Leader Electronics Forms Leader Europe Limited for European Region
Leader Electronics has formed Leader Europe Limited as a dedicated business platform for the European region which takes effect October 1, 2017. Leader has operated a UK representative office in London since August 2014, managed by Koichi Fukagawa and (from August 2015) Kevin Salvidge, both of whom will continue to develop the European market for Leader.
“This is the culmination of two years of hard work,” says Salvidge. “When we initially discussed this project back in 2015, we hoped to be in a position to propose to Japan the formation of Leader Europe Limited during 2018. Being able to announce the company’s establishment 12 months ahead of schedule is testament to the skill of the Leader team in Japan and the engagement of our European channel partners who are actively introducing our products to their customers.”
The formation of Leader Europe Limited will benefit Leader at the International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam. Leader will continue to showcase its approach to test measurement, including real-time, color and graphical displays which ensure that both operational and production staff can maximize the quality of their content. Technicians still have full access to the classic waveform monitoring and vectorscope tools.
Leader Europe Limited will operate from offices at First Central 200 in London’s Park Royal, supporting its existing customer base and its expanding team of channel partners throughout Europe.
Leader Electronics develops, manufactures and sells electronic measuring instruments both in Japan and internationally. Leader products, including 4K HDR waveform monitors and rasterizers, are specified for research, development, broadcast, production and service applications. Since the company’s establishment in 1954, Leader has contributed innovative measurement technology for sectors of industry such as home appliances, television broadcasting and mobile telephones.
Progressing with measurement technology as the basis of business, Leader has evolved its products and supporting services to meet the demands of each era and will continue to pursue various forms of value provision into the future. Leader’s innovations, including the 4K waveform monitor (LV5490), plus the intuitive CINELITE and CINEZONE monitoring tools, allow creatives to make optimal use of available dynamic range and luminance.
Manufacturing quality is built into Leader products every step of the way. Only certain parts are used for optimum reliability. At each production run, sub-assemblies are separately tested before they are integrated into the finished product which is then further tested.