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Group History


  • 1971

    "Tohei Industry" was founded in Fukushima Prefecture.
    Started development, manufacturing and sales of audio equipment products.
  • 1972

    Established "Precision Metal Mold Parts Manufacturing Division".


  • 1982

    Started production and sales of "VTR mechanism" developed in-house
  • 1985

    Completed the construction of the head office and plant in Yanase, Ishikawa-machi, Fukushima Prefecture
    Started operation and started design, manufacturing and sales of compact disc mechanisms and their basic circuits
    Completed precision plastic molding plant
    Completed in-house development of CD-ROM mechanism

  • 1987

    Installed an IM line for PCB production at the group companies
  • 1989

    Established Hong Kong Tohei E.M.C. Co., Ltd. and a production plant (contract processing plant) in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China


  • 1993

    Established press department as parts division in China plant
  • 1995

    Established PCB intelligent manufacturing and SMT department in China plant
  • 1997

    Started EMS manufacturing of in-vehicle 8-disc changer mechanism for Japanese home appliance manufacturers
    China plant acquired ISO9001 certification
  • 1998

    Started design, manufacturing and sales of DVD mechanisms and their control circuits


  • 2000

    Started EMS manufacturing of ATM-related mechanism modules for Japanese information equipment manufacturers

  • 2003

    Completed the construction of a new plant in Qingxi Town, Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, China
    Moved to the newly built plant
    The plant was reorganized into Dongguan Tohei E.M.C. Co., Ltd. as a local subsidiary in China

  • 2004

    Started EMS manufacturing of DVD-ROM drive mechanisms for genuine DVD navigation system of Japanese automobile manufacturers
    China plant acquired ISO14001 certification.
  • 2005

    Established a new plastic molding factory in China plant

  • 2006

    Started EMS manufacturing of effectors for Japanese music equipment manufacturers
  • 2007

    China plant acquired ISO/TS16949 certification
  • 2009

    Transferred most of the business of Hong Kong Tohei E.M.C. Co., Ltd. to the China plant
    Acquired the Grade-AA certification, the highest corporate rank certified by Guangdong Huangpu Customs


  • 2010

    Transferred development and design business and staff from the Japanese head office to the plant in China
    Started EMS manufacturing of equipment for Japanese beauty and health equipment manufacturers
    Started EMS manufacturing of arcade game machines for Japanese entertainment companies
  • 2013

    Established Tokyo sales office of Hong Kong Tohei E.M.C. Co., Ltd.
  • 2014

    Established Osaka sales office of Hong Kong Tohei E.M.C. Co., Ltd.
  • 2015

    Started EMS production of currency identifiers for Japanese industrial equipment manufacturers
    Started investment in venture companies

  • 2016

    Acquired certification of high-grade certified enterprise, the highest corporate rank certified by Guangdong Huangpu Customs
    Started production of IoT position trackers through a joint project
  • 2018

    Established T & H Design Co., Ltd.
  • 2019

    Tohei E.M.C. Co., Ltd. marks its 30th anniversary of expansion into China


  • 2022

    Established Tohei Holdings, Ltd.