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
-Full-scale entry into the business field related to Earthquake Early Warning systems.
-Dissolves TOA ASSOCIATE CORPORATION.

2005
-Development of Line Array Speakers.
-First development of Multichannel Digital Power Amplifiers designed for high impedance applications in Japan.
-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) LIMITED. is established in China.
Packet Audio network PA system (NX-100) released.
-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.
-New products employing TOA's networking technologies are released.
NetCanSee video networking system(N-CC1110)

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.
-IP series dual power amplifier for facilities released.
-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.
-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
-Arena audio system installed in Fukuoka Dome.
-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.
-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.
-SAORI Digital Signal Processor developed.

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

1987
-Information Center opened.
-All-zone broadcast system 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
-Y75 million worth of order received for equipment for Africa's largest soccer stadium in Angola.
-Intercom System developed.

Ball speaker
Ball speaker
1975
-Joint venture PT. TOA GALVA INDUSTRIES founded in Jakarta, Indonesia.
-"Replica series" Professional Sound System developed.

1974
-TOA Electronics, Inc. established in San Francisco.
-Z-Series amplifiers enjoy excellent reputation.

1973
-TOA ELECTRONICS DEUTSCHLAND G.m.b.H. 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.

1939
-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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