Futaba Corporation
Native name
Company typePublic KK
TYO: 6986
FoundedMobara, Japan (February 3, 1948; 76 years ago (1948-02-03))
HeadquartersMobara, Chiba Prefecture 297- 8588, Japan
Key people
Hiroshi Sakurada
RevenueIncrease JPY 67,083 billion (FY 2019) (US$ 613.5 million) (FY 2019)
Increase JPY 1.79 billion (FY 2013) (US$ 17.45 million) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
5,007 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2019)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references

Futaba Corporation (双葉電子工業株式会社, Futaba Denshi Kōgyō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese company founded in 1948, originally to produce vacuum tubes.[3] As time passed, production and elemental techniques of the vacuum tube transformed into the manufacturing of vacuum fluorescent displays (VFDs), tool and die set components, radio control equipment and OLED displays.[4]

Company profile

Futaba Corporation is divided into three business units — Electronic Components, Electronic Systems Division, and Machinery and Tooling Division.

Remote control

Futaba became one of the first companies of its type to provide comprehensive radio control products, selection and service to hobbyists. Futaba systems and products were quickly accepted and used by serious competitors and casual enthusiasts alike. Futaba products are used in the air, on the water, underwater and on the ground for all types of radio-controlled models. Futaba manufactures all components in-house, including tools and manufacturing facilities.[5]

The hobby brand is distributed in North America by FutabaUSA, by Ripmax in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria, along with other distributors around the world.[6]



  1. ^ "Company Profile". Futaba Corporation. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  2. ^ "Futaba Corporation — Company info". Japan Die&Mold Industry Association. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "Futaba History". Futaba Corporation. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  4. ^ "Company Snapshot". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  5. ^ "Milacron's D-M-E Forms Global Strategic Alliance with Japan's Futaba". Business Wire. April 24, 2008. Retrieved April 2, 2015 – via Bloomberg L.P.
  6. ^ "List of distributors". Futaba Corporation. Archived from the original on May 19, 2015. Retrieved March 30, 2015.