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Yukita: connecting the world with best-in-class cable technology

Article - August 23, 2023

Founded back in 1923, the Osaka-based company provides quality products and end-to-end manufacturing capabilities that make it a go-to supplier of electric wires and cables.

A Japanese manufacturer of top-quality electric wires and cables, Yukita is celebrating a big birthday in 2023. “We’re now 100 years old,” says President Shiro Yukita. “The reason we’ve enjoyed such a long history is that we’ve had a habit of making the right decision in every difficult moment.”

Yukita, which chiefly supplies electronics and water-heater manufacturers, boasts comprehensive production capabilities. “Competitors are either specialized in making electric wires or processing harnesses after procuring electric wires,” Mr. Yukita says. “We can do both: we offer end-to-end manufacturing processes.”

Yukita also stands out from the crowd thanks to its pursuit of innovation. For example, it has developed a leading-edge stretchable cable called NOVEEL. “The product can be applied to wearable devices,” Mr. Yukita explains. “We can incorporate it into a T-shirt for instance, allowing us to connect with heart monitors.”

Yukita’s R&D processes are also focused on its commitment to a greener future. “A material called PVC is commonly used for coating electric wires, but depending on the method of disposal, there’s a risk of generating hazardous substances,” Mr. Yukita notes. “We’re working to develop more environmentally-friendly materials.”

As the company seeks to grow, it is out to broaden its products’ scope of application. “Automotive and factory automation comes to mind as potential future targets,” Mr. Yukita says. An increased international presence is also an aim: “We have a solid foothold in Asia, but we’d like to expand into the European and U.S. markets.”