|Founded||March 23, 1964|
|Revenue||JPY 173.4 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 1.5 billion) (FY 2017)|
|JPY 11 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 99 million) (FY 2017)|
Number of employees
|5,847 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2017)|
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, 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), a native of Himeji like his son.
Ushio's main business is in lighting equipment, from halogen lamps to more sophisticated digital lighting and video processing equipment. In 1992, Ushio bought the Christie group of companies in U.S, a company known for their digital cinema projectors.