The History of Toho

More than 200 years of innovation

2019

Completed construction of new Kyoto factory Launched CERTUS System sales in N. America Installed repeat orders for large scale precision glass scrubbers

2018

Achieved AOAC validation for CERTUS Environmental Listeria Assay Toho Inc. achieves record sales results

2017

Appointed Exclusive Distributor of Nanometrics Material Characterization systems in N. America Launched CERTUS food safety operations in Chicago

2016

Tripled size of U.S. Sales office with move to new commercial loft facility in Chicago Acquired Daito Mitech, maker of X-ray imaging software and process equipment Concluded distribution agreement with…

2015

Launched Toho Automation Sales activity in the United States Expanded U.S. Sales Representation of Nanometrics Material Characterization products

2014

Acquired leading industrial electronics manufacturer Yoshida Electric Industry Co. Ltd. Established Silicon Valley business development operation

2013

Launched Distribution of Kramer Sonic Industries Scanning Acoustic Microscopy systems in North America Expanded Distribution of Medical Diagnostic Equipment in Japan

2012

Toho Indonesia established in Jakarta to serve industrial growth emerging markets Toho Technology Inc. re-incorporated and expanded

2011

Operations established in Korea, Wuxi, China, Guangzhou, China established Acquired Water Purification technologies featuring Electrolysis Cleaning systems

2010

Operations in Singapore and Taiwan officially established

2009

Concluded Technology Transfer from Zygo Corporation for Optical Inspection systems for the Displays Market

2008

Tokyo Applications and Sales office opened in Akihabara, Central Tokyo

2007

Operations established in Shiga Prefecture, Japan

2006

Established Design and Development center in Shanghai, China Operations established in Okazaki, Japan

2005

Concluded Technology Transfer from Nanometrics Inc. for Thin Film measurement systems for the Displays Market Opened sales office in Suzuhou, China & Ogaki, Japan

2004

Opening of New Factory, Toho Shanghai East Technology Co., Ltd, Quing Pu, China Operations established in Toyota city, Japan and Tianjin, China

2003

Concluded Technology Transfer from KLA-Tencor Corporation for Thin Film Stress Measurement systems Achieved ISO 14001 Certification Established Eastern HVAC Systems Co., Ltd. in Nagoya, Japan

2002

Established Toho Technology Co., Ltd in Shanghai Quingpu Industrial Park

2001

Established Toho Technology U.S.A. llc in Chicago, Illinois U.S.A. Established Shanghai Toho Technology Co., Ltd in Shanghai, China

1999

Concluded Technology Transfer from KLA-Tencor Corporation for Profiler systems for the Displays Market

1994

Established joint venture in China with regional government

1991

Constructed and opened new Factory in Inazawa, Japan

1990

Merged industrial and home appliance divisions

1988

Constructed new Headquarters building in central Nagoya, Japan

1977

Began Multiplex Transmission device sales and manufacturing of TOLINE series

1970

Established Engineering operations in group companies

1969

Initiated Manufacturing operations for industrial electronics in Japan

1961

Industrial and Consumer Electronics operations divided into two companies

1932

Established asset management company Yowakai, the predecessor of Toho Technology Corporation.

Toa Industries established in Nagoya, Japan (first entry into technology markets)

1921

Co-founded Meitetsu Nagoya Railroad in central Japan.

1900

Co-founded Nagoya Electric Railway, the predecessor of Meitetsu (Nagoya Railroad) in the City of Nagoya.

1896

Supported the foundation of the Meiji Bank

1893

Tomita Jusuke IV established agricultural business in Toyohashi city.

1880

Established Forestry and Timber business near Miya River in Mie.

1853

Tomita Jusuke III, expanded business to include imported wool fabric and cosmetics following Japan’s opening of Yokohama and Kobe ports to the world.

1829

Founded “Momijiya” family owned dry goods store in former Teppo-cho, location of current Toho headquarters.

1819

Tomita Jusuke I, moved from Komi, Chita city to Nagoya to establish operations.

In 1819 in Nagoya, Japan, the Tomita family, founders of modern day Toho Technology, saw a new business opportunity and began distribution of imported American dry goods into feudal Japan.