Koden Electronics was founded in 1947, two years after World War II, by Yoji Ito, Doctor of Engineering, whose position was pivotal at the Naval Technical Research Department as a captain of the former Japanese Imperial Navy, with his hope to make a peaceful contribution in superb technologies cultivated in his naval days to the world. For Japan and its people, this new era was a restart from “nothing”. Koden’s unique radio direction finders were welcomed as an epoch-making modern equipment enabling an increased catch, at the same time providing safer navigation. It spread quickly through the fishing industry and beyond. It is said that this equipment has made a considerable contribution to the modernization of the Japanese fishing industry.
The free and lively atmosphere generated from the dawn of the company has been passed on to the current firm. While improving reliability and quality on the basis of the ISO certificate which is an international standard of quality assurance, Koden opens a new door towards the future with the unique products as well as cultivated technology in hand.
Koden introduced persistent technical innovation, such as transistors, integrated circuits, computers, and color visualization, into its products ahead of competitors, releasing a large number of epoch-making products one after another on the market. These products include CRT-type automatic radio direction finder; Japan’s first, all-Japanese made, Loran A receiver; synchronized sonar; the world-first color echo sounder and marine color radar; and Loran C receiver which achieved domination of the Japanese market as well as the U.S. market.
Koden’s products are highly evaluated in the seas of the world. Koden’s radar was the first marine electronics product to be given “G-Mark” certificate for good design in Japan. In addition, Koden had been developing GPS devices for marine use even before the full number of satellites were launched into orbit. Koden, which enjoys a worldwide reputation throughout the seas, will continue to be on the leading edge of marine electronics in the future.
Choose your product from a wide range of Koden Products listed below:
- Chart Plotter
- Fish Finder
- Plotter Sounder