History

  • February  2020
    Made Sigma A&V and Rental Corporation a 100% subsidiary.
  • December  2019
    Established Hibino Europe B.V. in Kingdom of the Netherlands as a 100% subsidiary.
  • August  2019
    Nihon Onkyo Engineering Co.,Ltd. made SANOH CORPORATION as a 100% subsidiary.
  • April  2019
    NIPPON SHEET GLASS ENVIRONMENT AMENITY CO.,LTD as a 100% subsidiary. The company changed its name to NIPPON ENVIRONMENT AMENITY CO.,LTD in June 2019.
  • February  2019
    Hibino USA, Inc. made TLS PRODUCTIONS, INC. in USA a subsidiary.
  • January  2019
    Made Sama Sound Inc., Sama D&I Co., Ltd. and Sama CDS Inc. in Korea a subsidiary.
  • December  2018
    Made TECHNO HOUSE INC. a 100% subsidiary.
  • May  2018
    Established Hibino Entertainment Corporation as a 100% subsidiary.
  • January  2018
    Nihon Onkyo Engineering Co.,Ltd. established a subsidiary NOE Asia Pacific Company Limited in Thailand.
  • May  2017
    Established Hibino USA, Inc. and H&X Technologies, Inc. in the USA as a 100% subsidiary.
  • December  2016
    Made JVCKENWOOD Arcs Corporation a subsidiary. The company changed its name to Hibino Arcs Corporation in July 2017. The company changed its name to Hibino Spacetech Corporation in October 2020.
  • April  2016
    Made ELECTORI CO.,LTD. a 100% subsidiary.
  • April  2015
    Made Nittobo Acoustic Engineering Co., Ltd. a 100% subsidiary. The company changed its name to Nihon Onkyo Engineering Co.,Ltd. in July 2015.
  • November  2014
    Made Medianix Inc. a 100% sub-subsidiary. Merged Medianix Inc. into the Hibino Media Technical Corporation in April 2016.
  • March  2014
    Made Covalent Sales Corporation a 100% subsidiary.
  • July  2013
    Made First Engineering Co., Ltd. a 100% subsidiary. The company changed its name to Hibino Lighting Inc. in February 2016.
  • June  2013
    Made Eightythree Corporation a 100% subsidiary.
  • January  2013
    Made Broadcast Equipment Service Co., Ltd. a 100% sub-subsidiary.
  • November  2011
    Made Hibino Asia Pacific Limited and Hibino Asia Pacific (Shanghai) Limited 100% subsidiaries.
  • October  2010
    Made VICTOR ARCS Co., Ltd. an equity-method affiliated company. The company changed its name to JVCKENWOOD Arcs Corporation in July 2014.
  • July  2010
    Transferred part of the production and professional visual equipment distribution agency business to subsidiary Media Technical Co., Ltd., which changed the corporate name to Hibino Media Technical Corporation.
  • April  2010
    Established Hibino Asia Pacific (Shanghai) Limited in Shanghai, China.
  • May  2008
    Made Studer Japan Broadcast Ltd. a 100% subsidiary. Merged Studer Japan Broadcast Ltd. into the Hibino Corporation in October 2019.
  • December  2007
    Made Heavy Moon, Inc. a 100% subsidiary. The company changed its name to Hibino Intersound Corporation in January 2009.
  • August  2007
    Established Hibino Asia Pacific Limited as a local corporation in Hong Kong.
  • April  2007
    Established Hibino Europe Limited in the United Kingdom as a 100% subsidiary. The company dissolved in October 2020.
  • April  2007
    Made Item Plus Co., Ltd. a 100% subsidiary. Merged Item Plus Co., Ltd. into the hibino chromatek Div. in January 2009.
  • September  2006
    Made Media Technical Co., Ltd a 100% subsidiary.
  • August  2006
    Obtained a license for the construction of telecommunications facilities (No. 21843) from the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
  • February  2006
    Listed its shares on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange (Current Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ (Standard)).
  • July  2004
    Merged hibino.com corporation and took over the company's event planning, design and consulting business, as well as the image and sound distribution services provided via the Internet.
  • March  2003
    Obtained ISO 9001: 2000 certification for our quality management system.
  • November  2002
    Integrated the business of Hibino Chromatek Co., Ltd. into Hibino Corporation and began developing and manufacturing visual equipment.
  • October  2002
    Made hibino.com corporation a 100% subsidiary through the exchange of shares.
  • June  2000
    Established hibino.com corporation to begin image and sound distribution services on the Internet.
  • April  1995
    Opened the Nagoya Branch.
  • February  1995
    Invested in Chromatek Inc. and began supporting the development of its products and sales. (The company changed its name to Hibino Chromatek Co, Ltd. in August 2001.)
  • October  1991
    Opened the Sapporo Branch.
  • June  1990
    Obtained a license (No. 83271) from the Governor of Tokyo as a company engaged in the construction of telecommunication facilities
  • May  1989
    Began system design, sale and maintenance services for visual equipment to be installed permanently at corporate showrooms and exhibition facilities
  • April  1989
    Opened the Fukuoka Branch
  • June  1988
    Changed the corporate name to Hibino Corporation and moved the head office to Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
  • November  1987
    Began installation services for sound, visual and computer systems.
  • February  1987
    Upgraded the base in Osaka to the Osaka Branch.
  • April  1985
    Began rental and operation services for large visual equipment.
  • May  1984
    Began the visual business on a full scale.
  • November  1983
    Moved the head office to Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
  • July  1983
    Opened a base in Osaka.
  • September  1976
    Moved the head office to Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo.
  • April  1971
    Began rental, installation and operation services for concert sound equipment.
  • November  1964
    Established as Hibino Electro Sound Inc. with 800,000 JPY in capital, being developed from Hibino Electric, which was founded in June 1956; and started the design, sale and repair of professional sound equipment.

Brief history of Hibino

1. Establishment – Founded in 1964 as a business selling audio equipment

A period of growing affluence during the Izanagi Economy (the period of economic growth from 1965 to 1970)

There was a sudden increase in demand for Western music as a symbol of affluence. Live performances were rare, and virtually all audio equipment was foreign-made. The business of selling audio equipment emerged from the idea that people wanted to enjoy sounds that were close to live performance.
From its founding, the Company focused on the sale of sound systems for commercial facilities. The business area steadily expanded to include the installation, sales, and construction of professional sound equipment for concert sound (PA), broadcasters, halls and theaters, and the Company grew to become the industry leader.

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2. Growth - Entered the concert sound (PA) business in 1971

Major change in Japanese culture triggered by the Osaka World Exposition

The Company was the fastest to respond to the importance of sound equipment at concerts and artists' demands for quality sound and sound equipment when there was a surge in large concerts and other events. The Company established the concert sound business, renting out sound equipment for concerts and providing operators to operate the equipment.
The Company's concert sound systems business expanded with the provision of the sound system for “Hakone Aphrodite,” the first major outdoor concert in Japan, for the World Rock Festival, and for other large venues, such as Budokan and the Tokyo Dome, and the Company grew to become the industry leader.

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3. Leap – Full-fledged entry into the image business in 1984

Increased demand for complex productions

The Company introduced the first multi-vision system in Japan for stage use as demand grew for productions that combined sound and images. Attracting large audiences and providing satisfaction were the top priorities in this golden age of events. The Company was an industry pioneer, establishing businesses in the areas of both sound and images.
Full-fledged entry into the image business meant that the Company also expanded into markets other than concerts, such as sports events, including the Olympics, national athletic meets, and motor races, as well as exhibitions and trade shows. Expanding the business with a partial contract structure, from the planning of image systems to consulting operations, the Company grew to become the industry leader.

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4. Fourth pillar – Expansion into development, manufacture and sales for image products in 2002

Technological innovation in the new digital age opens up possibilities for expression through images

Full color rendition using LED became possible with the development of blue LED, and there was increased interest in equipment able to render large, high-definition images.
In 2002, the year following the introduction of terrestrial digital broadcasting in Japan, Hibino established a “craftmanship structure” that utilized the know-how it had gained from the event image business. The Company commenced development, manufacture, and sales of image products. The Company developed high-performance LED processors and high-definition LED display systems from its proprietary digital image processing technology and established the brand Chroma LED.
Hibino's technology was highly regarded not only in Japan but also internationally, which led to the Company's entry into the digital signage market.

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