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





Installed in network camera systems to Nara National Museum.

Released the TRIFORA Series of network camera systems featuring full HD picture quality.

Network Camera System TRIFORA catalo

Sochi Winter Olympics.

Abeno Harukas commercial complex and Japan's tallest building open for business.

Japanese consumption tax increased to 8%.

FIFA Soccer World Cup held in Brazil.


Digital Wireless System



Audio distribution business begins (transferred from Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd.).

Tokyo selected to host 2020 Olympic Games.




Released 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.

Installed 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.

History Topics

For More People Farther Away

Miyakojima City Hall in Okinawa Horn array speaker

Tokyo Skytree opens.

London Olympics.


Broadcast of the "Kanon," TV program, jointly produced by TOA and Sun Television, begins.

TOA co-sponsors the 1st Kobe Marathon with sound.

History Topics

Announcements! Encouragements!

Kobe Marathon

Smart matrix system, digital power amplifiers and other equipment installed at Wimbledon tennis courts in the U.K.

History Topics

The Sounds of Wimbledon

Wimbledon tennis courts

Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami claim more than 19,000 casualties.

Nuclear power plant explosions in Fukushima cause extensive dispersal of radioactive substances.




TOA Communication Systems, Inc. founded in the United States..

TOA Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. founded in Thailand.

PT. TOA-GALVA Prima Karya founded in Indonesia.

Installed sound systems in the main pavilion and many other facilities at Expo 2010 Shanghai.

European emergency broadcast system standard EN 54 approval obtained.

TOA Receives Prestigious 'Commissioner for Cultural Affairs Award' for Mecenat Activities.

History Topics

For Each Generation, Its Own Form

The 2010 Mecenat Award Trophy awarded for the Director General of the Agency of Cultural Affairs Prize

Massive earthquake in Haiti kills more than 220,000.

Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Entire Tohoku Shinkansen line completed, connecting Tokyo and Aomori.

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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.