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Nihon Kohden Corporation

Nihon Kohden Corporation
-31-4 Nishiochiai
Fax: 81-35-9968085

No. employees: 4,360
Turnover: 1,660.67 (US$m)
Financial year end: March

Company Overview

Nihon Kohden Corporation (Nihon) is one of Japan’s leading providers of medical electronic equipment. Its range of imported products is used in the fields of cardiology, anesthesiology, emergency care, urology, respiratory care, sports medicine and rehabilitation. The company’s products are also used widely by NASDA, Japan's space exploration agency. Nihon carries out operations through over 30 subsidiaries spread across the US, Asia, and Europe. The principal production facility of the company, Nihon Kohden Tomioka Corporation, is situated in Tomioka, Japan. It also manufactures products through its other facilities, namely, Shanghai Kohden Medical Electronic Instrument Corporation (Shanghai, China); Nihon Kohden Firenze, S.r.l. (Florence, Italy); and Span Nihon Kohden Diagnostics Private Ltd. (Surat, India). All the production facilities of Nihon in Japan are ISO 14001 certified; and all its production facilities and the European products are ISO 9001 and EN 46001 certified. Nihon operates through a single reporting business segment, namely, Medical Electronic Equipment Business. Geographically, the company segregates its operations in two segments: Japan and Overseas markets (Americas, Europe, Asia and Other). For the fiscal year ended March 2013, Japan accounted for 83.16% of the company’s total revenue followed by Americas (6.10%), Europe (4.23%), Asia (5.70%) and Other (0.80%).

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