Ushio, Inc.


Ushio, Inc. (ウシオ電機株式会社, Ushio Denki Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese company headquartered in Tokyo. It was established in 1964, and its main business is in lighting equipment.

Ushio, Inc.
Native name
TypePublic KK
TYO: 6925
FoundedMarch 23, 1964; 58 years ago (1964-03-23)
Area served
Key people
Jiro Ushio
Koji Naito
RevenueIncrease JPY 173.4 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 1.5 billion) (FY 2017)
Increase JPY 11 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 99 million) (FY 2017)
Number of employees
5,847 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2017)
SubsidiariesUshio Europe
Christie Digital System
Footnotes / references


Ushio, Inc., was established in 1964 from the electric lighting department of Ushio Industrial, Inc., which had grown in 1916 as Himeji Electric Bulb Company, out of a department of Chūgoku Gōdō Denki, owned jointly by the predecessor companies of Kansai Electric Power and Chūgoku Electric Power. Ushio moved its headquarters from Himeji, Hyōgo Prefecture, to Tokyo in 1971, while retaining its main research & development center in Himeji.

Ushio, Inc. is headed by its Chairman Jirō Ushio (牛尾治朗, 1931- ), who was the chairman of the influential Japan Association of Corporate Executives between 1995 and 1999,[5] and was the president of Japan Productivity Center (日本生産性本部) between 2003 and 2014. Ushio Industrial, Inc., was named after his father, Kenji Ushio (牛尾健治, 1898-1958),[6] a native of Himeji like his son.

Ushio was listed in the Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1970, and in the First Section in 1980.[7]

Ushio entered the European market in 1985, with the foundation of Ushio Europe B.V., which is located in Oude Meer, the Netherlands.[8]


Ushio's main business is in lighting equipment, from halogen lamps to more sophisticated digital lighting and video processing equipment.[9] In 1992, Ushio bought the Christie group of companies in U.S, a company known for their digital cinema projectors.[10]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Large Field Stepper UX-5 & UX-7 Series". Ushio America, Inc. February 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Roll to Roll Lithography Tool UFX Series". Ushio America, Inc. June 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "Corporate Data". Ushio , Inc. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  4. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  5. ^ Sébastien Lechevalier (February 5, 2014). The Great Transformation of Japanese Capitalism. Taylor & Francis. p. 136. ISBN 978-1-317-97495-6.
  6. ^ Ronald Philip Dore (2000). Stock Market Capitalism: Welfare Capitalism : Japan and Germany Versus the Anglo-Saxons. Oxford University Press. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-19-924061-6.
  7. ^ Jay P. Pederson (February 1, 2008). International Directory of Company Histories. Vol. 91. St. James Press. p. 497. ISBN 978-1-55862-612-6.
  8. ^ "Ushio Europe - Facts & Figures". Retrieved June 22, 2019.
  9. ^ "6925:Tokyo Stock Quote - Ushio Inc". Retrieved April 14, 2018.
  10. ^ Scott Kirsner (2008). Inventing the Movies: Hollywood's Epic Battle Between Innovation and the Status Quo, from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs. Scott Kirsner/CinemaTech Books. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-4382-0999-9.

External linksEdit

  • Global Home of Ushio, Inc.
  • Ushio, Inc. (in Japanese)
  • Ushio Korea Inc. (in Korean)
  • Ushio America, Inc.
  • Ushio Europe B.V.
  • Ushio Europe B.V. (in German)