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Welcome to the home page of CECOL, a subsidiary of Citizen Electronics of Japan. We were established in 1997 as the United states headquarters to offer closer service and communications with our customers and distributors in United states.

Citizen Electronics has grown into a global company. In addition to the United states headquarters in Chicago, United States, the sales network outside of Japan includes Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Shanghai.

Our product portfolio for the North American market is the same as we offer around the world. For information on our products, please click here.

Our extensive American distributor network is important for our success. Please click here for details on a distributor close to you.


President: Mr. Ryuzo Kondo
COO: Mr. Atsushi Sato

1515 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 748
Schaumburg, IL 60173 U.S.A.

San Jose Office
4010 Moorpark Ave Suite 207
San Jose, CA 95117 U.S.A.

CECOL is the North American Division of Citizen Electronics Company, Ltd.

Born out of the Citizen Watch Company, and its need to develop state-of-the-art micro-miniature electronic components, Citizen Electronics has grown beyond to become a technology leader in key components for today’s most advanced products. Our packaging technology brings more flexibility in downsizing your design and application.


Today, we are helping leading-edge makers of cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras, automototive products, medical products, measurement instruments and others to better interface between human and machine. Our surface mountable LED products, switches and sensors , and our audio components are raising the bar for performance and design creativity.

For example, Citizen’s incredible range of LED devices, not only help products look better, they can add new functionality and customer appeal. With this in mind, we are constantly striving for new advances, in order to better connect electronic products and people’s lifestyles. That helps our customers to add value to their products and enhances customer appeal.

While we develop, manufacture and market a very wide variety of electronic devices, often these components have similar end-product applications. This can help us to simplify sourcing for our customers as well as streamline engineering support. We also offer comprehensive world-market logistics and support.

At Citizen, our path to future growth is guided by our corporate mission statement and objectives.

"To be fully trusted by customers, by providing creative products based on our innovative and unique core technologies."

We continue to invest management resources into technology leadership in electronic components. And as such, we will develop new technologies and products focusing on our core technologies. In addition, we will continue to position ourselves "at the forefront of innovation," to create the next-generation products that our customers demand.

As the North American division of Citizen, Cecol offers all of the services and support you would expect from a world-class supplier. We offer local North American engineering and customer support, backed by Citizen’s engineering resources in Japan.

Cecol was founded in 1997, and is 100% owned by Citizen Electronics. There is no need to deal with multiple offices or personnel for different parts, as we the sole North American source for the entire range Citizen components.