has sales and service subsidiary companies located in Asia Pacific, America and EMEA, which work with a network of authorised distributors and dealers around the world.
KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. is wholly owned by KYOCERA Corporation.