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Tamura Corporation has celebrated the 100th anniversary

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all our stakeholders who have supported us over the century.

With a view to the future beyond the 100th anniversary, we renew our commitment to contributing to the world
enhancing not only our corporate value but also the value of society as a whole.



Message from the President

Focus on Quality Products for 100 years and beyond

Tamura Corporation celebrated its 100th anniversary on May 11, 2024.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all our stakeholders including customers, shareholders, and our current and former employees, for supporting and working hard for us to overcome various challenges in the environment and to reach this day.

Tamura has developed a wide range of products, based on the philosophy of its founder, Tokumatsu Tamura, that our products must be the finest in the world, which is our mission.
Starting from the sale of radios and a passion to pursue better sound, we have honed our technology in magnetic components, soldering products, and audio and communications areas. We have continued to push forward with manufacturing excellence based on the foundation of making right and quality products.
I am confident that these core competencies that we have cultivated over the years will help us build a strong future for the next 100 years.

The Tamura Group continues to aim to become one and only company beyond its 100th anniversary.
By boldly tackling the challenges of the turbulent times, while maintaining the good corporate culture we have built, we will continue to contribute to the world as a global company.

Masahiro Asada
Representative Director, President & CEO

History of Tamura


Tamura Radio Store, the forerunner of Tamura Corporation, is opened on a street corner in Tokyo's Shinjuku district in 1924, a year before the start of radio broadcasting in Japan.


The business begins by importing radios and radio parts to sell and repair them. Then Tamura receives an order for electric phonographs from record manufacturer, Polydor, and simultaneously begins sales of own brand phonographs.


The number of radio subscriptions in Japan exceeds two million. Tamura develops
in-house the P72 low-frequency transformer, which significantly improves sound quality.


Tamura develops
moving-coil microphones, which are delivered to Asakusa International Theatre and also to the broadcasting stations all over in Japan.


Tamura Corporation is established to expand business from a small retailer to a manufacturer, which dedicated to producing the world's
top-quality products.


Construction of new factory in Higashi-Oizumi, Nerima is completed. Most operations are transferred. (current headquarters of Tamura Group)


A labor union formed with about 150 members. After some disputes and split of union, the Tamura Labor Union is established in 1947.


Tamura's compact,
low-frequency transformers are used in the first transistor radios made in Japan. The radio becomes a blockbuster hit product, lending momentum to the Company's full-fledged advance into transformers for consumer use.


Tamura invents SOLDERITE, Japan's first non-corrosive soldering flux and starts an
in-house specialized chemistry laboratory.


Television sets rapidly becomes commonplace at households. Tamura develops its first audio mixer for broadcasting use.


Tamura enters the
low-power wireless device business. At Tokyo Olympics Games in 1964, Tamura's wireless microphones are installed in each stadium and are used to record the official documentary films.


With the arrival of the transistors after vacuum tubes, the use of printed circuit boards spreads rapidly. Tamura develops its first automated soldering machine and subsequently provides support for the
mass-production of home appliances.


Tamura establishes its first-ever overseas production facility, Taiwan Tamura Denshi for the purpose of increasing its production capacity and reducing cost in response to increased orders from the U.S.


Building on its track record for highly reliable transformers, Tamura begins development of transformers and coils for use in Japan's first practical satellites: the Ume ionosphere sounding satellite (ISS) and the Kiku engineering test satellite (ETS-1).


Japanese manufacturers introduce the world's first consumer VCRs, and Tamura supplies power transformers for both the Beta and the VHS formats.


Tamura develops
power-supply equipment for personal computers. The order from TANDY, a US company, lead to the first mass production of switching power-supply equipment and produces over 1.5 million units.


Switching power-supply equipment becomes popular from mid-1970s. Tamura begins sales of high-frequency transformers in response to increasing needs for TVs and VCRs.


Tamura develops an LCD backlight inverter using a piezoelectric transformer, for notebook PCs, contributing to their
thin-profile design.


Tamura develops solder paste for semiconductor packages, which is approved for use by a major U.S. semiconductor manufacturer in 1996.


To comply with enforcement of the RoHS directive in 2006, Tamura takes the early initiative in developing lead-free solutions. The lead-free response for soldering systems is especially popular and swiftly propels Tamura to global market share leadership in reflow soldering equipment.


Tamura audio mixing consoles and other digital broadcasting facilities are delivered to television stations in preparation for terrestrial digital broadcasting.


Tamura begins mass production of
energy-saving LED lights made possible by the fusion of LED application technologies developed for vending machine display buttons and power source technologies.


With the arrival of hybrid vehicles, Tamura begins mass production of automotive
step-up reactors.


Tamura develops solder resists for black absorbers and for flexible printed circuit boards. Those solder resists are used in mobile devices including smartphones and tablets.


Tamura makes a full-scale entry into the market for large transformers and reactors used in renewable energy, railway, industrial plants, power transmission and distribution systems, and other applications.


Tamura achieves the world's first MOS transistor used gallium oxide (Ga2O3), the
next-generation semiconductor power devices from Japan. Tamura's R&D department for Ga2O3 is carved out as a new venture, Novel Crystal Technology (NCT). (NCT is a
non-consolidated affiliate of Tamura)


With a stronghold in broadcasting audio mixers in Japan, Tamura develops new IP-based mixers, NTX series in response to digitization of broadcasting stations.

Tamura's First Century:
A Story of Challenges
and Technology

The history of Tamura Corporation starts from foundation of Tamura Radio Store in 1924, a year before radio broadcasting begins in Japan.
The four video footages show the stories of how Tamura has overcome challenges repeatedly to meet the needs of each era.

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