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JVCKenwood Corp.
株式会社 JVCケンウッド
Traded as TYO: 6632
Industry Electronics
Founded October 1, 2008; 9 years ago (2008-10-01)
(as a merger between Kenwood Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Ltd)
Headquarters Yokohama, Japan
Key people
Haruo Kawahara (Chairman)
Takao Tsuji (President)
Products Audio, visual, computer-related electronics and software, media products
Revenue Decrease JP¥285 billion (2015)
Increase JP¥4.7 billion (2015)
Number of employees
Non-consolidated: 2,987, Consolidated: 18,051 (2017)[1]
Divisions JVC
Teichiku Records
Subsidiaries EF Johnson Technologies
JVC Kenwood Victor Entertainment
Website www.jvckenwood.com

JVCKenwood Corp. (Stylized in all-caps) (JVCケンウッド) is a multinational electronics company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. It was formed from the merger of Victor Company of Japan, Ltd and Kenwood Corporation on October 1, 2008. Upon creation, Haruo Kawahara of Kenwood was the holding company's chairman, while JVC President Kunihiko Sato was the company's president. JVCKENWOOD Corporation focuses on car and home electronics, wireless systems for the worldwide consumer electronics market, professional broadcast, CCTV and digital and analogue two way radio equipment and systems.


On October 1, 2008, JVC and Kenwood agreed to and signed an agreement to integrate their management through the establishment of a joint holding company (stock transfer). The joint holding company was named "JVC KENWOOD Holdings, Inc.".[2]

On Monday, May 31, 2010, JVCKENWOOD announced that it would end camcorder production in Japan by March 2011 and shift production overseas to cut losses.[3]

On August 1, 2011, "JVC KENWOOD Holdings, Inc." was renamed to "JVCKENWOOD Corporation"[4] and an absorption-type merger was finalized for the JVC and Kenwood subsidiaries.[5] This officially ended the 2 separate companies.

On March 25, 2014, JVCKENWOOD acquired 100% ownership of EF Johnson Technologies, in order to "increase its P25 North American public safety and professional LMR system market share". EF Johnson became a wholly owned subsidiary.[6]

JVCKENWOOD's headquarters in Yokohama, Japan




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