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Alpine Electronics

Alpine Electronics, Inc. is the consumer electronics subsidiary of Japanese electronic component manufacturer Alps Electric, specializing in car audio and navigation systems. From 1984 until 2000, Alpine owned the Luxman brand of specialist home audio equipment.

Alpine’s engineering headquarters, are in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Next to Japan, the manufacturing facilities of Alpine are in China, Mexico, Hungary, Thailand and Brazil.

In 2006 76% of Alpine’s sales came from OEM business. Honda and BMW have offered unbranded audio systems manufactured by Alpine, and companies such as Dodge and Jaguar Cars have offered co-branded Alpine audio systems in their vehicles.

Established in 1967 as Alps-Motorola — a joint venture between Alps Electric and U.S.-based Motorola — it became Alpine Electronics, Inc. in 1978 when Alps bought out Motorola’s share of the company.

Alpine offers a wide range of items, including in-car multimedia, amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers and signal processing equipment. In 2008, Alpine introduced a full line of marine sound system products

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