Company History

March 1950 The corporate representative, Shoshichi Ito founded Star Central Trading Co.,Ltd.(Star Central) , at 3-24, Chikusatori, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya City. (Photographs 1 and 2)
As a general sales agency for the Tokai area of Fuji Seisakujo Co., Ltd., the company started selling radio parts.
November 1950 A general agency contract for the Chubu area was contracted with Kataoka Electric Co., Ltd. (current Alps Electric Co., Ltd.)
September 1954 Sales of vacuum tubes and cathode-ray tubes of Hitachi, Ltd., started.
June 1957 Ito Electronics Co., Ltd., was founded at 12, Nishikawaramachi, Naka-ku, Nagoya City.
Shoshichi Ito assumed the post of representative director and president. The handling of products from Alps Electric and Hitachi was inherited from Star Central Trading Co.,Ltd.
September 1964 A special agency contract for semiconductors with Hitachi, Ltd., was concluded. (Photograph 3)
October 1970 The headquarters office building was built at the present location. The headquarters was relocated. (Photograph 4)
April 1976 Sales of products from Hitachi Cable, Ltd., started.
April 1977 Sales of products from Hitachi Maxell, Ltd., started.
June 1986 Toyohashi sales office opened. Yohei Kono assumed the post of representative director and president.
April 1990 ASIC Design Center opened.
June 1991 Kanazawa sales office opened.
June 1997 Naoki Ito assumed the post of representative director and president.
December 2001 Hong Kong branch is estabilished.
April 2003 Along with inauguration of Renesas Technology Corporation, it became a special agency for Renesas.
August 2004 Hong Kong branch is incorporated to Ito Electronics HK Limited.
September 2004 Hong Kong branch was localized. (Ito Electronics HK Limited)
May 2005 Ito Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. is established.
June 2006 Kanto sales office opened.
June 2007 Celebrated the 50th anniversary of its founding. (Photograph 5)
April 2012 Ito Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. is established.
May 2014 ITO ELECTRONICS (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED is established.
January 2016 ITO ELECTRONICS MEXICO, S.A.DE C.V. is established.
June 2016 Ito Electronics USA, Inc. is established.

Star Central Trading Co.,Ltd.(Star Central)
1.Star Central Trading Co.,Ltd.(Star Central)

Shoshichi Ito
2.Shoshichi Ito

Certificate of special agency for Hitachi electronic components
3.Certificate of special agency for Hitachi electronic components

Ceremony for relocation of the headquarters office building
4.Ceremony for relocation of the headquarters office building

Celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the company
5.Celebration commemorating the 50th anniversary of the founding of the company

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