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Japanese companies

Post by McQ714 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:20 pm

What's with these Japanese companies that have branched out into multiple industries?

Yamaha is the first that comes to mind. How do you go from making classical instruments, to electronics and electronic instruments, to motorcycles and jet skis? I understand it's different divisions, but the manufacturing of one has nothing to do with the other.

Kawasaki makes motorcycles but they also make trains, jet engines, heavy construction equipment, etc.

What are some other companies that have products across the board?

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Re: Japanese companies

Post by astromass » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:27 pm

check out samsung
they make the world go round
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Re: Japanese companies

Post by knotkranky » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:29 pm

Think of it like a licensing deal. Someone else builds it made to order, then you put your name on it. Many manufacturers don't have marketing or distribution clout. They also like big orders and guarantees.

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Re: Japanese companies

Post by longjohns » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:34 pm

and what's with these german companies who make computer audio software

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Re: Japanese companies

Post by drewbixcube » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:36 pm

Hyundai is the world's leading cargo container manufacturer... or something like that.

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Re: Japanese companies

Post by McQ714 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:41 pm

but it's not a licensing thing.. these companies actually manufacture the products. different subsidiaries or divisions but all the same company.

licensing would be the old Akai brand which is now used to "rebadge" products.

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Re: Japanese companies

Post by knotkranky » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:48 pm

Like licensing, I under simplified. Maybe better to say, they bought the manufacturer.

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Re: Japanese companies

Post by longjohns » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:49 pm

Hyundai is a South Korean company. this thread is about Japanese companies. and German software companies

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Re: Japanese companies

Post by SubFunk » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:00 pm

It is typical to produce 'everything' witin one company banner in japan. It was always like that, mitsubishi e.g. Bank, cars, electronics, food and god knows what else... Most japanese brands are like that, nothing new.
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Re: Japanese companies

Post by SubFunk » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:01 pm

McQ714 wrote:but it's not a licensing thing.. these companies actually manufacture the products. different subsidiaries or divisions but all the same company.

licensing would be the old Akai brand which is now used to "rebadge" products.
yep they make all sorts under one banner, that's japanese!
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Re: Japanese companies

Post by pulsoc » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:06 pm

longjohns wrote:Hyundai is a South Korean company. this thread is about Japanese companies. and German software companies
So true.

Drop the Hyundai talk.

Are all the big music guys in Germany? NI, Abeleton, who else?

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Re: Japanese companies

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:11 pm

they're in the US too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... e_Americas

3M, General Electric, Brunswick, Emerson, Fortune Brands, Halliburton, General Electric,
Johnson & Johnson, Honeywell, Raytheon, Time Warner...

here's a site that lists the top 10 conglomerates, most are American.
http://www.thenation.com/special/bigten.html
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Re: Japanese companies

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Re: Japanese companies

Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:01 pm

Network - Money speech

good call! that movie is brilliant. 33 years old, it needs to be re-released to get the message out again.
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Re: Japanese companies

Post by pulsoc » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:06 pm

Our local art movie-house, the Charles Theater, had a screening a few months ago. Still amazing.

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