Corporation of America

70+ years of service | 5,000+ international employees

Futaba Corporation was founded in 1948 in Japan as a manufacturer and seller of receiver vacuum tubes. Utilizing vacuum tube technology, Futaba began manufacturing vacuum fluorescent displays. In 1962, Futaba began producing radio control equipment as well as press die set components, establishing what still remains as two of the company’s primary divisions. This was followed by the development of mold base components and the more recent addition of VFD modules to complete the lineup of Futaba’s major products. Our American based branch of the company, Futaba Corporation of America (FCA), supports these same technologies and is a leading provider of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) including PCB Assembly to complete box build, test and engineering design. The branches of Futaba’s products include:

  • Vacuum Flourescent Displays (VFD)
  • VFD LCD Emulators
  • Capacitive Touch Panel
  • Industrial Radio Control Equipment
  • VFD Module
  • Organic Light-Emitting Diolde (OLED)
  • Command Type TFT-LCD Module
  • Mold Marshalling Equipment

 

In 1989, our Huntsville, AL location was established. After repeated requests from our display customer base, in part due to our capabilities and quality, we saw great potential in providing an EMS solution to the market. As a result we entered into contract manufacturing in 1996 and have been successfully providing our services to many industry market sectors including automotive, industrial, commercial, medical, appliance, lighting and telecom. Our Huntsville location is also now the proud home of FutabaUSA.

Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, FCA is comprised of four locations in the United States; each offering their own unique support of the business. In addition to manufacturing in Huntsville, AL; Schaumburg, IL includes an Engineering Design group, testing and Display Sales; Plymouth, MI supports Automotive Sales; El Paso, TX performs product inspection and warehousing.

At Futaba USA we aim to help you enjoy your hobby to the fullest. Our first Hobby Radio Control Distribution Center for the United States was formed in California in the late 70’s and we have strived to maintain one common goal- top quality.

Futaba has continued to be a leading innovator in the hobby radio control industry developing first-of-its-kind products for modelers world-wide. In addition to aiding a time-traveling DeLorean and a mouse winning an RC sailboat race, Futaba has been an integral brand used in countless world championship victories. We take great pride seeing what modelers can do with our products but our biggest accomplishment is the immeasurable family-bonding experiences that have occurred with Futaba products all over the globe.

Futaba continues to strive to implement modern technology, develop innovative products, and set trends for the hobby industry.

Quality Products

Futaba has a long history of providing
reliable, high-quality products that last.
That longevity also allows for an abundance
of available information about most
generations of Futaba products.

In-House Repairs

Whether you need technical support, repairs,
or just equipment assistance, Futaba USA's
Service Center is thrilled to help. Additionally,
we can connect you to one of our hobby experts
to make sure you get exactly what you need.

Customer Oriented

From our in-house service center with live
technician updates to our Customer Service
Professionals available 8 AM to 5 PM CST,
Futaba USA is proud to be a brand focused
on consumer trust and interaction.

Purchasing Options

Not only do we now sell our products directly to
consumers, but we have carefully vetted 300+
reputable dealers across three continents.
This provides convenient shopping and support
for any warranty and technical issues.

Points of Contact

Because we have over 200 active Team Futaba
members as well as internal Futaba hobby
experts, you can be sure that you are never
far from a recognized Futaba representative
that is ready to help you!

Trusted Legacy

After 50+ years of innovation in the hobby
industry, Futaba is especially proud of the
distinguished reputation we hold with
hobbyists. We aim to maintain that
regarded level of consumer confidence.