Sony Group Corporation (6758.T) is the third-largest consumer electronics company in the world by market capitalization. The company that once started as a manufacturer of rice cookers has become well known with some iconic products such as walkmans, digital cameras, videocams, PlayStations, and some famous blockbuster movie productions. Continue reading “SONY – Fighting a Tough Competition”
Hitachi Ltd (6501.T) is a Japanese multinational conglomerate corporation that operates eight business segments: IT, Energy, Industry, Mobility, Smart Life, Automotive Systems, Construction Machinery, Metals, and others. The company is ranked 133rd on the latest Forbes Global 2000 list.
Over the last fifteen years, Hitachi strongly reduced the number of its listed group companies and consolidated subsidiaries through restructuring and sell-offs. The company plans to become a specialist in IT and infrastructure maintenance in the near future. Continue reading “Hitachi – The Restructuring is Bearing Fruit”
Shimano Inc. (7309.T) is a Japanese premium parts giant for bicycle components, fishing tackles, and rowing equipment. The company celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and is on Forbes’ Global 2000 list. Shimano operates in three business segments. Bicycle components, including freewheels, front gears, transmissions, brakes, and other bicycle components, account for 80 percent of the revenues and 83 percent of the profits. Continue reading “Shimano – Cycling is Booming”
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Corp Ltd (FPH.NZ) is one of the world’s three largest respiratory device manufacturers. The company manufactures products and systems for acute and chronic respiratory care, surgery, and obstructive sleep apnea treatment. With three production facilities in New Zealand and Mexico, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare sells its products in more than 120 countries worldwide based on a multi-channel distribution model. Continue reading “Fisher & Paykel Healthcare – More Than Just A Pandemic Winner”
Fuji Corporation (6134.T) is a Japan-based international leading manufacturer of robotic mounters and machine tools for the electronic industry. The company is specialized in all areas of a smart factory with high-flexible, high-mix, and high-volume mounting systems for electronic components. Continue reading “Fuji Corporation – Smart Factory, Smart Profits”
The a2 Milk Company Ltd (A2M.AX) was in 2018 the largest company on the New Zealand stock exchange. The company is a licensor and marketer of fresh milk, infant formula, and other A2 protein type branded dairy products. A2 milk is a variety of cow milk that mostly lacks the A1 beta-casein protein. Milk containing A1 proteins seems to have an adverse health effect, although research does not fully support this claim. Continue reading “The a2 Milk Company – The Bottom Should be Reached”