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NGK INSULATORS, LTD: SWOT Analysis &
Company Profile


Reference code: BRIG042CP10-Q4

Published: Nov 2010




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NGK INSULATORS, LTD. - Company Overview

NGK INSULATORS, LTD. (NGK) engages in manufacturing and selling of electrical insulators, industrial ceramic
products, beryllium copper products and plant engineering. The company offers porcelain insulators, polymer insulators,
line arrester, current limiting arcing horn, hardware for insulator assemblies, NAS batteries, automotive & industrial
ceramics and chemical apparatus. The company also provides industrial heating systems, energy & nuclear systems,
electronic components, Hi-performance ceramics, copper beryllium products, mold products, DNA microarray and gas
analyzer. The company has plants and laboratories at Nagoya, Chita and Komaki. NGK operates through 56 subsidiaries
and affiliate companies located in Europe, Africa, North America, Central America and Asia Pacific regions. The
company’s headquarters is in Nagoya, Japan.


Financial Performance

The company reported revenue of JPY 235,489 million during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. The company's
revenue declined at a compounded rate of 19.66% during the period 2008-2010 with a year on year decline of 13.81%
over fiscal year 2009. During the fiscal year 2010, its operating margin was 9.53% as against the operating margin of
11.58% in fiscal year 2009. During the fiscal year 2010 the company registered a net margin of 7.56% as against the net
margin of 8.96% in the fiscal year 2009.




NGK INSULATORS, LTD. - Key Facts

NGK INSULATORS, LTD., Key Facts

                                  2-56 Suda-cho, Nagoya-shi, ,
                                                                    Ticker Symbol, Stock           5333 (The Tokyo Stock
Corporate Address:                467-8530, Japan                                                  Exchange)
                                                                    Exchange



Telephone                         + 81 52 8727171                   No. of Employees               11,317



Fax                               + 81 52 8727690                   Financial Year End             March



URL                               www.ngk.co.jp/english/            Revenue (in JPY Million)       235,489.00



Industry                          Industrial Goods and Machinery Revenue (in USD Million)          2,515.37


                                  Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Thailand, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland,
Locations                         United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, United States, Mexico

Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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NGK INSULATORS, LTD. - Business Description

NGK INSULATORS, LTD (NGK) is engaged in the manufacture and sale of electric insulators, industrial ceramic
products, beryllium copper products and plant engineering. As of March 31, 2010, the company had employed 11,176
employees.

The company operates its business through three reportable segments namely, Ceramics, Power and Electronics.

The Ceramics segment of the company offers automotive ceramics and new diesel filter (NDF) businesses, and industrial
process business. The segment engages in manufacturing and selling of automotive ceramics for exhaust gas
purification; corrosion-resistant ceramic apparatuses, ceramic membrane filters, ceramic and vacuum pump, high-
temperature dust collector, glasslining maxblend and home-use water purifier for chemical industries. NGK offers gas
analyzer, silicon carbide refractories, roller hearth, silicon and shuttle kilns, ceramic heater and Hi-cycle regenerative
combustion system for industrial heating systems and refractory products. The company also develops low level waste
treat system, induction-heat melting/solidification system, furnaces, high pressure compaction system and dry blast
decontamination system. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, the Ceramics segment contributed 43.0% of total
revenue of the company, generating JPY 101.6 billion, a decrease of 22.3% over the previous year.

The company’s Power segment offers insulators and NAS battery business. The segment engages in manufacturing and
selling of electrical insulators and machines to electrical companies and heavy electrical equipment makers. The
segment’s products are Insulators, hardware for insulator assemblies, current limiting arching horn, bushing shells, fuse
cut-outs, APM, line arrester and NAS (sodium sulfur) batteries. NGK’s insulator products include suspension, long rod,
distribution, station post, hollow and line post as well as hardware for insulator assemblies and NAS batteries. During the
fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, the Power segment contributed 37.1% of total revenue of the company, generating JPY
87.3 billion, an increase of 5.3% over the previous year.

The company's Electronics segment offers Electronic components business and Hi-performance ceramics business. The
segment engages in manufacturing and selling of specialty metals and ceramic products. The segment’s products are
beryllium-copper-wrought products, molds and ceramic components for electronics and semiconductor manufacturing
equipment. During the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, the Electronics segment contribute 19.9% of total revenue of the
company, generating JPY 46.9 billion, a decrease of 21.2% over the previous year.

The company also offers Life Science products, which include micro ceramics and DNA Microarray. NGK offers various
instruments independently or along with other manufacturers by adapting unique technology based on ZIRCONIA and
INFRA-RED rays. NGK also provides comprehensive range of measuring instruments as well as consultation on
instrumentation and various system components.

The company has plants and laboratories at Nagoya, Chita and Komaki. NGK operates through 56 subsidiaries and
affiliate companies located in the regions of Europe, Africa, North America, Central America and Asia Pacific that include
England, Belgium, Germany, Poland, France, South Africa, China, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, America,
Canada and Mexico.

Recently, the company’s subsidiary, which is engaged in manufacturing of semiconductor parts in the United States, has
acquired the electronics business from an United States-based company.




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NGK INSULATORS, LTD. - Major Products and Services

NGK INSULATORS, LTD (NGK) is engaged in manufacture and sale of electric insulators, industrial ceramic products,
beryllium copper products and plant engineering.

NGK INSULATORS, LTD., Major Products and Services
Products:

Porcelain Insulators

Polymer Insulators

Line Arrester

CLAH

Hardware for Insulator Assemblies

NAS Batteries

Automotive & Industrial Ceramics Business

Chemical Apparatus Business

Industrial Heating Systems Business

Energy & Nuclear Systems Business

Electronic Components Business

Hi-Performance Ceramics Business

Copper Beryllium Products

Mold Products

DNA Microarray

Gas Analyzer
Source: Annual Report, Company Website, Primary and Secondary Research




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NGK INSULATORS, LTD. - History

NGK INSULATORS, LTD., History

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