SANWA Technologies, Inc. Established

By combining its two overseas subsidiaries, SANWA Denki Kogyo expands and strengthens its support to its global customer base.

SANWA Denki Kogyo, Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) combines the forces of its international operations, SANWA Electronics USA Corp. and Fiberon Technologies Inc., to expand its optical fiber connectivity and solution offerings and sales/customer support to the global data center, telecom and broadband markets.

Tokyo, Japan — SANWA Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd. (“SANWA” or the “Company”), a leader in technology and expertise in optical fiber connectivity products, announced today that it has merged the operations of it’s subsidiaries, SANWA Electronics USA Corp. and Fiberon Technologies Inc. (acquired in 2021), and begin operating under the new name of SANWA Technologies, Inc. as the company’s Global Sales organization with Mark Johnson as the elected President of the new formation.

“By combining the two operations, we are able to provide our customers and partners with a stronger, seamless sales and customer support organization through SANWA’s unparalleled engineering, manufacturing, and quality management for the worldwide optical communications industry.”

“Since our acquisition of FIBERON in March, 2021, we have significantly accelerated our growth, with the two independent subsidiaries continuing to deliver quality products, excellent service and speed as a trusted supply partner to its customers,” said Yasuo Ishii, President and CEO of SANWA. “By combining the two operations as SANWA turns 75-years old this year, we are able to provide our customers and partners with a stronger, seamless sales and customer support organization through SANWA’s unparalleled engineering, manufacturing, and quality management for the worldwide optical communications industry.”

Mark W. Johnson, President of SANWA Technologies, Inc. added “Leveraging both companies’ extensive combined knowledge, expertise and long track records in optical connectivity and assembly solutions allows SANWA to take full advantage of our geographical coverage and extensive resources – for the benefit of our customers worldwide.

We are very excited to bring these two very successful teams together to build an even stronger organization with such vast potential in the fast expanding Fiber Optic market.

Excellence Accelerated: Together, SANWA and FIBERON are now, SANWA Technologies, Inc.


Established in 1947, Sanwa Denki Kogyo Co., Ltd., is a renowned leading manufacturer of communication equipment, servicing the global optical communications market. With over 75 years of innovation and engineering excellence, Sanwa continues its rich history of developing and manufacturing quality connectivity solutions and components to enhance the performance in optical networks of today and into the future.

SANWA is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has two manufacturing locations in Japan and Thailand, as well as the new combined global sales operation of SANWA Technologies, Inc. with multiple offices in the USA, Europe and APAC. To learn more, please visit SANWA’s website (HQ) or the new SANWA Technologies website at .

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Newsweek Special Article on Sanwa: The power behind the internet

The power of internet has transformed business, society and our daily lives and will continue to do so as increasingly faster fiber-optic broadband enables the expansion of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as the Internet of Things, Cloud and Big Data. Back in 1983 during the early days of the internet, a Japanese company Called Sanwa Denki Kogyo developed fiber optic connectors that remain essential to the functioning of telecommunications networks to this day. The rapid progress in broadband and mobile technologies continues to advance the optical communications industry and how the world communicates at a staggering rate. As one of the pioneers of the web since those early days, Sanwa will continue to develop and manufacture products to enhance network performance and discover intelligent solutions for the data-driven fourth industrial revolution era. Drawing on its decades of experience in developing innovative internet technologies, president Yasuo Ishii believes Sanwa can be at the forefront of the data communication Market. “With the rise of IoT and Big Data, everything will be network-related. The Fourth Industrial Revolution presents a massive opportunity for us,” says Mr. Ishii. “Since the beginning of the fiber-optic network, we have provided optical components, like our optical adapters and connectors, and technical services to data centers all over the world for decades. Nowadays, our market is moving to data communications and we have to analyze to what extend we can move into the data market. There is an important market share for us to acquire by providing solutions to data center and support IoT.” In Japan, Sanwa’s optical outlets can be found in almost every home with fiber-to-the home (FTTH) broadband. The company has worked in partnership with telecommunication firm NTT to bring FTTH to homes across the nation. “In terms of fiber optic network penetration, Japan is far beyond other nations and we expect drastic growth in this field,” adds Mr. Ishii. Having helped Japan to develop one of the most sophisticated and expansive fiber-optic networks in the world, Sanwa is now setting its sights on partnering with telecommunications firms in the U.S. to expand FTTH connectivity with its high-quality products. Like most Japanese companies, Sanwa has focused on strengthening its overseas presence due to the shrinking domestic market, and Mr. Ishii sees great potential in the U.S. Mr. Ishii is confident on reaching the overseas objectives, because he knows he can offer prospective partners in the U.S. and across the world the highest-quality network connectors and fiber-optical solutions that continue to outpace the quality and capabilities of similar products on the market.  “We are moving from Sanwa Japan to Sanwa International. We intend to embrace the opportunities the world has to offer while maintaining the solid foundation.”