History

2010s

2013
-TOA ELECTRONICS VIETNAM COMPANY LIMITED established in Vietnam.

2012
-Releases the FS-2000 Rack-Mounted Integrated Emergency/ General-Purpose Public Address System, the first of its kind ever developed in the industry to support earthquake early warning priority broadcasts.
-Installs the Integrated Emergency/General-Purpose Public Address system in TOKYO SKYTREE TOWN®
-TOA Electronics India Private Limited established in India.
-Asia-Pacific R&D Center established in Jakarta, Indonesia.

2011
-Broadcast of the “Kanon," TV program, jointly produced by TOA and Sun Television, begins.
-TOA co-sponsors the 1st Kobe Marathon with sound.

2010
-TOA Communication Systems, Inc. founded in the United States..
-PT. TOA-GALVA Prima Karya founded in Indonesia.
-TOA Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. founded in Thailand.
-Installed sound systems in the main pavilion and many other facilities at Expo 2010 Shanghai.
-TOA Receives Prestigious 'Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award' for Mécénat Activities.

2000s

2009
-TOA ELECTRONICS SOUTHERN AFRICA (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED founded in Republic of South Africa.
-Large-scale installation of line array speakers (types A, C, etc.) at Hanshin Koshien Stadium.

2008
-TOA ELECTRONICS (M) SDN. BHD., a Malaysian overseas subsidiary, is established.
-Involvement in many facilities at the Beijing Olympics, including the Main Stadium and Olympic Village.
-ACOUS Corporation, Pasco Co., Ltd. merge and continue as ACOUS Corporation.

2007
-Joint venture , PT. TOA GALINDRA ELECTRONICS, is established in Indonesia.

2006
-First development of Multichannel Digital Power Amplifiers designed for high impedance applications in Japan.
-Full-scale entry into the business field related to Earthquake Early Warning systems.
-Dissolves TOA ASSOCIATE CORPORATION.

2005
-Development of Line Array Speakers.
-Joint development of the large, multi-point access conference system with NHK(Japan Broadcasting Corporation).

2004
-Receives the 9th Disclosure Award from the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
-NX-100 network audio adapter receives the Grand Prix award of the 2004 IPv6 Application Contest.

2003
-Construction of new factory of ACOUS Co., Ltd. completed.
-TOA ASSOCIATE CORPORATION established.

N-CC1110 / NX-100
N-CC1110 / NX-100
2002
-TOA's wholly-owned subsidiary, TOA China Ltd., is established in China.
-New products employing TOA's networking technologies are released.
NetCanSee video networking system(N-CC1110)
Packet Audio network PA system (NX-100)
-ACOUS Corporation, AIREX Co., Ltd., and MECANIX Co., Ltd. merge and continue as ACOUS Corporation.

Wing Stadium, Kobe
Wing Stadium, Kobe
NHK Hall, Osaka.
NHK Hall, Osaka.
2001
-TOA's Takarazuka headquarters win ISO 14001 certification for environmental compatibility.
-TOA installs the ix-3000 and other sound systems in NHK Hall, Osaka.
-Establishes DYNATECH CORPORATION (SHEN ZHEN) (consolidated accounting from 2005).
-TOA's wholly-owned subsidiary, TOA Electronics PTE Ltd., is established in Singapore.
-TOA's wholly-owned subsidiary, TOA Vietnam Co., Ltd., is established in Vietnam.
-Field sound systems and integrated emergency systems are installed in Kobe Wing Stadium, one of the venues used for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

HELLO JAPAN! HELLO 21!! in GIFU
HELLO JAPAN! HELLO 21!! in GIFU
2000
-TOA introduces the SAP/R3 system into its business operations, incorporating an SQL server to unify its basic information and accounting systems.
-TOA's sound systems play a central role in the "HELLO JAPAN! HELLO 21!! in GIFU" event put on by world-famous fashion designer Yamamoto Kansai.

1990s

1999
-Receives Good Design Prize for Interior Design Speaker.
-Integrated emergency PA system installed at Osaka International Airport.
-Dissolves Takitsu Co., Ltd.

1998
-New Takarazuka headquarters building completed.
-Buys BBM company in England.

1997
-Listed on the First Section of both Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges.
-Large-scale sound system including ix-3000 installed at Setagaya Arts Center.
-High-speed rotating dome camera released.

1996
-Listed on Second Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
-TOA Internet Home Page established.
-Sound system installed at China Trust Music Hall, Taiwan.
-Corporate sponsor of Kobe Luminarie. Sound production managed by XEBEC; 3.85 million Visitors.
-IP series dual power amplifier for facilities released.
-Sound image shifting system using digital signal processing technology installed at Toda Motorboat Racing Facility.

Mecenat Awards '95
Mecenat Awards '95
1995
-Great Hanshin Earthquake strikes on January 17.
-Hong Kong Office incorporated as TOA (Hong Kong) Ltd.
-Consolidated accounting system begins.
-Receives Grand Prix at Mecenat Awards '95 presented by Mecenat Council.

Yokohama National Convention Hall
Yokohama National Convention Hall
1994
-PA and other systems installed at Kansai international Airport.
-World's first speaker system allowing individual speaker volume adjustment at one location installed in Mitsukoshi Department Store's Yebisu (Tokyo) branch.
-Convention audio equipment installed at National Convention Hall of Yokohama.
-DP-0204 Digital Signal Processor developed.
-World's first diesel-engine noise canceling system commercialized.

1993
-PA and other systems installed at Yokohama Landmark Tower.

1992
-International Standardization Organization (ISO) certification obtained.
-First version of the ix-11000 fully digital mixing system for broadcasting stations and studios put into use in NHK's Studio CU226.
-Arena audio system installed in Fukuoka Dome.
-Automatic broadcasting and other equipment installed in new terminal at Chitose Airport.

NHK Hall
NHK Hall
1991
-Responsible for sound management at opening and closing ceremonies of international track and field meet.
-PA and other systems installed in Bali's international airport.
-Sound system installed in NHK Hall.

1990
-TOA Canada Corporation established in Ontario.
-Z-DRIVE System touring speaker system developed.
-First version of the ix-9000 fully digital mixing system starts operation in the Vienna State Opera House.

1980s

TOA headquarters
TOA headquarters
1989
-TOA Electronics Taiwan Corporation established in Taipei.
-Construction of TOA PI Building completed.
-TOA Electric Co., Ltd. renamed TOA Corporation.
-XEBEC Corporation established.

1988
-BEAM sound room opened at Tokyo Office.
-An induction course held on a desert island as one of the new recruit education programs.
-SAORI Digital Signal Processor developed.

1987
-Information Center opened.
-All-zone emergency broadcast system and Call Station 12 developed.

1986
-STI measuring system, color CCTV camera, teleconferencing system, and multi-point communication system developed.
-TOA speaker sales increase, backed by a surging disco boom in Japan.

1985
-New corporate symbol introduced.
-Official supplier for 1985 Kobe Universiade.
-TOA wins its first Good Design Prize (G mark) for 7 models, including a simplified CCTV system.

1984
-TOA enters the intercom market, introducing ten new products including door-phones.

NAMM show
NAMM show
1983
-CCTV (closed-circuit television) system developed.

1982
-Online national distribution network completed.

Large PA system
Large PA system
Kobe Portopia '81
Kobe Portopia '81
1981
-TOA equipment used at Kobe Portopia '81.
-Starts operations of the Western Japan Distribution Center.

1980
-Acoustic Center opened at Takarazuka Headquarters.
-Establishes Dynatron Industrial Co., Ltd. (consolidated accounting from 2001).

1970s

1979
-TOA invests in Hino Seiki Co., Ltd.

MA-007
MA-007
1978
-The MA-007 Wireless Music Amplifier (Karaoke) is released, and becomes a big hit.
-AIREX Co., Ltd. established.
-Sound Room completed at Takarazuka Headquarters.

Winner of the Nikkei Ad prize
Winner of the "Nikkei Ad" prize
1977
-U.K. Branch opened (reorganized as a company in1983).
-Stock listed on the Second Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.

1976
-Joint venture P.T. TOA Galva Industries founded in Jakarta, Indonesia.
-Y75 million worth of order received for equipment for Africa's largest soccer stadium in Angola.
-Intercom System developed.

Ball speaker
Ball speaker
1975
-"Replica series" Professional Sound System developed.

1974
-TOA Electronics, Inc. established in San Francisco.
-Z-Series amplifiers enjoy excellent reputation.
-The HA-30 amplifier released. Reputed to be an "exquisite instrument of the amplifier."

1973
-TOA Electronics Deutschland Gmbh established in Hamburg (reorganized in 1983).
-TAKITSU Co., Ltd. founded.
-Computer-connected automatic broadcasting system developed.
-National Police Agency makes bulk purchase of patrol car PA systems.

1972
-Pasco Co., Ltd. established.
-Pendent speaker, the industry's first of its kind, developed.
-900-series launched in the North American market.
-Desk-amplifiers are released.
-Automatic train announcement system installed at both Keisei Narita Station and Nankai Wakayakashi Station.
-Transfers medical equipment division operations to Toa Medical Electronics Co., Ltd. (now Sysmex Corporation).

Chika-Chika Wide amplifier
"Chika-Chika Wide" amplifier
Radio car
Radio car
1970
-TOA Communications Co., Ltd. established (now TOA Engineering Co., Ltd.).
-Takeo TOA Co., Ltd. established (now TAKEX Co., Ltd.).
-TOA equipment used for Osaka's Expo '70.
-"Chika-Chika" Series wireless amplifiers is released.

1960s

1969
-Emergency warning system developed.

The infamous 300 million yen robbery
The infamous 300 million yen robbery
Emergency warning system
Emergency warning system
1968
-TOA PA system logo introduced.
-New PA system using cabinet-rack format developed.
-Holds the 1st PA System Exhibition at the Osaka Shin-Hankyu Building.
-Megaphone for use in airplanes jointly developed with Japan Airlines.
-Establishes Takarazuka Metal Co., Ltd. (name changed to MECANIX Co., Ltd. in 1983), a company specializing in manufacturing metal press dies.
-Establishes a medical equipment sales company, Toa Medical Electronics Co., Ltd. (now Sysmex Corporation).

TOA's Blue Line series of amplifiers
TOA's Blue Line series of amplifiers
1967
-Blue Line series of amplifiers developed.

1965
-ACOUS Co., Ltd. founded.
-Transistor megaphone plant receiver JIS certification.

The Tokyo Olympic Games
The Tokyo Olympic Games
1964
-TOA broadcasting equipment chosen for 31 locations around Tokyo Olympic Games venues.

1963
-Automatic blood cell counting instrument developed and first unit delivered.
-Attracted industry-wide attention with development of HA-30 amplifier.
-Establishes Ikegami Metal Co., Ltd., a Toa satellite company specializing in metal spin forming.

TOA's new company building in Takarazuka
TOA's new company building in Takarazuka
1962
-New Production Facility established in Takarazuka, Hyogo Prefecture.
-Orients toward the development of a high power output PA system. Tests prove successful.

1961
-The decision is made to make inroads into the medical engineering (ME) industry.
-A police motorcycle PA system is developed.

1960
-"Toa's Megaphone," a radio commercial sung by The Peanuts (a popular Japanese singing duo of twin sisters) is produced and regularly broadcast.

1950s

TOA News
TOA News
CA-106
CA-106
1959
-CA-106 and CA-112 transistor amplifiers for automobiles developed.

1958
-TOA is recognized by MITI (Japan's Ministry of International Trade and Industry) as a model rationalized factory for small and medium enterprises.
-The second-generation ER-58 transistorized megaphone is released and well received.

TOA catalogs of 1957
TOA catalogs of 1957
1957
-Japan's first transistorized megaphone, the ER-57, is developed.

TOA's company headquarters in 1956
TOA's company headquarters in 1956
1956
-First floor of the ferroconcrete head office building under construction.

1955
-Electric megaphones win widespread popularity in Japan's national election.

EM-202
EM-202
Sales literature from around 1954
Sales literature from around 1954
1954
-"Three Guarantees" basic management policy established.
-Tokyo Office established."
-EM-202, the world's first electric megaphone, developed."

1953
-"Let's Grow With the TOA Brand."
-Exports to India, TOA's first overseas trade.

1934s

TOA's company headquarters in 1949
TOA's company headquarters in 1949
1949
-TOA Electric Co., Ltd. capitalized at Y500,000, with 12 employees and Tsunetaro Nakatani as president.
-Main factory established in Hyogo-ku, Kobe.

1947
-TOA returns from Tokushima to Kobe, and restarts operations in Kobe's Suma ward.
-Japan's first permanent reflex horn speaker developed.

1946
-Production resumes in Tokushima.

1945
-The company building is totally destroyed in the March 16 and 17 Kobe air raids.

TOA catalogs of 1944
TOA catalogs of 1944
1944
-A TOA product catalog from 1944.

1937
-The company moves to new premises on Shimosawa-dori in Kobe's Hyogo ward.

Trumpet horn
Trumpet horn
Mr. Tsunetaro Nakatani (TOA's first president)
Mr. Tsunetaro Nakatani (TOA's first president)
1934
-Inaugurated in Kobe by Tsunetaro Nakatani as TOA Electric Manufacturing Company.
-Production and sales of horn speakers, microphones and amplifiers begin.
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