Futaba Corporation

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Futaba Corporation
Native name
Type Public KK
TYO: 6986
Industry Electronics
Founded Mobara, Japan (February 3, 1948;73 years ago (1948-02-03))
Headquarters Mobara, Chiba Prefecture 297- 8588, Japan
Key people
Hiroshi Sakurada
RevenueIncrease2.svg JPY 67,083 billion (FY 2019) (US$ 613.5 million) (FY 2019)
Increase2.svg JPY 1.79 billion (FY 2013) (US$ 17.45 million) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
5,007 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2019)
Website Official website
Footnotes /references
[1] [2]

Futaba Corporation (双葉電子工業株式会社, Futaba Denshi Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese company founded in 1948, originally to produce vacuum tubes. [3] As time passed, production and elemental techniques of the vacuum tube transformed into the manufacturing of vacuum fluorescent displays (VFDs), tool and die set components, radio control equipment and OLED displays. [4]


Company profile

Futaba Corporation is divided into three business units — Electronic Components, Electronic Systems Division, and Machinery and Tooling Division.

Remote control

Futaba became one of the first companies of its type to provide comprehensive radio control products, selection and service to hobbyists. Futaba systems and products were quickly accepted and used by serious competitors and casual enthusiasts alike. Futaba products are used in the air, on the water, underwater and on the ground for all types of radio-controlled models. Futaba manufactures all components in-house, including tools and manufacturing facilities. [5]

The hobby brand is distributed in North America by FutabaUSA, by Ripmax in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria, along with other distributors around the world. [6]

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