AVX, a US Subsidiary of KYOCERA, to Change its Name to “KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation

Company to expedite unification of its global sales operation

Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto, hereinafter; “Kyocera”) and AVX Corporation (CEO: John Sarvis, hereinafter; “AVX”) today announced that AVX, a consolidated subsidiary of Kyocera, has changed its corporate name to “KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation” as of October 1, 2021.

Furthermore, the company will now use the new business brand, “KYOCERA AVX,” and unify sales organizations in the U.S. and Europe to enhance sales capabilities, as announced in April of this year.*

Under the new company name, KYOCERA AVX will further promote organizational integration and effective use of management resources, including manufacturing and development, to strengthen Kyocera Group’s global business for electronic components and pursue further sales expansion worldwide.

*Kyocera plans to unify sales organizations in Japan, China, and other Asian countries in April 2022 (or later).

Outline of New Company

Current NameNew Name
AVX CorporationKYOCERA AVX Components Corporation
KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation
AddressFountain Inn, South Carolina, U.S.A.
RepresentativeJohn Sarvis, Chairman, CEO, and President of AVX Corporation
[Managing Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Electronic Components Business, KYOCERA Corporation]
BusinessManufacture and sale of electronic components, including connectors, capacitors, and sensors
Consolidated net assetsUS $2,425,661,725 (as of 31 March, 2021)
EmployeesApproximately 14,700
Number of manufacturing sitesUSA: 6 sites / Europe : 13 / Asia 12
Number of sales officesUSA: 2 sites / Europe : 9 / Asia : 11