Quality

We are convinced that the most important virtue of our product is its exceptional quality and absolute reliability in all circumstances.

This is the reason why we have been paying particular attention to the perfect operation of our quality assurance system and to its continuous development from the beginning of the mass-production of the insulators. We tried to build up our quality system incorporating our experiences gained during several years of research and development and introducing the TQM (Total Quality Management) system adopted by the founder Furukawa Electric. Originally, this system was first introduced in the Japanese car industry (for instance Toyota) and its main point is to rationalize the processes and continuously reincorporate experiences, at every organizational level.

Each and every FCI insulator is identified by a code number burnt in by means of a laser beam. The identification number makes our products unique insulators whose manufacturing data can be evoked even decades later. Using this code, the product history can be traced down starting from the very first manufacturing step (when was it made, the base materials used for the production, the worker’s name, etc.). Continuous control with several check points on one hand, and a thorough design taking into account quality-related experiences, on the other hand, guarantee the steady, reliable quality of our insulators.

Due to the above aspects, we are proud to say that more than 1,000,000 pieces of our composite insulators are reliably operative worldwide from the North Pole to the deserts, under the most severe circumstances!