Funai Corporation owns and operates the Emerson brand. Based in Osaka, Japan, Funai has North American offices in Rutherford, N.J., and Torrance, Calif. Funai also produces brands such as Magnavox, Philips, Sylvania and Symphonic. Funai has factories in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand.
One of the oldest brand names in the consumer electronics industry, Emerson was founded in New York City in 1913. Several offshoots have come from that original imprint. Emerson, with manufacturing through Funai, for instance, is not to be confused with Emerson Radio, a consumer electronics distributor with a shared history but distinctly different business, or with the Emerson Electric Company, a power equipment manufacturer based in Ferguson, Mo.