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History

1938 to 1969

1938 FURUNO ELECTRIC SHOKAI LTD. founded in Nagasaki, Japan.
1948 Commercialized the world's first practical fish finder.
Established FURUNO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. in Nagasaki
Began manufacturing and selling of the fish finders.
1951 Established SUISAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, CO.,LTD.
1955 Established FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. by taking over operations from FURUNO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD. (Capitalized at 8 million yen)
1958 Started selling overseas. (Argentina, Australia, China)
1959 Developed the radar for vessels.
1961 Developed the world's first net sonde.
Capital increased to 120 million yen.
1964 Relocated headquarters from Nagasaki to Nishinomiya Factory in Hyogo pref.
1965 Developed the world's first net recorder.
1966 Entered into non-marine market.
1967 Developed the full automatic sonar, facsimile receiver and direction finder.
Fish finder in the early years

Fish finder in the early years.

FURUNO INDUSTRIES, LTD

In 1950, FURUNO INDUSTRIES, LTD was established.

In 1965, Recording paper type fish finder, which is first export model for US market.

In 1965, Recording paper type fish finder, which is first export model for US market.

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1970s

1971 Developed the Omega receiver.
1972 Received NMEA's fiscal 1971 Best Product Award.
Developed the Japan's first Doppler Sonar and Scanning Sonar.
1973 Developed the autopilot system, satellite positioning equipment and simple radio telephone.
1974 Developed the radio navigation system and full-circle scanning sonar.
Developed the gyrocompass
Established FURUNO NORGE A/S in Norway.
1976 Developed of the ultra-compact radar and half-circle scanning sonar.
1978 Established FURUNO U.S.A., INC. in the U.S.
1979 Completed Miki Factory
Established FURUNO (UK) LTD. in the U.K.
In 1971, FURUNO won the Best Product Award in the fish finder category from NMEA.

In 1971, FURUNO won the Best Product Award in the fish finder category from NMEA.

In 1972, Japan's first doppler sonar was developed.

In 1972, Japan's first doppler sonar was developed.

furuno CI-20

In 1972, Japan's first current indicator, Model CI-20 was developed.

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1980s

1980 Developed the world's first current indicator, VideoPlotter and compact facsimile receiver.
1981 Developed the scientific sounder.
1982 Listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange.
1983 Increased capital to 6,200 million yen.
1984 Moved to the First Section of the Osaka Securities Exchange.
Developed the facsimile receiver and the bottom mapping system.
Acquired management control of KYORITSU RADIO CO., LTD. and KYORITSU RADIO SERVICE CO., LTD.
1985 Developed the marine radar, color net recorder, bottom sonar, ARPA.
1986 Developed the world's first bird radar.
Developed the GPS navigation system.
1987 Developed the fishery monitoring radar.
Developed the automated bonito pole-and-line fishing system.
Developed the world's first video LORAN.
Established FURUNO DANMARK A/S in Denmark.
Established FURUNO SVERIGE AB in Sweden.
1989 Completed FURUNO INT Center.
furuno FD-150

In 1982, 150MHz direction finder, Model FD-150 was developed.

In 1986, World's first bird radar was developed.

In 1986, World's first bird radar was developed.

furuno Automated bonito pole-and-line fishing system was developed

In 1987, Automated bonito pole-and-line fishing system was developed.

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1990s

1990 Developed the equipment for the research submersible SHINKAI 6500 system
Increased capital to 7,535 million yen
Launched Spirit of Furuno 21, a fishing boat-type testing vessel.
Established FURUNO FRANCE S.A. in France.
1991 Developed of the wireless marine horn, radar for fishery and digital mapping system.
1992 Developed of the kinematic GPS and GPS for aircraft.
Established FURUNO ESPANA, S.A. in Spain.
1993 Succeeded in commercializing teleterminal DGPS.
1994 Developed the Golf Distance Meter and Integrated Navigation Display.
1995 Developed the integrated bridge system.
Developed the GPS-time server.
1998 Developed of the radar plotter-fish finder combo.
1999 Developed the new Terrain Remote Monitoring System.
furuno Integrated Bridge System(IBS)

In 1995, Integrated Bridge System(IBS) was developed.

furuno GP-1610CF

In 1997, Small color LCD GPS plotter, Model GP-1610CF was developed.

DANA2000

In 1999, Developed the new Terrain Remote Monitoring System.

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2000s

2000 Developed of the satellite compass.
2001 Developed the NavNet Series.
2002 Developed of the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and Voyage Data Recorder (VDR).
Developed the Fully-automated Clinical Chemistry Analyzer.
Established FURUNO NAVINTRA OY (now FURUNO FINLAND OY) after acquiring.
Finnish company NAVINTRA
Began in-house production of the pulse magnetron.
2003 Developed the GPS-steered Time & Frequency Generator.
Began in-house production of the electronic toll collection(ETC) system.
Won a long-term supply contract for the NavNet series of network-compatible navigational equipment from the US Coast Guard.
Established FURUNO SOFTECH (DALIAN) CO., LTD. in Dalian, China.
2004 Developed the Tanken-Maru system, a fish finder for recreational fishing boats.
Established FURUNO POLSKA Sp. z o.o. in Poland.
Opened the FURUNO European Distribution Centre (FEDC) in the Netherlands.
2005 Developed the world's first dual-frequency searchlight sonar.
Opened FURUNO DONG GUAN FACTORY in China.
Established FURUNO DEUTSCHLAND GmbH in Germany.
Established FURUNO EURUS LLC in Russian Federation.
Established the FURUNO INS Training Center (INSTC) in Denmark.
2006 Developed the fish finder FCV-620.
Purchased a 49% stake in French company SIGNET S.A. and convertible bonds.
Established FURUNO EUROPE B.V. in The Netherlands.
Developed the S-VDR (Simplified Voyage Data Recorder) VR-3000S.
Developed of the Ultra sensitive GPS receiver "GM-83".
2007 Developed of the AIS (Automatic Identification System) receiver FA-30.
Announced multi function display NavNet 3D series.
Established FURUNO SHANGHAI CO., LTD. in China.
2009 Furuno acquired eRide Inc.
Established FURUNO HELLAS LTD. in Greeca.
Established FURUNO BROADBAND SERVICE CENTER ApS in Denmark.
Product launch of the Ku-Band VSAT FV-100 and INMARSAT FleetBroadband FELCOM250/500.
Commencement of mobile satellite communications service for ocean-going fleets "SafeComNet".
furuno NavNet

In 2001, Developed the NavNet series.

furuno Fully-automated Clinical Chemistry Analyzer

In 2002, Fully-automated Clinical Chemistry Analyzer was developed for medical market.

furuno sonar

In 2005, World's first dual-frequency searchlight sonar was developed.

furuno fcv-620

In 2006, Developed the New fish finder FCV-620.

furuno Ultra sensitive GPS receiver GM-83.

In 2006, Developed the Ultra sensitive GPS receiver "GM-83".

furuno NavNet3D

In 2007, Announced of the multi function display NavNet 3D series.

furuno Ku-Band VSAT FV-100

In 2009, Developed the Ku-Band VSAT FV-100.

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2010s

2010 Acquisition of RICO (PTE) LTD in Singapore.
Developed the Clinical Chemistry Analyzer CA-270.
2011 Established the FURUNO INS Training Center (INSTC) in Singapore.
Established FUNOTEC (DALIAN) CO., LTD. in China.
2012 Developed the NavNet TZtouch TZT9 and TZT14.
Launched a FURUNO NavSkills Computer Aided Training(NavSkills CAT).
Establishment of FURUNO (CYPRUS) LTD.
2013 Establishment of FURUNO KOREA CO., LTD.
Developed the BLACK BOX NETWORK SOUNDER DFF1-UHD.
Developed the Multi-GNSS Receiver Chip eRide OPUS 6 and eRide OPUS 7.
Developed the Weather Radar system WR-2100 and WR-50.
2014 Establishment of FURUNO ITALIA S.R.L.
Developed the New Ultrasound Bone Densitometer CM-200 light.
Developed the wireless LAN Radar DRS4W.
2015 RICO (PTE) LTD changed name to "FURUNO SINGAPORE PTE LTD".
Establishment of FURUNO PANAMA, S.A.
Developed the TruEcho CHIRP WITH UNIQUE FISH SIZE INDICATOR FCV-1900G.
Developed the New Ultrasound Bone Densitometer CM-300.
2016 Establishment of FURUNO CHINA CO., LTD.
Establishment of PT FURUNO ELECTRIC INDONESIA
Developed the Clinical Chemistry Analyzer CA-800.
NavNet TZtouch TZT9 and TZT14

In 2012, Developed the NavNet TZtouch TZT9 and TZT14.

eRide OPUS 6 and eRide OPUS 7

In 2013, Developed the Multi-GNSS Receiver Chip eRide OPUS 6 and eRide OPUS 7.

WR-2100 and WR-50

In 2013, Developed the Weather Radar system WR-2100 and WR-50.

Wireless LAN Radar

In 2014, Developed the wireless LAN Radar DRS4W.

TruEcho CHIRP WITH UNIQUE FISH SIZE INDICATOR FCV-1900G

In 2015, Developed the TruEcho CHIRP WITH UNIQUE FISH SIZE INDICATOR FCV-1900G.


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