Kingston SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Kingston with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company

Kingston Technology Company


Computer Storage Devices


IT & Technology

Tagline/ Slogan

Committed to Memory



Kingston STP


Memory, Solid Devices, USB’s, Flash Card

Target Group

IT suppliers, Computers Manufactures, Electronic Device Manufactures, Personal Users


It positions itself as a brand which has reliability, quality, and reasonable pricing that competitors can rarely match

Kingston SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Kingston :

1. Its superior quality as Kingston qualifies all components and tests all modules in all stages of production

2. Brand recall of the brand is high owing to good advertising and branding

3. Its leadership position in the world in memory devices

4. Own manufacturing division, which is number one in manufacturing  memory devices


1. Low profit margins compared to industry leaders

2. Higher research and development costs and capital expenditures than competition due to vertical integration


1. Increasing demand for larger and more efficient data access and storage devices

2. Rapidly expanding demand for miniaturization of memory and  increasing speed


1. Price war among competitors to attract new customers

2. Products becoming obsolete with innovation

3. Piracy and fake products

Kingston Competition


Below are the 4 main Kingston competitors :

1. EMC corporation

2. Moser Baer

3. Seagate Technology

4. Compuage Infocom

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