Kyocera Corporation, the headquarters and parent company of the global Kyocera group, was founded in 1959 in Kyoto, Japan as a start-up venture by Dr. Kazuo Inamori and seven colleagues. Kyocera is, in fact, a contraction of “Kyoto Ceramics” displaying their focus on high-quality ceramic production. Kyocera's founders shared a vision of creating a company dedicated to the successful manufacture and sale of innovative products based on advanced materials and components. Over the past five decades, this vision has resulted in a highly successful and widely diversified global enterprise. One of their most relevant contributions to the cooking world is the production of ceramic cutlery, which, many times harder than steel and rust-proof, is ideal for low-maintenance households with a need for a quality blade that requires minimal effort.