Nikon’s President, Kazuo Ushida, released his personal message for the 100th anniversary of Nikon as a company. He also presented a new Vision Statement to guide Nikon for the next 100 years. The take-away is that “Nikon will be reborn as a solution company providing superior technologies and ideas, holding “light” as our core competency.” In other words, Nikon will start selling lots more solutions than just products: “The difference from our past strategies is that we will offer not only products, but also ideas and solutions as well.”
Nikon Celebrates the 100th Anniversary of its Founding
July 25, 2017
Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President, Tokyo) was established in 1917 (as Nippon Kogaku K.K.). Since then, we have been creating unique value all over the world by providing consumer and industrial optical equipment, including lithography systems and microscopes as well as cameras, based on opto-electronics and precision technologies.
Today, Nikon celebrates the 100th anniversary of its founding. We deeply express our sincere gratitude to all of our stakeholders who have faithfully supported our development that met the needs of the last 100 years.
Over these 100 years, Nikon has contributed to industries and people’s quality of life with its state-of-the-art technologies during each era. We were able to successfully focus on and overcome continuous challenges because we were fully supported and trusted by our stakeholders.
In order for people to create progress toward a prosperous future over the next 100 years, Nikon will continue to contribute to the world.
Today, Nikon celebrates the 100th anniversary of its establishment. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to all of our customers who use our products in their everyday lives, and the stakeholders who have supported our businesses, from the bottom of my heart.
For the past 100 years, consumer demand has called for convenient products that enhance daily life, and Nikon answered with its manufacturing skill and knowledge. However, society and consumer needs are rapidly changing today. We would like to effectively respond to these needs with the world’s highest-class opto-electronics, precision technologies and solutions.
The difference from our past strategies is that we will offer not only products, but also ideas and solutions as well. Nikon will be reborn as a solution company providing superior technologies and ideas, holding “light” as our core competency.
Following our corporate philosophy of “Trustworthiness and Creativity”, we hold a new vision of building the foundations of the next 100 years. We ask for your continued support as we move forward.
Celebrating our 100th anniversary of establishment today, we also introduce our new vision for the next 100 years. As well as this, we are announcing various events planned ahead including new contents in Nikon 100th anniversary site.
Unlock the future with the power of light
- Unleashing the limitless possibilities of light.
- Striving to brighten the human experience.
- Focused, with purpose, on a better future for all.
THIS IS THE ESSENCE OF NIKON
Our Qualities of Mind
We show our passion for progress through
a wide range of interests to cultivate fresh ideas.
We warmly embrace diverse ideas
and delight in differences among people and cultures.
We share our ideas with infectious enthusiasm
to effect positive change in the world.
here was a time, not too long ago, when Nikon ruled the camera world. If you were thinking of getting into photography, a Nikon rangefinder or an entry-level SLR would be the ticket. For news and sports photography, pro photographers almost exclusively used Nikon SLRs and lenses, and made Nikon cameras famous around the world.
As previously announced, this July 25th, Nikon is celebrating its “100th anniversary” as a company making optical products. It started in 1917 when two of Japan’s leading optical manufacturers merged and, with capital investment from the President of Mitsubishi, formed a comprehensive, fully integrated optical company known as Nippon Kogaku K.K. (Today, Nikon is still listed as one of the companies under Mitsubushi.) Nikon Europe blogged about seven Nikon Firsts and I thought I would reach back into my memory and share some of my favorite Nikon cameras, some I’ve owned and others I’ve drooled over:
ho doesn’t love a beautiful sunset picture? I find that you can get gorgeous results when the horizon is visible, as at the beach, because then you are catching the sun just as it goes down over the horizon, with all colors blazing in different layers in the sky above. Of course, what colors show up depends on the atmospheric conditions (including, unfortunately, pollution) and the presence of clouds. But when the sun sets behind a hill and trees, you will sometimes catch only the colors in the layer of the sky that is visible above the tree line.
Keeping this in mind, I headed to Wilcox Lake up in Richmond Hill, Ontario, with the idea of shooting the sunset, if possible. (more…)