Hisense Co., Ltd. (Chinese: 海信集团; pinyin: Hǎixìn Jítuán) is a Chinese multinational major appliance and electronics manufacturer headquartered in Qingdao, Shandong province, China. It is a state-owned enterprise with publicly traded subsidiaries. It started out making radios in 1969.Hisense has two publicly traded companies, Hisense Electric Co Ltd, which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE: 600060) and Hisense Kelon Electrical Holdings Co Ltd, which is listed on the Shenzhen (SZSE: 000921) and Hong Kong (SEHK: 921) stock exchanges and a number of other subsidiaries.
Hisense retails products under several brand names. These include Combine, Kelon and Ronshen, etc. Hisense is also an OEM, so some of the products it makes are sold to other manufacturers and carry a brand name not related to Hisense. The main products of Hisense are televisions; their first TV model CJD18 was produced in 1978. It has invented a type of transparent television in 2013. In 2015 it acquired the right to sell televisions in the Americas using the brand name of the Japanese firm Sharp.Hisense has 13 manufacturing facilities in China (located in the provinces/cities of: Guangdong, Guizhou, Huzhou, Jiangsu, Liaoning, Linyi, Shandong, Sichuan, Yangzhou, Yingkou, Xinjiang, Zibo and the municipality of Beijing) and several outside China, namely in Hungary, South Africa, Egypt, Algeria, Slovenia, France and Mexico.
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