The CRT TUBE ORION 370KRB22-TC CPJ370BVBKIU-TC is manufactured by ORION under TOSHIBA blackstripe License.
Orion Electric Co., Ltd. (オリオン電機株式会社, Orion Denki Kabushiki-gaisha) was established in 1958 in Osaka, Japan, and it is currently based in the city of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture. The products manufactured were transistor radios, radio cassette recorders, car stereos, and music centers. In 1967, Orion Electric moved to Fukui prefecture in Japan, where it still has its head office today. One of the world's largest OEM television and video manufacturers, Orion produces well over six million televisions and twelve million VCRs, DVD players, and combo units each year. Orion is a highly-valued supplier to OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) customers.
The Orion Group employs in excess of 9,000 workers. It has factories and offices on four continents, including Japan, Thailand, United Kingdom, Poland and United States. Its flagship Thailand factories are especially proud of their achievement as being one of the top exporters in this country, and have been recognized with an award from the Thai Government for their contribution.
Over the years, Orion has established and expanded its manufacturing facilities to develop and produce large and small screen color TVs (CRT, LCD, plasma), TV combos, VCRs, camcorders (VHS-C), DVD players, and DVD/VCR combos for the U.S., European, and Australian markets. Orion is the originator of the televideo concept.
Orion manufactures products for eleven of the world's top electronic brands. Its primary, long-time brands are Broksonic, Durabrand, Memorex, Orion, and Sansui. Orion used to manufacture many TV/VCR combos and VCRs for Emerson Radio during the 80s and 90s for 10 years, but Emerson Radio went bankrupt and was brought up by Funai in 2000. Then, Orion manufactured televisions and DVD/VCR combos for Toshiba until 2009. Currently, Orion specializes in LCD/LED combo televisions with Blu-Ray/DVD built-in, and manufactures exclusively for Hitachi, JVC, Sanyo, and Sharp based on each company's OEM order. Orion also operates Orion Sales, headquartered in Olney, Illinois, for the North American market, under its Sansui brand. Prior to 2001, Orion was the exclusive supplier for Wal-Mart of discounted Orion-branded televisions and VCRs during the 90's.
In 2011 the United Kingdom plant which specialises in SKD, EMS and OEM manufacturing of LCD, LED and Plasma televisions will be celebrating its 25th year at Kenfig in South Wales. In this plant alone over 10 million VCR's were produced throughout the 90.s and to date well over 8 million TV's.