|Kabushiki gaisha Jei bui shi Ken-uddo|
|Formerly||JVC Kenwood Holdings, Inc. (2008–2011)|
|Founded||October 1, 2008|
(as a merger between Kenwood Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Ltd)
|Haruo Kawahara (Chairman)|
Takao Tsuji (President)
|Products||Audio, visual, computer-related electronics and software, media products|
|Revenue||JP¥274 billion (2021)|
|JP¥4.9 billion (2021)|
Number of employees
|Non-consolidated: 2,987, Consolidated: 18,051 (2017)|
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