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

Firmly embracing the principle of manufacturing each component in-house, Futaba creates everything from its own tools to its own manufacturing facilities

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 Futaba USA, our hobby radio control department. Headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL, FCA is comprised of three locations in the United States; each offering their own unique support of the business. In addition to manufacturing in Huntsville, AL; Hoffman Estates, IL includes an Engineering Design group, testing and Display Sales; El Paso, TX performs product inspection and warehousing.

Futaba was founded in 1948, just after World War II, to manufacture and sell vacuum tubes. In 2018 we celebrated our 70th anniversary.
Since our founding, we have supplied components that underpin a variety of fields with trustworthy technology and quality. This is in line with our corporate philosophy of “Honshitsu-no-Chokushi” (to look deeply into the nature of things and investigate it thoroughly). Thus, through our business, we have contributed to the expansion of industry.

As technology has evolved, we have expanded our product lineup to meet the advanced demands of a wide range of fields. It now includes: Vacuum Fluorescent Displays (VFD) and Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) Displays, touch sensors, radio control equipment for industrial and hobby use). It also features, machinery and tools for dies and molds (such as mold bases, plate products and mold streamlining equipment).

In an age that continues to evolve daily, companies are required to act with a sense of urgency.

Moving forward, we plan to use the following strategy to expand our business. We will incorporate: advanced technologies like AI and IoT to strengthen manufacturing. We will exploit, global management that utilizes our worldwide network And we will focus on strengthening new product development by evolving and combining Futaba technology.

As our company orients toward the next stage of development, we will strive to create equipment, materials, and services which are indispensable as we to share our joy and passion. We appreciate your continued support.

We will pursue the nature of things in a stubbornly honest manner, and practice the following to establish a corporate culture which allow us to make a free and imaginative way of thinking while sharing joy with all of our customers and employees:

• Challenge every business opportunity with speed and eagerness.
• Endeavor to enhance one’s capabilities in order to make one’s dream come true.
• Conduct one’s life with warm cordiality, and value people-to-people relationships.
• Conduct one’s life in a law-abiding manner and with ethical sense.
• Promote love for nature and protect the future of our planet through reducing environmental load.

Futaba’s first Radio Control Distribution Center for the United States was formed in California in the late 70’s. Since then, our industrial radio control focus has been the importance of quality and reliability above all.  Futaba continues to strive to implement modern technology and develop innovative products.

The overwhelmingly popular Radio Control systems are the showpieces of Futaba’s world-class technology. We have succeeded in the development of product lines that carry the Futaba name to every corner of the globe. We accomplished this with the application of technical excellence accrued over the many years of our establishment, and through the ceaseless exploration of this complex field. The industrial radio control systems make accurate work possible under extremely adverse conditions. Futaba’s advanced electronic systems contributes not only to industrial productivity but also to the lives of people everywhere

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.


As a high performance actuator and servo manufacturer since 1962, Futaba has garnered and proudly works to maintain the reputation of having reliable, lasting products for industrial operations.


No matter your application, Futaba Industrial Radio Control products are capable of unparalleled precision. Our field proven servos and radio technologies provide top-tier accuracies for your every need.

Diligent Testing

Completing rigorous testing helps ensure Futaba products experience higher MTBF - Mean Time Between Failure. Failure analysis allows for more efficient engineering and ultimately the best products for your industrial needs.

Trusted Legacy

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


The products available through Futaba Industrial Radio Control may vary in type, but they share one commonality - they are incredibly well-built and prepared to provide great performance under tough conditions.