Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., also known as Murata, is a leading Japanese manufacturing brand of electronic components. Based in Nagaokakyo in the Kyoto Prefecture, the company was established in 1944 as a personal venture. In 1950, Murata was operating nationwide.
Today, Murata specializes in a diverse range of electronic components, essential for both industrial and consumer-based products. The company enjoys an overwhelming global market share in the manufacturing of high-frequency parts, sensors and ceramic filters.
As of 2013, Murata operates with 24 active subsidiaries in Japan. The company has 52 overseas subsidiaries as well, spread across the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil in the Americas; the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Hungary, and Finland in Europe; China, Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam and India in Asia. In 2017, the company enjoyed a net revenue of 1,371.8 billion Japanese Yen, and its net income was around 162.1 billion Japanese yen.