- Company Name
- Onkyo & Pioneer Corporation
- Kitahama Chuo Bldg. 2-2-22 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka, 541-0041, Japan
- July 1, 2005
- Hiroshi Nakano, President
- 3,498,876,250 yen (as of March 2, 2015)
- Equity Shareholders
- Onkyo Corporation
- Fiscal Year
- From April 1 to March 31
- Description of Business
- Planning, development, manufacturing, and sales of audio-visual-related products, etc.
Onkyo Asia Electronics Sdn. Bhd.
- September, 1946
- Established in Miyakojima-ku, Osaka City, as Osaka Denki Onkyo K.K.
- March, 1947
- Changed corporate name to Osaka Onkyo K.K.
- June, 1952
- Relocated headquarters and factory to Asahi-ku, Osaka City
- June, 1957
- Entered an equity capital agreement with Toshiba Corporation
- January, 1961
- Opened Kori Factory in Neyagawa City, Osaka
- April, 1969
- Opened Nisshin Factory in Neyagawa City, Osaka
- September, 1971
- Changed corporate name to Onkyo Corporation
- July, 1972
- Established Onkyo Europe Electronics GmbH (currently a consolidated subsidiary) as a sales company in Germany
- November, 1972
- Relocated headquarters to Neyagawa City, Osaka, and established Acoustic Technology Research Center (currently Development Center)
- October, 1975
- Established Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation as a sales company
- April, 1979
- Established Onkyo America, Inc., as a manufacturing company
- April, 1980
- Established Onkyo Electronics Corporation (currently a consolidated subsidiary) as a manufacturing company in Tsu City, Mie
- May, 1986
- Established Tottori Onkyo Corporation (currently a consolidated subsidiary) as a manufacturing company in Kurayoshi City, Tottori
- May, 1989
- Established Onkyo (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. as a manufacturing company in Malaysia
- April, 1991
- Established Onkyo Electric (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary) as a manufacturing company in Malaysia
- June, 1993
- Dissolved capital alliance with Toshiba Corporation
- July, 1993
- Commenced sales of INTEC 275 hi-fi component system
- September, 1993
- Established Onkyo LIV Corporation (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
- May, 1994
- Commenced sales of world’s first THX®-certified A/V receiver (TX-SV919THX), in cooperation with Lucasfilm Ltd. (currently THX Ltd.)
- June, 1995
- Commenced sales of INTEC 185 micro component system
- March, 1996
- Established Business Network Telecom Corporation (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
- June, 1997
- Acquired one-third stake in Onkyo China Co., Ltd. (currently an equity affiliate), as a sales company in Hong Kong
- January, 1998
- Commenced production and distribution of OMF cone speakers
- February, 1998
- Established a real estate business to more effectively use land formerly accommodating the Nisshin and Kori factories
- March, 1998
- Commenced sales of audio board for PC
- August, 1998
- Achieved ISO9001 certification, an international quality management standard
- February, 2000
- Acquired new office building (Onkyo Yaesu building) in Chuo-ku, Tokyo
- August, 2000
- Transferred stocks of Onkyo America, Inc.
- October, 2000
- Acquired interest in Onkyo Shah Alam (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary, Onkyo Asia Electronics Sdn. Bhd.)
- December, 2000
- Achieved ISO14001 certification, an international standard of environmental management
- April, 2001
- Commenced sales of GXW-5.1—the industry’s first home theater system compatible with Dolby® Pro Logic® II
- November, 2001
- Established Shanghai Onkyo Electronics Corporation (currently a consolidated subsidiary) as a manufacturing company in Shanghai, China
- March, 2002
- Transferred stocks of Business Network Telecom Corporation
- March, 2002
- Established Onkyo Industrial Components, Inc. as a sales company in the USA
- May, 2002
- Commenced sales of BASE-V10 micro home theater system
- February, 2003
- Registered over-the-counter stock in Japan Securities Dealers Association
- April, 2003
- Commenced sales of DTA-7—the world’s first 7-channel digital power amplifier
- January, 2004
- Acquired interest in Plus Industry Co., Ltd. (currently an equity affiliate) and Zhongshan Purasu Acoustic Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
- February, 2004
- Established Shanghai Onkyo International Trade Corporation as a sales company in Shanghai, China
- December, 2004
- Deregistered over-the-counter stock in Japan Securities Dealers Association and listed on JASDAQ stock exchange
- August, 2005
- Established e-onkyo music store, a high-quality music distribution service
- September, 2005
- Established CO3 Corporation Ltd. (currently an equity affiliate) through consolidation with J-Stream Inc.
- January, 2006
- Changed company name to Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation through consolidation with Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation (an expired corporation) and Onkyo Industrial Components, Inc. (a merged corporation)
- May, 2006
- Commenced sales of HDC-7, an HD Media Computer which incorporated Intel® Viiv™ technology, a first for the specialized audio manufacturer
- June, 2006
- Onkyo China Co. Ltd. established Guangzhou Onkyo Electronics Corporation (currently an equity affiliate)
- June, 2006
- Onkyo LIV Corporation acquired an interest in Business Network Telecom Corporation
- July, 2006
- Established DO Corporation (currently an equity affiliate) through a consolidation with Daikoku Denki Co.,Ltd.
- August, 2006
- Changed the name of Onkyo LIV Corporation to Onkyo Marketing Corporation
- August, 2007
- Acquired an interest in Sotec Co., Ltd.
- January, 2008
- Acquired an interest in Technol Eight Corporation
- March, 2008
- Liquidated Onkyo (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
- May, 2008
- Liquidated Shanghai Onkyo International Trade Corporation
- September, 2008
- Merged with Sotec Co., Ltd.
- September, 2008
- Merged Onkyo Entertainment Technology Corporation with Onkyo Marketing Corporation and changed name to Onkyo Entertainment Technology Corporation (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
- October, 2008
- Acquired an additional interest in Onkyo China Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
- October, 2008
- Acquired an interest in S&O Electronics (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. (currently an equity affiliate)
- May, 2009
- Transferred all stocks of Technol Eight Corporation
- October, 2009
- Rolled out Onkyo brand personal computer products (Japan only)
- February, 2010
- Established Onkyo China PRC (Shanghai) as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Onkyo China Co., Ltd. (currently a consolidated subsidiary)
- April, 2010
- Listed on JASDAQ market in Osaka Securities Exchange (following merger between JASDAQ Securities Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange)
- May, 2010
- Jointly established Onkyo Inventa (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (currently an equity affiliate) with Inventec Corporation
- June, 2010
- Established Onkyo Inventa Technologies (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. (currently an equity affiliate) as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Onkyo Inventa (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
- October, 2010
- Established Onkyo Corporation as a holding company
- October, 2010
- Listed on JASDAQ market in Osaka Securities Exchange
- December, 2010
- Established Onkyo Sound & Vision Corporation, Onkyo Digital Solutions Corporation, Onkyo Development & Manufacturing Corporation, and Onkyo Marketing Japan Corporation, following company split under a holding company structure
- March, 2011
- Transferred stocks of Onkyo Inventa (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd.
- March, 2011
- Onkyo Inventa (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. and Onkyo Inventa Technologies (Tianjin) Co., Ltd. become Onkyo’s equity affiliates
- January, 2012
- Entered into a capital and business alliance with Gibson Guitar Corporation
- January, 2012
- Transferred some Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation stock to Gibson Guitar Corporation
- January, 2012
- Entered into a capital and business alliance with TEAC Corporation
- March, 2012
- Headquarters relocated to Chuo-ku, Osaka City. Onkyo Technical Center remains in Neyagawa City, Osaka
- June, 2012
- Established Moneual Onkyo Lifestyle Inc. through a consolidation with Moneual Inc.
- July, 2012
- Established Digital Acoustic Corporation
The first step toward pure audio.
Osaka Denki ONKYO K.K. is established and begins manufacturing phonograph pickups. The CP-1000—the first product to bear the ONKYO brand—goes on sale. It retails for ¥300—this in a period when the average monthly income is ¥500.
Selected as a “best buy” in Japan by “Kurashi no Techno”.
The ST-55 tabletop separate-component stereo system starts selling. Its performance, sound quality, and no-frills functional beauty make it a runaway best seller. A boom in tabletop separate-component stereo systems is triggered.
The slogan “four amplifiers” scores a big hit.
The MC2200 multi-channel stereo is announced. A multi-channel stereo boom grips Japan.
ONKYO wins first prize in the preamplifier category at the first Stereo Component Grand Prix.
The Integra A725 preamplifier system starts selling. New technical methods are employed for 90% of the design process, making the A725 the first of a new generation of products. MITI awards ONKYO the G-Mark for design excellence.
ONKYO achieves significant improvement in tuning accuracy through the use of quartz oscillators.
The TS-503 quartz-locked tuner is introduced. Automatic four-channel receivers start selling.
Automatic continuous playback, high-speed dubbing, and simultaneous mixing become available in consumer products for the first time.
The TA-W800—the world’s first high-speed dubbing, double-cassette tape deck—starts selling. Consumers are now able to enjoy a wide variety of tape-editing functions.
The world’s first CD player—the C-700—with optical data transfer is marketed.
This revolutionary CD player uses a method to link the digital and analog blocks by using optical switching signals to prevent digital signal interference. The result is an improvement in the sound quality of digital audio components.
ONKYO gains a strong reputation in the United States as an A/V receiver manufacturer.
The TX-SV7M A/V receiver equipped with Dolby Surround decoding starts selling. The lineup of quality products is topped by the super-deluxe and best-selling TX-SV909PRO.
Quest Integra and Quest Scepter marketed.
These products feature a new design concept and employ carefully selected materials and parts.
The world’s first THX™ certified A/V receiver released.
Onkyo joins forces with Lucasfilm to launch the world’s first THX™ certified A/V receiver, the five-channel TX-SV919THX. The Lucasfilm division later becomes known as THX Ltd, provider of the leading quality-assurance certification program in the home theater industry.
The world’s first THX™ certified 5.1-channel A/V receiver released.
Onkyo builds on the THX relationship with the TX-DS939, the world’s first THX certified 5.1-channel receiver. This model makes a huge impact in the world of immersive home theater.
Onkyo Micro Fiber (OMF) appears in speakers.
OMF is first used to construct Onkyo speaker cones. The fiber is shown to be effective in absorbing surface vibrations while enabling a fast, accurate response.
The world’s first 7.1-channel A/V receiver with THX Surround EX.
As Dolby Digital decoding enters the mainstream, the TX-DS989 pushes even further with THX Surround EX, which creates a truly immersive experience with effects steered behind the listener.
The world’s first fully modular A/V home network receiver introduced.
With back-side slots for replaceable modules, the TX-NR1000 gives a glimpse of the potential for A/V receivers to be upgradeable, customized components. The TX-NR1000 is also one of the first receivers to include network connectivity, as Onkyo’s proprietary Net-Tune interfaces with HDMI and IEEE1394 modules.
The world’s first receivers featuring Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio™, and HQV Reon-VX introduced.
Representing the first generation of A/V receivers to handle both video and audio in high definition, the TX-NR905 and TX-SR875 decode studio master-quality sound using the Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio codecs. These two receivers are also the first to incorporate the video processing power of HQV Reon-VX.
Nine-channel power amplifier is released.
Incorporating key technologies such as WRAT and Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, the PA-MC5500 nine-channel amplifier marked a milestone in Onkyo’s journey toward perfect audio. As well as improving the performance and efficiency of its circuit architecture, Onkyo made efforts to eliminate vibration in its nine-channel model. This culminated in a rigid chassis design that significantly improved sound quality. The PA-MC5500 was soon regarded as the ultimate in home theater surround sound.
Flagship “Reference” Hi-Fi Series makes its debut.
With the introduction of DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry), Onkyo set about producing a series of exclusive hi-fi separates for the committed audio enthusiast. The resulting Reference Series components showcase the DIDRC’s ability to reduce dynamic noise, and are noted for highly transparent, expressive stereo performance.