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Corporate History

1971 Tohei Industrial Co., Ltd. was founded, and started developing, manufacturing and selling audio products.
1972 Set up precise metal stamping division.
1982 Started manufacturing and selling self-developed VTR mechanisms.
1985 Built the head factory in Yanase, Ishikawa-Cho, Fukushima , and started operation.
Started designing, manufacturing and selling CD mechanisms and its control circuit.
Built precise plastic-injection facility. Developed CD-ROM mechanisms.
1987 Set up PCB manufacturing division (auto-insertion Machines) in group company.
1989 Founded Hong Kong Tohei E.M.C. Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong and production plant (sub-contract factory) in Shenzhen, China.
1993 Set up metal stamping division in the China factory.
1995 Set up PCB manufacturing division (auto-insertion machines and SMT :Surface Mount machines) in the China factory.
1997 Started EMS-manufacturing automotive CD changer mechanisms (8pcs) for Japanese customers. The China factory was certified to ISO 9001.
1998 Started designing, manufacturing and selling DVD mechanisms and its control circuit.
2000 Started EMS-manufacturing ATM module mechanisms for a Japanese customer.
2003 Founded a new factory “Dongguan Tohei E.M.C. Co., Ltd.” in Qingxi, Dongguan, Guangdon. Changed the form of organization to China domestic enterprise company from previous sub-contract factory.
2004 Started EMS-manufacturing DVD-ROM drive mechanism for automotive navigation system for a Japanese customer.
China factory was certified to ISO14001.
2005 Set up plastic injection division in the China factory.
2006 Started EMS-manufacturing effectors for a Japanese music instrument company.
2007 China factory was certified to ISO/TS16949.
2009 Shifted most of Hong Kong Tohei business to the China factory.
Chosen as one of the best enterprises and certified to “AA Rank” by Huangpu Customs, Guangdong.
2010 Shifted Japan R&D business and employees to the China factory.
Started EMS-manufacturing beauty & health equipments for a Japanese customer.
Started EMS-manufacturing arcade game equipments for a Japanese customer.
2013 Founded Hong Kong Tohei E.M.C. Co., Ltd. Tokyo Sales Office.
2014 Founded Hong Kong Tohei E.M.C. Co., Ltd. Osaka Sales Office.
2015 Started manufacturing bill validators on EMS for Japanese industrial equipment companies.
Started investing in IoT-related ventures in Silicon Valley.
2016 Certified as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), the most beneficial credit, by Guandong Huangpu Customs.
Stated manufacturing IoT position truckers on joint project.
2018 Founded T&H DESIGN CO.,LTD.