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Anaheim Subsidiaries

Post by degwin_zabi » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:13 pm

http://gundam.wikia.com/wiki/File:Anaheim-j-13241.jpg This is a list of dozens of them. Some of them seem to have purposeful names, but a few don't strike me as straight in the understanding department. And that's saying a lot for a franchise that has names like "Degwin" and such. No offense intended. One of them, if you can adjust your computer's setting to see, is called Credy Business, for example.

Anyway, I know that Anaheim's a conglomerate with a track record for blaming their obvious faults on their department heads whether than the company as a whole. Which is both smart for a villain and stupid for an honest worker in my opinion. However, I would appreciate some possible clues to what sort of businesses those companies do in their independent time. I know some of their names sound obvious, but they almost sound a bit repetitive at the same time, too.

Thoughts?

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Post by Ryujin » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:02 pm

Actually, the book Anaheim Journal, from where that image came from, lists their functions, as well as their individual logos. Iirc, there was even an organizational chart.

Unfortunately, I can't remember where I put my copy of the darnblamed thing. Someone else probably has one within easy reach.

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Re: Anaheim Subsidiaries

Post by ShadowCell » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:14 am

let me just light the toysdream signal...

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Re: Anaheim Subsidiaries

Post by Brave Fencer Kirby » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:53 am

Anaheim seems to follow the Japanese concept of the zaibatsu, which is, in ELI5 terms, a huge freakin' company with a government approved (or at least tolerated) monopoly over certain area(s) of industry. While Anaheim's primary focus seems to be on weapons technology, it's likely got a finger in everything from mining to finance to real estate.
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Re: Anaheim Subsidiaries

Post by degwin_zabi » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:42 am

Ryujin wrote:Actually, the book Anaheim Journal, from where that image came from, lists their functions, as well as their individual logos. Iirc, there was even an organizational chart.

Unfortunately, I can't remember where I put my copy of the darnblamed thing. Someone else probably has one within easy reach.
Can an English version be bought online?

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Post by Kratos » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:48 pm

Definitely not. I might have a copy kicking around somewhere though, I'll see if I can find it.
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Post by Deacon Blues » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:04 pm

There's several HUNDRED subsidiaries. I think I have the translated document somewhere on my external. I'll go searching.

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Re: Anaheim Subsidiaries

Post by degwin_zabi » Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:21 pm

Deacon Blues wrote:There's several HUNDRED subsidiaries. I think I have the translated document somewhere on my external. I'll go searching.
Thanks.

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Post by MythSearcher » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:15 am

Brave Fencer Kirby wrote:Anaheim seems to follow the Japanese concept of the zaibatsu, which is, in ELI5 terms, a huge freakin' company with a government approved (or at least tolerated) monopoly over certain area(s) of industry. While Anaheim's primary focus seems to be on weapons technology, it's likely got a finger in everything from mining to finance to real estate.
Yes, just from Anaheim Journal, it has a vacation branch, and builds their own resort colony.
They have their own credit card branch, and also sells fine wine and cosmetic products.

From a more general settings, they build everything from as small as radio parts to as big as Space colonies.

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Post by Dendrobium Stamen » Wed Jul 22, 2015 3:38 pm

A good modern comparison would be Samsung, the Korean conglomerate giant corporate... thing. They're even headquartered on an office park in Seoul called Samsung Town, and looking at the size of the office buildings, that name might not be too misleading! With 489,000 employees and 2014 revenues of US$305 billion... that's a big group.

(The above paragraph in no way sponsored by Samsung, although if they'd like to donate me a new tablet for the PR bit, I won't mind)

Of course, Anaheim seems to take things even further - while Samsung was split into four smaller entities in the late 1980s, it would appear that Anaheim continues to expand; although it does of course depend on just how big and how visible these subsidiary companies are, of course. Some of them may only be tax or liability vehicles, to reduce AE Group's exposure to risk - given what we see, though, there's no doubt AE plays a major role in the Earth Sphere economy, certainly in the First Universal Century when they're getting major military contracts from just about every warring power going.
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Post by Kratos » Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:33 pm

Found it!

First, here's the full list of corporate divisions - FOUR PAGES OF THEM. There's also this page here, which features a few subsidiary logos.
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Post by degwin_zabi » Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:08 pm

Kratos wrote:Found it!

First, here's the full list of corporate divisions - FOUR PAGES OF THEM. There's also this page here, which features a few subsidiary logos.
Thanks. Unfortunately, I'm not fluent in Japanese, but I'll see what I can do.

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Post by Deacon Blues » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:49 pm

This is just an example:

モンテレー電子
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Company Name: Monterrey Electron Inc.
Chief Executive Officer: Max Island
Address: Granada, Monterrey Ward, Riverside 353*
Capital: 1,480,000,000
Founded: U.C.0050.09.04
Established: U.C.0059.04.01
Business Objective: Software development, VLSI design, packaging design
Major Product: Filegetter, celetsumo: Mk-IV optical device, celetsumo: Mk-V optical device
Launch: U.C.0061
Delivery Record: 92 Companies (end of U.C.0095.12)
Turnover: 66,000,000,000
Number of Employees: 1,033

Notes: An enterprise that was a corporate spin-off from Monterrery Iron & Steel located in the industrial city of Coahuila in the northern part of Mexico. It is affiliated with Anaheim Electronics for computer CPU production. However, sometimes original peripheral devices become rival goods.

* Or, to put the Western way I suppose: 353 Riverside, Monterrey Ward, Granada.

Also interesting to note that Monterrey isn't located in Coahuila, but rather in Nuevo León. Oops! Maybe for the sake of the UC times one state devoured the other?

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Post by MythSearcher » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:43 am

Deacon Blues wrote:This is just an example:

モンテレー電子
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Company Name: Monterrey Electron Inc.
Chief Executive Officer: Max Island
Address: Granada, Monterrey Ward, Riverside 353*
Capital: 1,480,000,000
Founded: U.C.0050.09.04
Established: U.C.0059.04.01
Business Objective: Software development, VLSI design, packaging design
Major Product: Filegetter, celetsumo: Mk-IV optical device, celetsumo: Mk-V optical device
Launch: U.C.0061
Delivery Record: 92 Companies (end of U.C.0095.12)
Turnover: 66,000,000,000
Number of Employees: 1,033

Notes: An enterprise that was a corporate spin-off from Monterrery Iron & Steel located in the industrial city of Coahuila in the northern part of Mexico. It is affiliated with Anaheim Electronics for computer CPU production. However, sometimes original peripheral devices become rival goods.

* Or, to put the Western way I suppose: 353 Riverside, Monterrey Ward, Granada.

Also interesting to note that Monterrey isn't located in Coahuila, but rather in Nuevo León. Oops! Maybe for the sake of the UC times one state devoured the other?
Interestingly, the real life Monterrey Iron & Metal is located neither in Coahuila nor Nuevo León, but in San Antonio, Texas.
http://www.monterreyiron.com/location.html

We know that in UC the countries got reorganized, so states are highly possibly reorganized as well, but company names are not necessarily related to where they locate. Just like Kobe beef is not from really Kobe...(Kobe is a commercial city, the beef is only cultured in the same prefecture)

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Re: Anaheim Subsidiaries

Post by degwin_zabi » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:00 pm

Thanks, Deacon. Businesses tend to move on occasion, I suppose. But what's with the "Launch date"?
I can understand establishment as the day it was bought by AE, but that last part sounds a bit misleading.

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Re: Anaheim Subsidiaries

Post by Deacon Blues » Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:53 pm

The term is 発売開始. It literally means "start selling" or "begin sales". Think of it as when they launched their products officially.

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Re: Anaheim Subsidiaries

Post by degwin_zabi » Fri Jul 24, 2015 10:43 pm

Deacon Blues wrote:The term is 発売開始. It literally means "start selling" or "begin sales". Think of it as when they launched their products officially.
Well, yeah, I guess that logistical stuff would take a while.

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Re: Anaheim Subsidiaries

Post by degwin_zabi » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:48 pm

So how's everyone's Japanese?

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Re: Anaheim Subsidiaries

Post by ShadowCell » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:23 pm

please stop bumping threads for no reason.

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Re: Anaheim Subsidiaries

Post by degwin_zabi » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:12 pm

ShadowCell wrote:please stop bumping threads for no reason.
What are you talking about? I'm the one who started it, and I wanted to see if anyone was able to either fully translate it, or knows a website that already did.

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