Furuno U.S.A. is celebrating 35 years of business in the marine electronics industry after management at the Furuno Electric Co. in Japan recognized the strength of the U.S. market.
The company also saw the potential for Furuno’s radar, navigation, sonar and communication electronics to help professional and recreational boaters.
“The strong brand loyalty that Furuno enjoys is a combined effort of our parent company’s determination to design innovative products and the sales and service support of our amazing dealer network over the last 35 years,” Furuno U.S.A. president Jim Atteridge said in a statement.
“Since the beginning of Furuno USA in 1978, the company has continued to reinvest in its U.S. operations by expanding its facilities and management in an effort to deliver superior customer service to our dealer network. This is shown through all the National Marine Electronics Awards we have won over the years, including winning the coveted Manufacturer of the Year award every year it has been presented.”
The Japanese parent company said that since its inception in 1948 it has grown from a small marine electronics company to the world’s largest, offering the most comprehensive worldwide service network serving the commercial and recreational markets.