Uniden

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Uniden Holdings Corporation
Native name
ユニデンホールディングス株式会社
Romanized name
Yuniden Hôrudingusu Kabushiki-gaisha
Type Public (K.K.)
TYO: 6815
FoundedFebruary 7, 1966;55 years ago (February 7, 1966)
Founder Hidero Fujimoto (CEO)
Headquarters,
Area served
Japan, Taiwan, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Vietnam, and China
ProductsElectronic radio communication devices.
RevenueUS$135,537,000 (2017/2018) [1]
Number of employees
742 (2018) [2]
Website uniden.com

Uniden Holdings Corporation (ユニデンホールディングス株式会社, Yuniden Hôrudingusu Kabushiki-gaisha) (TYO : 6815) is a Japanese company in the wireless communication industry.

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History

Uniden was established on February 7, 1966, by its founder Hidero Fujimoto as "Uni Electronics Corp". Uniden became a well-known brand in the 1970s by manufacturing and marketing millions of CB radios, under the Uniden brand as well as many for popular private brand labels such as Clegg (amateur transceivers), Cobra, Craig, Fanon-Courier, Midland (only certain clone models, originals were made by Cybernet), President, Teaberry, Stalker, Super Star, Teledyne-Olson, Pearce Simpson, Realistic, Regency, Robyn and many European brands such as Zodiac, Stabo and Inno-Hit. Uniden also marketed CB Radios in the UK under the Uniden and Uniace brands during the late 1970s.

During the 1980s, Uniden grew to become the world's largest manufacturer of cordless telephones in addition to television satellite equipment, mobile radios, advanced marine electronics and radio scanners (the latter under brandname Bearcat).

In Europe, it became successful in the telecommunications market with its introduction of 900 MHz cordless telephones.

As Uniden continued to grow and extend its international operations, Uniden Australia and Uniden New Zealand were established in 1989.

Uniden's revenue has plummeted since smartphones and VOIP solutions have become mainstream. In 2007, Uniden had a revenue of 77.7 billion yen. [3] Just three years later in 2010, Uniden reported a revenue of just 35.5 billion yen.

Operation

Uniden's runs numerous lines of business in research and development, manufacturing and marketing. As of 2018, current products include cordless phones, radar detectors, radio scanners, CB radios, and security/surveillance products.

At one point Uniden produced over two million wireless products every month and manufactures one cordless phone every 3.2 seconds. This statistic has become part of their company description used by my retailers and the date of the statistic is unknown. Despite the cordless phone's falling popularity, this claim still appears on Uniden Australia's website. [4]

Uniden operates globally, but the main commercial activities are situated in the United States and Japan. Manufacturing sites have been located in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the Philippines. In 2008, Uniden began to move production from China to Vietnam because of lower wages. [5]

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References

  1. "Consolidated Statements of Operations" (PDF). Uniden Corporation. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  2. "Company Profile". www.uniden.co.jp. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  3. "Financial Data | IR Information | Uniden". www.uniden.co.jp. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  4. "About Uniden". Uniden Australia. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  5. xTECH(クロステック), 日経. "ユニデンが社長交代,中国からベトナムへ生産の軸足うつす". 日経 xTECH(クロステック) (in Japanese). Retrieved 20 December 2018.