Sales Trend Since Company Founding(consolidated)
We develop and sell various products using optical technology. In September 2020, consolidated sales reached $1,300 million.
Other: Transportation, communications, optics, consumer appliances
* As of September 2020
We provide various products ranging from high-performance devices such as photomultiplier tubes, opto-semiconductors, and light sources, to image processing and measurement equipment. These products are used in a wide range of fields including medical, manufacturing, analysis, measurement, and academic research.
Sales Distribution by Region
* As of September 2020, consolidated
Our headquarters are located in Japan, and we have offices all over the world including Europe, Asia, and the U.S..
Today, our products are used in over 100 countries.
R&D Expenditure Data by Industry
*Regarding 1 to 12, investigation carried out by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications statistics department in 2017
Our research focuses not only on product development but also on exploring the nature of light and applying our findings to improving current applications and creating new ones. 8.7% of our sales turnover is re-invested into R&D expenses.
High-sensitivity photomultiplier tubes are a top-selling product manufactured since our company was founded. The evolution of this product line over the years has enabled us to capture 90% of the global market.
Furthermore, various products such as opto-semiconductor devices, cameras, and measurement instruments are active in the market.
We have been exploring the possibilities of light for over 67 years. Our history began in 1953 under the name of Hamamatsu TV Co., which manufactured phototubes that converted light into electrical signals.
In 1983, we adopted the name Hamamatsu Photonics and broadened our aim to further develop opto-electronic technology.
* As of September 2020, consolidated
Since the first overseas subsidiary was established in the U.S. in 1969, Hamamatsu Photonics has established branches in major cities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia with a total of over 5,000 active employees worldwide.
The majority of our three research centers and seven manufacturing facilities are located in the suburbs of Hamamatsu City, where the company was founded.
Their proximity to each other enables close collaboration.
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