- Company name
STANLEY ELECTRIC CO., LTD. Corporate Profile(PDF)
- Head office
2-9-13 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
- Inauguration of the enterprise
December 29, 1920
May 5, 1933
- Capital stock
3,498 (Independent) / 16,244 (Group)
(as of March 31, 2017)
Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Origin of the corporate name
The company was named after the intrepid 19th-century English explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley, who was renowned for the vision and courage he had so abundantly demonstrated during his exploits on the continent of Africa.
Stanley went over to America at the age of 17, fought in the Civil War and later became an employee of New York Herald. There he tracked down, in a dramatic encounter, David Livingstone, who had disappeared in Africa, and identified the sources of Nile and Congo Rivers in his expeditions across Africa, as well as founding the base of Congo Free State. Stanley was a person who truly brought about rays of bright hopes to the world.