company_name = Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.三洋電機株式会社
Kabushiki kaishatyo|6764 nasdaq|SANYY
company_slogan = for your No.1
foundation = April 1, 1950
location = flagicon|JPN
Moriguchi, Osaka, Japan
Toshio Iue, Seiichiro Sano
num_employees = 14,137 (2006)
Semiconductors, Consumer electronics, Dry batteries, and Cellular phones
revenue = ¥1,353 billion
homepage = http://www.sanyo.com/Nihongo|Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.|三洋電機株式会社|San'yō Denki Kabushiki-gaisha (tyo|6764, nasdaq|SANYY) is a major
Japanese electronics company and member of the Fortune 500whose headquarters is located in Moriguchi, Osaka prefecture, Japan. Sanyo targets the middle of the market and has over 324 offices and plants worldwideFact|date=May 2007, together employing more than 11,000 employees [http://www.sanyo.com/corporate/profile.html Sanyo Corporate Profile] ] .
Sanyo utilizes an extensive socialization process for new employees, so that they will be acclimatized to Sanyo's corporate culture. [J. Impoco, "Basic Training, Sanyo Style". "U.S. News & World Report", July 13, 1992, pp. 46–48.] New employees take a five-month course during which they eat together and share company-provided sleeping accommodation. They learn everything from basic job requirements to company expectations for
personal groomingand the appropriate way in which to address their coworkers and superiors.
Sanyo was founded when Toshio Iue (井植 歳男 "Iue Toshio", 1902-1969), the brother-in-law of
Konosuke Matsushitaand also a former Matsushitaemployee, was lent an unused Matsushita plant in 1947 and used it to make bicycle generator lamps. Sanyo was incorporated in 1950 and in 1952 it made Japan's first plastic radioand in 1954 Japan's first pulsator-type washing machine. The company's name means "three oceans" in Japanese, referring to the founder's ambition to sell their products worldwide, across the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans.
Technologically Sanyo has had good ties with
Sony, supporting the Betamaxvideo format from invention until the mid 1980s (the best selling video recorder in the UK in 1983 was the Sanyo VTC5000), and later being an early adopter of the highly successful Video8camcorder format. More recently, though, Sanyo decided against supporting Sony's format, the Blu-ray Disc, and instead gave its backing to Toshiba's HD DVD. This was ultimately unsuccessful, however, as Sony's Blu-ray triumphed [ [http://www.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idUSL1643184420080216?sp=true Toshiba to give up on HD DVD, end format war: source | Technology | Reuters ] ] .
In North America, Sanyo manufactures
CDMAcellular phones exclusively for Sprint-Nextelcorporation's Sprint PCS brand in the United States, and for Bell Mobility in Canada. For three consecutive years, Sanyo received the J.D. Power and Associates award for having the highest overall satisfaction out of the eight most popular mobile phone manufacturers.Fact|date=February 2007 However in 2005 Sanyo tied with LG for this position.
2004 Chūetsu earthquakeseverely struck Sanyo's semiconductor plant and as a result Sanyo recorded a huge financial loss for that year. The 2005 fiscal year financial results saw a 205 billion yen net income loss. The same year the company announced a restructuring plan called the Sanyo Evolution Project, launching a new corporate vision to make the corporation into an environmental company, plowing investment into strong products like rechargeable batteries, solar photovoltaics, air conditioning, hybrid carbatteries in a joint venture with Honda MotorCo. Ltd. (two firms would develop a nickel hydrogen battery) [ [http://www.allbusiness.com/transportation/motor-vehicle-parts-manufacturing/175272-1.html Honda In Joint Venture With Sanyo To Produce Hybrid Car Batteries. | Automotive > Automotive Overview from AllBusiness.com ] ] and key consumer electronics such as the Xacti camera, projectors and mobile phones.
Sanyo posted signs of recovery after the announcement of positive operating income of 2.6 billion yen. Sanyo remains the world number one producer of rechargeable batteries. Recent product innovations in this area include the Eneloop
Low self-discharge NiMH battery, a "hybrid" rechargeable NiMH ( Nickel-metal hydride battery) which, unlike typical NiMH cells, can be used from-the-package without an initial recharge cycle and retain a charge significantly longer than batteries using standard NiMH battery design. The Eneloop line competes against similar products such as Rayovac's "Hybrid Rechargeable" line.
Tomoyo Nonaka, a former
NHKanchorwoman,who was appointed Chairman of the company has stepped down. The President, Toshimasa Iue has also stepped down in April this year and Seiichiro Sano has been appointed to head the company effective from April 2007.
In January 2006 Sanyo received a massive capital injection from
Goldman Sachs, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporationand Daiwa Securitieswhich resulted in five members of the banks represented joining the nine-person Board of Directors.
On 24 November 2006, Sanyo announced heavy losses and job cuts. [ [http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/nb20061125a1.html Sanyo to lose 50 billion yen, cut 2,200 jobs by April] ]
Fisher Electronicswhich was purchased by Sanyo from Fisher Radio Corporationin 1975, is a Sanyo USsubsidiary.
In October 2007, Sanyo canceled what may have been a possible 110 billion
yen($942 million) semiconductor sale, stating that after exploring its other options, it had decided to keep the business and develop it as part of its portfolio [ [http://www.sanyo.co.jp/koho/hypertext4-eng/0710/1017-1e.html About reports in the Media on Oct 17 (SANYO Official Release)] ] .
olar module assembly plant
Sanyo Electric opened its
solar moduleassembly plant in Hungaryin 2004, and in 2006 it produced solar modules worth $213 million. In 2007, Sanyo completed a new unit at its solar module plant in Hungary that is to triple its annual capacity to 720,000 units in 2008. [http://www.imedinews.ge/en/news_read/31263 Japan's Sanyo expands Hungary solar plant] ]
Plans to expand production were based on rising demands for Sanyo Hungary products, whose leading markets are Germany, Italy, Spain and the Scandinavian countries. The plant at
Dorog, outside Budapest, will be Sanyo Electric's largest facility that produces solar modules in the entire world.
Electric vehicle batteries
ToshibaGroup's nickel metal hydride batterybusiness, Toshiba Battery Co., Ltd. (with manufacture base was in Takasaki), was transferred to Sanyo. Toshiba Battery Co., Ltd. manufacture base was in Takasaki, newly inaugurated as Sanyo Energy Takasaki Co., Ltd. [ [http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2001_04/pr2702.htm Toshiba : Press Releases 27 April, 2001 ] ]
Sanyo Electric Co Ltd. subsidiary, supplies nickel metal hydride batteries to
Honda MotorCo. Ltd. and Ford MotorCo. [ [http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/070123/1/464td.html Mitsubishi Heavy to make lithium ion car batteries ] ]
Sanyo Electric plans to raise monthly production of NiMH batteries for hybrid vehicles from the current 1 million units to up to 2.5 million by the end of fiscal 2005. [ [http://www.greencarcongress.com/2005/09/sanyo_to_more_t.html Green Car Congress: Sanyo to More than Double NiMH Battery Production Based on Hybrid Demand ] ]
Audi is planning an alliance with the Japanese electronic giant
Sanyoto develop a pilot hybrid project for the Volkswagen Group. The alliance could result in Sanyo batteries and other electronic components being used in future models of the Volkswagen group. [http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=101846&topicId=103840033&docId=l:788745336]
Sanyo is the major sponsor of the Penrith Panthers
Rugby Leagueteam in the National Rugby League( Australia). However, the team has recently been involved in controversy, as three Panthers players were being investigated by police after separate violent incidents, including violence against women. [ [http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/4/story.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=10433871 NZ Herald, April 12, 2007. Bashed woman wants league star jailed] ] The Rugby players in question continue to make public appearances on Australian television wearing the Sanyo logo on their clothing (See: List of Rugby league incidents).Sanyo is also one of the sponsors for the John Force racing team,Fact|date=July 2008 which includes John Forceand his daughter Ashley Force.
List of digital camera brands
Sanyo mobile phones
Sanyo Wild Knights, a Japanese rugby union team owned by Sanyo.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Panasonic EV Energy Co
* [http://us.sanyo.com/wireless/media%5Frelations/ SANYO Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Wireless Mobile Phones in a Tie According to 2007 Study by J.D. Power and Associates]
* [http://www.sanyo.com/ Sanyo Global]
* [http://us.sanyo.com/ Sanyo USA]
* [http://www.sanyo-europe.com Sanyo Europe]
* [http://www.sanyo.co.in/ Sanyo LSI Technology India]
* [http://www.sanyo.ca/ Sanyo Canada]
* [http://www.sanyo.com.au Sanyo Oceania] (Australia / New Zealand)
* [http://www.sanyodenki.net Sanyo Denki]
* [http://my.opera.com/sanyodenki/blog/ Sanyo Denki blog]
* [http://www.sanyo.de/company/profil_history_e.asp?IAD=0&ptyp=5&ptyp1=1 Sanyo History]
* [http://us.sanyo.com/batteries/ Sanyo Energy Corporation]
* [http://www.sanyoindia.com/ Sanyo Energy Corporation]
* [http://www.hifi-studio.de/hifi-klassiker/sanyo.htm Sanyo audio classics - history] (Private German project)
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