18 June 2020
Fuji Electric Corp of America celebrates 50th anniversary
Fuji Electric Corp of America (FECOA) is celebrating 50 years in the USA, after being established in 1970 with it’s first office in New York across from Grand Central Station, with sales of heavy electrical machinery (rectifiers and power generation equipment, ring compressors, and distribution and control products).
In the 1980s US Fuji Electric was established in Piscataway, NJ manufacturing and selling photoconductors. New York-based FECOA moved to Lincoln Park, NJ and Fuji Hi-Tech was established in Fremont, CA, repairing power drives for computers. In November 1994, FECOA moved its offices to Saddle Brook, NJ, and in the late 1990s Fuji Electric purchased Collmer Semiconductor of Texas, the exclusive American Fuji Electric semiconductor distributor. In 1995, the GE Fuji joint venture was formed between Fuji Electric Japan and GE for the sale of inverters.
Fuji Electric saw many transformations from 2000 to now, moving semiconductor operations from Texas to Piscataway, NJ, and the US Fuji Electric entity became Fuji Device Technology America. In October 2007 Fuji Hi Tech was merged into FECOA. GE Fuji was dissolved and FECOA decided to promote Fuji’s own inverter business in 2007, with its headquarters in Fremont, CA. Then in 2009 all Fuji American Companies were merged together under the first Fuji American entity FECOA corporate name and brand. All of Fuji Electric’s New Jersey locations were combined and moved to Edison, NJ (the current corporate headquarters), helping to expand total product sales. In 2014, the Roanoke, VA facility was opened and began manufacturing inverter panels and transit equipment. In 2015 Reliable Turbine Services was purchased to support the turbine repair business and in 2016 a joint venture was created with Semec for local linear train door manufacturing.
Today, Fuji Electric Corp of America supplies the Americas with all types of power and electronic products, ranging from semiconductors, photoconductors, HMIs, instrumentation, AC drives, ring compressors and blowers, contactors, relays, power generation equipment, transit equipment, power supplies, uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and commercial bean-to-cup coffee machines.
“The company has always striven to provide the most technically advanced engineered products for the power electronic industry, along with stong customer service and technical support,” says Fuji Electric Corp of America’s CEO Matt Sato. “In these difficult times with Covid-19, Fuji Electric contiues to support our customers, especially those in essential markets to keep those customers running efficiently.”
Fuji Electric Corp of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Co Ltd, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and has been responsible for sales and distribution of the company’s products since 1970. Fuji Electric Co Ltd began developing power electronics equipment in 1923.