About Pioneer

Fast Facts:

  • Unlike most other companies in the industry, Pioneer chose not to develop videocassette recorders – instead developing the LaserDisc.  The company’s involvement in optical disc technology grew from LaserDisc to include a leadership role in the development of DVD and Blu-ray Disc technology.

     

  • Pioneer leads the professional DJ equipment industry with innovative products like the world’s first digital vinyl turntable and the world’s first DVD turntable – allowing DJs to spin, scratch and otherwise manipulate CDs and DVDs.

     

  • Pioneer opened its first office in the United States in the Empire State Building in 1972.

     

Pioneer was founded in 1938 in Tokyo, Japan by Nozomu Matsumoto - a man with a passion for music that he hoped to share with the world through high quality audio speakers. That passion began with a small operation to repair and manufacture speakers in Matsumoto's garage. It has since grown to international stature as a manufacturer of audio and video products for use at home, in the car and in business environments.

The element that has not changed in nearly 70 years is the passion for audio and video products that we hope to share with the world. From the employees at our research labs looking for the "next big thing" to the engineers at our factories focused on quality assurance to our product trainers explaining the new technology to our customers - we remain passionate about creating an unbeatable entertainment experience.

We invite you to spend some time surfing our Web site. Check out the newest product line, learn more about the technology and how it can impact your life. We think that we'll capture your passion for entertainment. And that you will want to see ... and hear more.