TOA History

  • From 1934
  • From 1950
  • From 1960
  • From 1970
  • From 1980
  • From 1990
  • From 2000
  • From 2010

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Product history

Company history

Historic events

2009

S-D7000

VM-3000

TOA ELECTRONICS SOUTHERN AFRICA (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED founded in Republic of South Africa.

TOA security equipment receives approval from the Recognition of Better Security Systems (RBSS).

Installed large-scale line array speakers(types A,C,etc.) at Hanshin Koshien Stadium.

History Topics

Clear, True-to-Life Sound Conveys the Passion of the Game!

Line array speakers

Japan's first lay judge system begins.

2008

ER-1000

Line Array Speaker typeH

TOA ELECTRONICS (M) SDN. BHD., a Malaysian overseas subsidiary, is established.

The TOA Direct,, TOA's direct internet sales website opens for business.

ACOUS Corporation, Pasco Co., Ltd. merge and continue as ACOUS Corporation.

Involvement in many facilities at the Beijing Olympics, including the Main Stadium and Olympic Village.

Beijing National Stadium (nicknamed The Bird's Nest)

Akihabara massacre in Tokyo (7 dead).

Beijing Olympics.

Lehman Brothers (USA) bankruptcy.

Barak Obama elected president of the United States.

2007

A-2120

NX-220HU

Global stock market crash (subprime mortgage crisis)

Japan Post Group established.

2006

SX-2000

WA-1712

Full-scale entry into the business field related to Earthquake Early Warning systems.

Earthquake Early Warning System catalog

2005

HX-5B

DP-L2

Development of Line Array Speakers.

First development of Multichannel Digital Power Amplifiers designed for high impedance applications in Japan.

TOA Music Workshop, a music-focused experimental program designed for elementary and middle school children, commences operation.

Emergency/general purpose broadcast systems installed in the TAIPEI 101 skyscraper, a high-rise office building built in Taipei, Taiwan.

History Topics

Sound Protecting Skyscrapers

The TAIPEI 101 skyscraper in Taipei, Taiwan

Expo 2005 opens in Aichi Prefecture.

JR train derailment accident occurs, killing 107 people.

2004

N-8000 Series

C-CV10-3

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.

Super Streetlight System installed in Tokyo's Ginza district.

History Topics

Public Safety & Security

Super Streetlight System

Athens Olympics.

Chuetsu Earthquake kills 40 people.

Sumatra Earthquake and tsunami kill more than 300,000 people.

Beslan school hostage crisis (Russia).

2003

D-901

Construction of new factory of ACOUS Co., Ltd. completed.

TOA ASSOCIATE CORPORATION established.

Personal Information Protection Law established.

Iraq War.

2002

VX-2000

NX-100

TOA's wholly-owned subsidiary, TOA (CHINA) LIMITED. is established in China.

ACOUS Corporation, AIREX Co., Ltd., and MECANIX Co., Ltd. merge and continue as ACOUS Corporation.

Packet Audio network PA system (NX-100) released.

Network Audio Adapter NX-100

FIFA World Cup held in Japan and Korea.

Operation of basic resident registration network system begins.

Circulation of Euro currency begins.

2001

VM-2000

N-CC1000

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.

New products employing TOA's networking technologies are released.

NetCanSee video networking system(N-CC1110)

TOA's Takarazuka headquarters win ISO 14001 certification for environmental compatibility.

TOA installs the ix-3000 and other sound systems in NHK Hall, Osaka.

Control room at NHK Osaka Hall

Field sound systems and integrated emergency systems are installed in Kobe Wing Stadium, one of the venues used for the 2002 FIFA World Cup.

History Topics

Making Stadiums Come Alive

Wing Stadium, Kobe

Osaka elementary school massacre.

September 11 attack on New York's World Trade Center.

2000年(鐃緒申/鐃緒申2年)

BS-1030B

WM-4000

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.

HELLO JAPAN! HELLO 21!! in GIFU

Russian president Vladimir Putin takes office.

Volcanic eruption of Mt. Oyama on the island of Miyakejima.

Okinawa Summit held.

Sydney Olympics.

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About TOA

TOA is a company established in 1934, in Kobe, Japan. We provide innovative solutions and products centering those which provide sound. What TOA values is people’s smile. With more than 30 locations, we contribute to create a safe and reliable society globally with excitement, supporting the needs of local community.