Orion Group

Orion Electric

was established in 1958 in Osaka, Japan, and it is currently based in the city of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture. The products manufactured were transistor radios, radio cassette recorders, car stereos, and music centers. In 1967, Orion Electric moved to Fukui prefecture in Japan, where it still has its head office today. One of the world's largest OEM television and video manufacturers, Orion produces well over six million televisions and twelve million VCRs, DVD players, and combo units each year. Orion is a highly-valued supplier to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) customers.

The Orion Group employs in excess of 9,000 workers. It has factories and offices on four continents, including Japan, Thailand, United Kingdom (Now Closed), and United States (now closed). Its flagship Thailand factories are especially proud of their achievement as being one of the top exporters in this country, and have been recognized with an award from the Thai Government for their contribution.

Over the years, Orion has established and expanded its manufacturing facilities to develop and produce large and small screen color TVs (CRT, LCD, plasma), TV combos, VCRs, camcorders (VHS-C), DVD players, and DVD/VCR combos for the U.S., European, and Australian markets. Orion is the originator of the televideo concept.

Orion manufactures products for eleven of the world's top electronic brands. Its primary, long-time brands are Broksonic, Durabrand, Memorex, Orion, and Sansui. Orion used to manufacture many TV/VCR combos and VCRs for Emerson Radio during the 80s and 90s for 10 years, but Emerson Radio went bankrupt and was brought up by Funai in 2000. Since 2001, Orion has been a supplier for Toshiba. Orion currently manufactures all CRT, Plasma, LCD televisions (sized 23" and under), and DVD/VCR combos for Toshiba, as well as some LCD televisions for Sharp, and DVD players for Onkyo and Pioneer. Orion also operates Orion Sales, headquartered in Olney, Illinois, for the North American market, under the iLO, Orion, and Sansui brands. Up until 2001, Orion was the exclusive supplier for Wal-Mart of discounted Orion-branded televisions and VCRs during the 90's.

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