Kyocera Corp. has announced that total shipments of its ceramic knives have recently exceeded the 10-million-unit milestone. Kyocera, which has been selling ceramic cutlery since 1984, was the first company in Japan to start manufacturing and selling kitchen knives with blades made of fine ceramics, also known as advanced ceramics, it stated.
Through the decades, Kyocera has continued to enhance the material technology and design of its knives, developing a product lineup with various colors and styles, the company said. Kyocera has also expanded its sales network. In the past several years, the company has seen rapid growth with annual shipments exceeding one million units per year, the company stated and total sales since 1984 surpassing the 10 million mark.
Since it began selling cutlery, Kyocera has been able to enhance its manufacturing technology and scale, allowing the knives to be sold at a more accessible price, it asserted. In 2005, Kyocera expanded sales outside of the Japan market, and now there are more than 9,000 stores worldwide that carry Kyocera cutlery, the company said.