Yazaki Corporation (????????, Yazaki Sogyo Kabushiki Kaisha?) is a global automotive parts supplier with a focus on wire harnesses, instruments and components such as connectors and terminals. The companys origin and headquarters are in Japan, but in 2011, roughly 90% of its employees are outside the home country. Yazaki ranks among the largest worldwide automotive suppliers, ranked 10th by the industry journal Automotive News in 2013. The companys product lineup includes electrical cables, meter and auto instruments, gas equipment, air-conditioning, and solar-powered systems. As a first tier supplier, Yazaki sells chiefly to auto makers, and, to a lesser extent, electric power, gas, and general construction companies. Yazaki is among the top 100 companies receiving the most US patents.