Manufacturers (see also 'Business', 'Trade', 'Investment')
- Mitsubishi Electric's Manufacturing Investments in Scotland
- NSK at Peterlee: A Successful Japanese Manufacturing Investment in the UK
- Saba Shoichi (1919-2012): Japanese Industrialist and Friend of Britain
- Selling British Electronics to Japan: Part 1 : Selling to Japanese Manufacturers Investing in Britain
- Selling British Electronics to Japan: Part 2 : Selling to Japanese Companies in Japan
Author: Noguchi, Yoshio
Mitsubishi Electric set up various factories in Scotland in the late 20th century. Written by the person largely responsible for these investments, this chapter provides an interesting angle on the motivations of Japanese electronics firms investing in the UK.
Author: NSK Staff Members
Chapter 37 addresses the plant that NSK opened in Peterlee, County Durham, in 1976. It covers the difficulties the firm faced, as well as the significance of this investment.
Author: Cortazzi, Hugh
Saba Shōichi (1919-2012) was one of the pioneers of post-war Japanese manufacturing. Specialised in electrical engineering, he was appointed president of Toshiba in 1980 and increased ties with the UK by, among other things, developing programmes for foreign engineers to work and study in Japan and by sponsoring the Toshiba Gallery of Japanese Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Author: Cohen, Ivor
Part I: This essay shows the process of adaptation of Japanese television companies to invest and sell in the UK during the 70s and 80s.
Author: Bacon, Peter
Part II: The second section looks at the other side of the coin of UK-Japan components manufacturing and trade. This time British manufacturers had to adapt to Japanese companies’ needs. The process then led to the creation of a business joint venture.