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
Yuniden Hôrudingusu Kabushiki-gaisha
Public (K.K.)
Traded as TYO: 6815
Founded February 7, 1966
Founder Hidero Fujimoto (CEO)
Headquarters Chuo ku, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
United States, Japan, Philippines, Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam, New Zealand, and China
Products Electronic radio communication devices.
Revenue US$381,664,000 (2009/10)[1]
Number of employees
16,924 (2009)[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.

History[edit]

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 Realistic, Clegg (amateur transceivers), Cobra, Craig, Fanon-Courier, Midland, President, Teaberry, Teledyne-Olson, Pearce Simpson, 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. The company now offers an extensive range of consumer electronic products including Digital Cordless Phones and the top selling XDECT, SCR, WDECT and DSS technology Cordless phones, Transceiver Radios and Scanning Receivers, Wireless Networking Products and GPS Products. The company has just announced it will be selling bluetooth car kits, HD Set Top Boxes, Laser Pocket Projectors, HD Digital Photo Frame and Wireless Power Accessories (most of which have been withdrawn from market due to poor sales).

Private Brand Labels[edit]

Most cordless phones with the Radio Shack brand name are Uniden models that are sold under the Radio Shack brand. Most of the cordless phone brands sold in the world (e.g. Philips) are made by Uniden and sold under different electronic brands.[citation needed]

Actual Business[edit]

Uniden's actual line of business is in research and development, manufacturing and marketing.

It produces over two million wireless products every month and manufactures one cordless phone every 3.2 seconds.

Uniden operates globally, but the main commercial activities are still situated in the United States. Production sites have been located in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the Philippines. Uniden has also recently expanded its manufacturing to include Vietnam.

Trivia[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Consolidated Statements of Operations" (PDF). Uniden Corporation. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  2. ^ http://hoovers.com/company/Uniden_Corporation/hhxrri-1.html
  3. ^ "Crave". CNET. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 

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