KYOCERA Announces New Consumer Products Division


KYOCERA Announces New Consumer Products Division

New Business Unit integrates the Advanced Ceramic Cutlery and Kitchenware Product Line of Kyocera Tycom Corporation into Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation

COSTA MESA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation today introduced its new Consumer Products Division, a new business unit combining the strengths of the Application Products Division of Kyocera Tycom Corporation (KTC) and Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation (KICC).

The integration of the Application Products Division of KTC into KICC will optimize the strengths of both organizations and facilitate the expansion of Kyocera's North American Advanced Ceramic cutlery and kitchenware business. The combined enterprise will streamline the operations for greater efficiencies while positioning the new Consumer Products Division of KICC for continued growth and success.

Kyocera customers and business partners can expect even higher levels of service with no changes in daily operations. Sales, marketing and resharp services will continue to operate from Kyocera's Costa Mesa, CA facility, while order fulfillment and inventory have been relocated to Kyocera's distribution center in Fremont, CA.

Kyocera recently announced a major milestone: over 10 million advanced ceramic knives shipped globally. A pioneer in advanced ceramic cutlery, Kyocera offers superior quality, service and selection with its collection of over 80 high-performance ceramic knives and kitchen tools.

The new Consumer Products Division will expand its product portfolio with multiple introductions in time for the upcoming holiday season.


Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation (, headquartered in Hendersonville, NC, specializes in applying advanced ceramic materials and components to solve the most demanding engineering challenges. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kyocera International, Inc. of San Diego, the North American holding company for Kyocera Corporation.

Kyocera Corporation (NYS: KYO) (TOKYO: 6971) (, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of advanced ceramic components, cutting tools, semiconductor packages, electronic devices, solar power generating systems, printers, copiers, mobile phones and telecommunications equipment. During the year ended March 31, 2013, the company's net sales totaled 1.28 trillion yen (approx. USD13.6 billion).

For media inquiries:
Field Marketing & Media
Kristyn Fuller, 713-869-1856
Kyocera Industrial Ceramics Corporation
Consumer Products Division
Attn: Denise Bernstein
3565 Cadillac Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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