FUJITSU
Brand History

The history of Fujitsu General is a history of looking at people's day-to-day life.

1936-1950's

1936

  • Established as Yaou Shoten Ltd. The company moves from the manufacture of radios, loud speakers, electric phonographs, etc. into the manufacture of home electrical appliances.

1955

  • Company named changed to Yaou Denki Ltd. Kawasaki factory (now company headquarters) built.
  • Company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

1960's

1960

  • The X-line, a 14-inch TV in a new design, introduced

1964

  • General Denshl Kogyou (now Fujitsu General Electronics Ltd.) established In Ichinoseki City, lwate Prefecture

1965

  • Polar region TV system installed on the Antarctic observation vessel Fuji

1966

  • Company name changed to General Ltd.

1967

  • Shinjo Denki Ltd. (Shinjo City, Yamagata Prefecture: now Shinjo Fujitsu General Ltd.) established

1969

  • Capital investment to Taiwanese home appliance manufacturer, Taisei Industry Co., Ltd. (predecessor of current Fujitsu General (Taiwan) Co., Ltd.)

1970's

1971

  • Easy to install "min min" cassette air conditioner introduced
  • Sales network formed in Middle East and Africa, air conditioner exports to the region launched

1974

  • Shichinohe City, Aomori Prefecture air conditioner motor factory (now Aomori business office) built, begins operation

1975

  • Sales network formed in Asia, exports to the region launched

1976

  • North America affiliate Teknika Electronics Co. (now Fujitsu General America, Inc.) established

1977

  • Europe sales company affiliate Teleton Electro (U.K.) Co., Ltd. (now Fujitsu General (U.K.) Co., Ltd.) established
  • Chubu General air conditioner factory (now Hamamatsu business office) completed, manufacturing of room air conditioners and heat exchangers for export markets launched

1978

  • Australia sales company affiliate General Colour Pty Ltd. (now Fujitsu General (Aust.) Pty Ltd.) established
  • Europe sales company affiliate GCJ Electro (Europe) GmbH. (now Fujitsu General (Euro) GmbH) established

1980's

1980

  • South America affiliate sales company Genebras Electronica Ltda. (now Fujitsu General do Brasil Ltda.) established

1982

  • First wireless analog taxi dispatching system delivered

1984

  • Capital and business alliance with Fujitsu Ltd.

1985

  • Named changed to Fujitsu General Ltd.

1986

  • First electronic fire prevention emergency information system delivered
  • Research laboratory at company headquarters completed

1990's

1991

  • Thailand air conditioner manufacturing company Fujitsu General (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established
  • The "Mighty Compact" mini air conditioner with lambda heat exchanger introduced

1993

  • Japan's first 21-inch full-color monitor with a plasma display panel introduced

1994

  • Shanghai, China air conditioner manufacturing affiliate Fujitsu General (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established

1996

  • World's first 42-inch color plasma display introduced

1997

  • Fujitsu General EMC Laboratory, a radio interference measurement and consulting company, established
  • Sales company Fujitsu General (Asia) Pte. Ltd. established in Singapore

1998

  • Air conditioner motor manufacturing company FGA (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established in Thailand
  • New Zealand affiliate sales company Fujitsu General New Zealand Ltd. established
  • Middle East and Africa affiliate sales company Fujitsu General (Middle East) Fze. established

1999

  • Fujitsu General Engineering (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established in Thailand, strengthening air conditioner development and technological capability

2000's

2000

  • Air conditioner manufacturing and sale technical partnership with India's ETA Geberal Private Ltd. signed
  • Home electronic appliance recycling business Fujitsu Ecocycle Ltd. established

2001

  • Affiliate Institute of Air-Conditioning Technology LTD. established at Kawasaki headquarters

2002

  • Taiwan local sales affiliate Fujitsu General (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. established
  • First digital wireless disaster prevention administration (broadcast) system delivered
  • Fujitsu General receives the first Emmy ever awarded in the PDP field for contributions made by its plasma display technology to the broadcasting industry (visual communication business ends in March 2008)

2003

  • “nocria” air conditioner with the world's first automatic self-cleaning filter system introduced
  • TP (total productivity) campaign launched
  • Motor business F.G.L.S. Electric Co., Ltd. established in partnership with China's Little Swan Group

2005

  • Air conditioner technology building completed at Fujitsu General (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., strengthening development and technological capability
  • VRF system (480 indoor units) installed the Russian Duma in Moscow
  • 1189 indoor VRF units installed at luxury hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia

2006

  • VRF air conditioner manufacturer, sale, and service company Fujitsu General Central Air-conditioner (Wuxi) Co.,Ltd. established in China
  • China local sales affiliate Fujitsu General Orient International Electronics Sales (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established

2007

  • Air conditioner technology building completed on Main Office grounds
  • Completion of the air conditioner technology building puts in place a large-capacity test facility, which, together with the upgrading of the small-capacity air conditioner test facility in October 2005, greatly enhances development capability across the entire range of air conditioner, from small-capacity to large-capacity units

2008

  • A 72.8 centimeter wide by 25 centimeter high nocria-S air conditioner, the industry's most compact, introduced
  • New factory completed by Fujitsu General Central Air-conditioner (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. begins operation, greatly enhancing VRF air conditioner production capacity
  • Fujitsu General independently develops a 2-cylinder rotary compressor for medium- and large-capacity air conditioners. Construction begins at the FGA (Thailand) Co., Ltd. factory for an in-house production facility of compressors
  • 60 meter high test tower for VRF air conditioners completed at Main Office

2009

  • Relocation of Fuji Ecocycle Ltd. to the premise of Hamamatsu Business Office decided Construction of new factory begins (operation scheduled to start in April, 2010)
  • Operation of compressor factory in the premise of FGA (Thailand) Co., Ltd. begins

2010's

2011

  • Released the Z/S series nocria which is equipped with power usage management functions that use the world's first redio frequency(RF) remote control
  • The "LT/LU series", slimline air conditioners for overseas markets, was awarded both the "2012 iF product design award" and "red dot award: product design 2012" held in Germany

2012

  • Added cooling and heating simultaneous operation type VR-II series to multi air conditioning system for buildings “AIRSTAGE”
  • FG (Euro) established Moscow Representative Office
  • Established “TCFG Compressor (Thailand) Co., Ltd.”, a compressor manufacturing joint venture in Thailand
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