FUJITSU GENERAL Group History

1936-1940'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

1950's

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 Denshi Kogyo (now Fujitsu General Electronics Ltd.) established in Ichinoseki City, Iwate 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: 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
  • Kamikita-gun, Shichinohe-machi, 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
  • World's first 21-inch full-color monitor with a plasma display panel introduced
1994
  • Shanghai, China air conditioner manufacturer 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 General Private Ltd. signed
  • Home electronic appliance recycling business Fuji 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
  • 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.
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
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. began 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
  • Operation of compressor factory on the premises of FGA (Thailand) Co., Ltd. began

2010's

2010
  • Home appliance recycling plant Fuji Eco Cycle Co., Ltd. moved to within Hamamatsu Business Office and new plant began operation
2011
  • Released the Z/S series nocria which is equipped with power usage management functions that use the world's first radio frequency (RF) remote contro
2012
  • The “LT/LU series” of slimline air conditioners was awarded both the “2012 iF product design award” and the “red dot award: product design 2012.”
  • TCFG Compressor (Thailand) Co., Ltd. was established as a merger by Toshiba Carrier Corporation and compressor manufacturing company FGA (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
2013
  • DUAL BLASTER equipped nocria X introduced
  • New factory of Fujitsu General Electronics Ltd. (Ichinoseki City, Iwate Prefecture) began operation
2014
  • A humidification air purification system that includes both an electric dust collection unit and an automatic regeneration deodorizing unit in the Japanese and Chinese markets introduced
2016
  • Construction of new Fujitsu General Engineering (Thailand) Co., Ltd. technology building completed