It is clear that the current XCD lenses are made in Japan and the X dual battery charger made in China. Hasselblad has a long history of selecting the best foreign suppliers that could meet their „cost no object“ standards and Hasselblad keept specific expertise in Sweden...
You're absolutely correct about Hasselblad history. Hasselblad has always been a small company. They have always relied on collaboration with other companies to create a complete and functional camera system, some in Sweden and some in other countries. From the very beginning, Hasselblad has combined their own capabilities with designers, engineers, and manufacturers outside the company; without which the V, XPan, H, and X systems could not have existed.
The V system's iconic design, which defined the character of every camera for decades and still influences current design, came from industrial designer Sixten Sason
commissioned to design the 1600F. Sixten Sason designed a variety of other consumer products, but is best known for his work with Saab
. The H1 relied on collaboration with electronics engineers at Fujitsu
for processors and Teleca Systems AB
for firmware, software, and interface design. Hasselblad designers and engineers collaborate internally and externally to create and bring into production a system of cameras, lenses, and accessories over which Hasselblad exercises selection and control wherever they are produced.
Optical components have always come from various outside companies. Lenses have been sourced from Kodak, Zeiss, Schneider, Rodenstock, Fuji, and Nittoh. Prism finders have come from companies like Hensoldt in Wetzlar or Fuji in Japan. Lenses for the H and X systems are assembled with shutters designed and manufactured by Hasselblad. For many years, the V bellows was made by Novoflex. Other accessory items have been sourced from a variety of manufacturers. Cameras have always been produced in Sweden with component parts from a variety of suppliers — as they are today.
Each succeeding generation of cameras have been increasingly driven and controlled by electronics. So, it should come as no surprise that an X-system camera is driven by preassembled circuit boards which combine an assortment of electronic components, like other cameras of its type. Circuit boards and other components like electronic viewfinders are shipped to Sweden for testing and assembly with sensors which undergo an unusually extensive calibration process. The cameras are manufactured in the same headquarters and factory building they have occupied for 20 years. The processes change as the camera types change, but the final results are Hasselblad's.