Japan connector manufacturers
Besides AMP Tyco, Molex and Thomas & Betts, more than half of the world`s top 10 connector manufacturers are Japan connector manufacturing companies:
JST Connector - JST Mfg. Co., Ltd. - http://www.jst-mfg.com/index_e.html
Established in 1957, JST`s innovation and excellence in connector
manufacturing has kept it among the top 10 connector manufacturers in the world with
annual sales of approximately US$832 million. JST Group has a global network of production sites, R&D
facilities, and service centers.
Hirose Connector - Electric Co., Ltd. - http://www.hirose.com/
Founded in 1937, Hirose Electric has become a leading connector manufacturer due to its high tech and specialized
product range. With its Engineering Center in Yokohama to meet market-wide connector needs, Hirose develops
and manufactures over 50,000 different types of industrial connectors.
Hirose connector development capability is evidenced by the fact that 30% of its annual connector range are new products.
Hirose registered US$832 million in FY2005.
JAE Connector - Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited - http://www.jae.co.jp/e-top/
Established in 1953, JAE registered US$785 million connector sales in FY2005. JAE recorded double digit growth in
connector sales for consumer goods, automotive and industrial equipment sectors.
Honda Connectors - Honda Tsushin Kogyo Co., Ltd. - http://www.honda-connectors.co.jp/htk-e/index-e.htm
Founded in 1947, Honda Tsushin Kogyo manufactured its connector products in Japan until 2001 when it
established Honda Connectors Mfg. (HK) Limited as its first external production base in Shenzhen China. In Japan,
it consolidated its connector manufacturing at at Matsumoto Factory Nagano.
DDK Connectors - DDK Limited - http://c1158x6k.securesites.net/English/index.html
Started in 1963, DDK Connectors became a fully owned subsidiary of the Fujikura Corporation in 1999.
DDK has manufacturing facilities in Japan, Thailand and China and employs over 2000 employees.
SMK Connector - SMK Corporation - http://www.smk.co.jp/company_e/company_e.html
Began in 1925 as Ikeda Denki Seisakusho, renamed Showa Musen Kogyo Kabushikigaisha
before changing name to SMK Corporation in 1985. It achieved sales of US$594 million in FY2004.
Yamaichi Connector - Yamaichi Electronics Co., Ltd. - http://www.yamaichi.co.jp/index_e.shtml
Commenced in 1956, Yamaichi Electronics specialize in connector manufacturing with 7 manufacturing sites
in Japan and 3 in China Shenzhen, Philippines and South Korea.
Suwa Supply Japan Connector Component
We are proud that Suwa supply direct and indirect material components to the leading Japan connector manufacturers,
AMP and Molex: