uctor Parts Group and the Electronic Device Group are made directly to component and equipment manufacturers in Japan and overseas. In the solar energy business in the Applied Ceramic Products Group, solar modules and solar power generating systems are sold primarily to global users via sales subsidiaries and distributors. In addition, Kyocera sells battery energy storage systems through distributors, franchise stores and home builders in Japan and distributors in Europe. Energy management systems are sold primarily to the housing market in Japan through the distributor route, franchise stores and home builders. Cutting tools are sold to users, such as automobile parts manufactures through wholesale dealers and distributors. Jewelry and applied ceramic products, such as ceramic knives are sold through direct retail shops and general retailers. In the medical and dental implant business, joint prostheses, artificial bones and dental implants are sold to dental clinics and hospitals through distributors. In the Telecommunications Equipment Group, the company supplies smartphones and mobile phones primarily to telecommunications carriers in the Japanese and overseas markets. Its key supply destinations include KDDI Corporation, Softbank Group Corp., Verizon Communications Inc., T-Mobile US, Inc., Sprint Corporation and AT&T Inc. The Information Equipment Group provides Kyocera brand printers and multifunctional products that boast long life and produce minimal waste, from directly controlled sales companies in 32 countries and globally through sales distributors in approximately 140 countries, as well as document solutions and business application software that resolves customers’ management issues. In the Others segment, Kyocera Communication Systems Group provides Information and Communication Technologies business and management consulting business to general companies, public institutions and healthcare corporations, as well as engineering business to telecommunications carriers, wireless equipment vendors and solar power generation operators. Government Regulation The company is subject to various regulations concerning the environment of the countries where it operates. These regulations cover air emissions, wastewater discharges, the handling, disposal and remediation of hazardous substances, wastes and certain chemicals used or generated in Kyocera’s manufacturing process, employee health and safety, labeling or other notifications with respect to the content or other aspects of its processes, products or packaging, restrictions on the use of certain materials in or on design aspects of its products or product packaging, and responsibility for disposal of products or product packaging. They also include various regulations for chemical substance in products, such as the European Union Directive on the Restriction on the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment, the European Union Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, and similar regulations required in other countries and areas, including China. In addition to the above environmental regulations, AVX Corporation, a U.S. based subsidiary, has been identified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, state governmental agencies or other private parties as a potentially responsible party under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act or equivalent state or local laws for clean-up and response costs associated with certain sites at which remediation is required with respect to prior contamination. Significant Events In July 2016, Kyocera Corporation, RIKEN and Organ Technologies Inc. have announced a partnership to develop technologies and products for treating alopecia, or hair loss, through the regeneration of hair follicles. Kyocera, RIKEN and Organ Technologies plan to establish cell culture and transplant technologies and develop devices for transplantation, aiming to put the technologies into practical use for the treatment of human alopecia in 2020 in Ja
kyocera corp (6971:Tokyo)
6 Takeda Tobadono-cho
Phone: 81 7 5604 3500
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