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Essex and Furukawa Forge Joint Venture for Global Magnet
Wire Business
Volume 19, Issue 2

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Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
have reached agreement
on the framework of a joint
venture that will combine
nearly all their magnet wire
operations into a single
global powerhouse. A key
motivation is to create a single brand that can serve the
automotive industry's growing need for magnet wire to
electrify its power trains at
manufacturing plants spread
around the world.

Editor & Publisher
David Webster
Contributing Editor
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Director of Operations and
Support Services
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Director of Sales and Content
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Electric which is based in Tokyo.

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Administration
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transaction as a company split and investment in kind designed to meet a strong demand
for a global supply of magnet wire products of consistent quality and design, especially for
automotive manufacturers. Furukawa said it anticipates closing the transaction by April
2020.
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IVA Solutions (France and China) which manufactures wire enamels.

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advancements especially for electric vehicle markets, said Kim. The combined resources
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Contents
Editor’s Choice/ Features
Schaeffler Charges into EV Motors Business, Leveraging Acquisition of Elmotec Statomat & Close Ties with Automakers
Infinitum Motor Skips the Wound Coils in Favor of Printed Circuit Board Stator While Optimizing Magnetic Forces
Research & Development
HZDR Scientists Produce Engineered Magnetic Nanostructures in Dresden
Product News
Industry News
Events Calendar/ Advertising Index
Under the Hood in Porsche’s First-Ever EV, the Taycan: Remarkable Motor Design and Innovative Magnetic Technology
Visions
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Magnetics Business & Technology - March/April 2020 - Contents
Magnetics Business & Technology - March/April 2020 - Editor’s Choice/ Features
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Magnetics Business & Technology - March/April 2020 - Schaeffler Charges into EV Motors Business, Leveraging Acquisition of Elmotec Statomat & Close Ties with Automakers
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Magnetics Business & Technology - March/April 2020 - Infinitum Motor Skips the Wound Coils in Favor of Printed Circuit Board Stator While Optimizing Magnetic Forces
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Magnetics Business & Technology - March/April 2020 - HZDR Scientists Produce Engineered Magnetic Nanostructures in Dresden
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Magnetics Business & Technology - March/April 2020 - Product News
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