Hoya Corporation SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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

Hoya Corporation

Parent Company

Hoya Corporation




IT and Technology

Tagline/ Slogan



Focus on specialisation; specialised expertise in diverse segments



IT, IT solutions and life care

Target Group

Hospitals, health care businesses, optics industry


A brand that continuously strives to improve the lives of its customers

SWOT Analysis


1. Strong employee base of over 32,000 employees
2. Diverse presence in the three segments, with over 20 product categories in all
3. Low dependence on any one market for revenue and sustenance - most of its revenues are from life care segment, information technology segment
4. Acquisition of Starion Instruments Corp made it a strong global player in the medical devices market

5. Its product portfolio includes  optical products such as photomasks, photomask blanks and glass magnetic-memory disks, contact lenses and eyeglass lenses using wavefront technology


1. The company witnessed a decline in revenues and profits over a period of time. Hoya’s revenues decreased which is a concern
2. Hoya also witnessed significant decline in profitability.
3. Weak financial position has led to weakened position to respond to changes in the business environment


1. Growing market for interocular lenses - According to industry sources, the global IOL market is expected to grow significantly
2. Growing semiconductors market worldwide is a huge opportunity which needs to be tapped
3. Growing medical devices market – supported by large aging populations in countries like the US and China


1. Exchange rate fluctuations will strongly impact Hoya as it has large international functions and operates in terms of the Japanese Yen
2. Intense competition from established players such as Bausch & Lomb
3. Rapid technological changes with which the company is not equipped to cope, given its weak financial position and large outflow of money in servicing the financing activities



1. Bausch & Lomb Incorporated

2. Toppan Photomasks

3. JDS Uniphase Corporation

4. The Cooper Companies Inc

5. Corning Incorporated

6. Oclaro, Inc.


The table above concludes the Hoya Corporation SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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