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Orion Electric Co., Ltd.; Echizen-shi (Fukui)

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Name: Orion Electric Co., Ltd.; Echizen-shi (Fukui)    (J)  
Abbreviation: orion
Products: Model types Others Tube manufacturer

Orion Electric Co., Ltd., 41-1 Iehisa-cho, Echizen-shi, Fukui-ken, 915-8555 Japan.

Founded: 1958
Orion Electric Co., Ltd. was established in 1958 in Osaka, Japan. The products manufactured were transistor radios, radio cassette recorders, car stereos, and music centers. In 1967, Orion Electric moved to Fukui prefectures in Japan, which is still the 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 facilities and offices on four continents, including factories and offices in Japan, Thailand, United Kingdom, and United States.

Over the years, Orion has established and expanded its manufacturing facilities to develop and produce large and small screen color TVs, 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 and has continued to develop unique technology to meet the ever-changing needs of the consumer electronics market around the globe.

Orion manufactures products for eleven of the world's top electronic brands, including at least one major brand. Some of the brands are Broksonic, Durabrand, Orion, and Sansui. Orion also operates Orion Sales, headquartered in Olney, Illinois, for the North American market. (Source Wikipedia)

This manufacturer was suggested by Vitor Oliveira.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
65 Super 12 Transistor [Horizontal]    
78 AM/FM 10 transistor radio 2SB175  Orion AM/FM 10 transistor radio 
? VHS-Videorecorder VH-2900 HiFi SVV-07SS22  6-Kopf-HiFi-Stereo VHS-Videorecorder mit Digital-Auto-Tracking, LongPlay-Funktion und NTSC... 
75 AM-FM-FM Multiplex Stereo Recevier LST-3    
82 Compact Component System MCD-120   Kompaktgerät besteht aus Plattenspieler, Synteziser, CD-Player, Doppelkassettenteil und Tu... 
64 Silius 8 Transistor (Japan 602)   Silius 8 Transistor with carrying case Made in Japan JT 602 
68 Telephone Amp. & Radio 14 Transistor LT-14 (Japan JT-602)   Made in Japan JT- 602 
68 Orion 10 Transistor (Japan JT-602) unknown_tr   AM only.   Made in Japan JT-602 
65 Deluxe 8 Solid State   See also Caption Deluxe and the other models reported on that page. 
? Video Cassette Recorder VH-1444   With ShowView feature Video signal channel 36 mit ShowView-Funktion Videosignal K... 
65 Super 12 Transistor [Horizontal(2)]    
65 12 TR   Made in Taiwan 


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

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