Founded in 1948 in Nagoya , Aiphone has grown to be the world's largest manufacturer of intercom
systems. We have earned a position of leadership by focusing on quality every step of the way.
Through our strong commitment to Total Quality Control we constantly seek ways to improve our
products and our processes. The result is a worldwide reputation for technological advancements,
abroad range of products, and--most important of all--customer satisfaction. The following
events trace the story of how Aiphone has built that reputation:
Aiphone Company LTD is founded.
The first Aiphone intercoms are mass produced.
The first Aiphone intercom with two-way handsfree type(1951)
Aiphone becomes a registered brand name internationally.
The first transistor-type Intercom(1960)
The fist export of AIPHONE products to South Africa. (PB type open-voice intercom system)
>> The beginning of export business
Produced First Transistorized Intercom.
Renamed the company name as AIPHONE CO., LTD.
The first apartment system is produced for overseas market.
Aiphone opens a U.S. subsidiary, Aiphone Corporation Seattle, Washington.
The MarketCom System is introduced in North America for paging in Super Market.
Aiphone applies Total Quality Control procedures all phases of design, production, and
The first central exchange microprocessor-based intercom systems are introduced.
Aiphone becomes the first intercom manufacturer to earn the Deming Prize--the most
prestigious international award for quality control.
The first coaxial cable-based audio/video door answering systems are introduced.
The first audio-/video door answering system(1982)
The first B&W Video Intercom is introduced.
Aiphone begins production of residential telephone systems. The first multi-unit
apartment-condo audio/video security system is introduced.
The new 18,700-square-meter (207,000 sq. ft.) Aiphone factory opens in Toyota City.
VC-M type apartment system is produced. >> The beginning of production in China.
The first two-wire audio-video entry system is introduce.
Aiphone becomes a publicly traded company listed on the Nagoya Stock Exchange. The first
modular audio/video/radio intercom is introduced.
Aiphone Corporation receives a GSA(General Services Administration) Contract as a recognized
supplier to the U.S. government. The first multi-directional PanTilt video entry system is
introduced. The first multi-directional Pan Tilt Video Intercom System is introduced. The
first multi-directional Pan Tilt Video Intercom System is introduced.
Aiphone becomes the first manufacturer worldwide to receive ISO 9001 certification,
recognized internationally as the hallmark of production quality standards.
Aiphone establishes subsidiary offices in Hong Kong to supervise manufacturing and
subassembly in China. The MarketCom MC-60/4 paging system, the first system produced in
China, succeeds the MC-3, the most popular paging system for retail stores in North America.
Aiphone established subsidiary office in Antwerp, Belgium as a Distribution Center for the
Aiphone established subsidiary offices in Dusseldorf, Germany and Wissous, France.
NHX type nurse call system is produced. >>The entering to the North American Care
The first Aiphone color video entry system is developed.
Aiphone Co. Ltd. receives ISO 14001 Certification. (Aiphone factory)
Aiphone expands its line of multiple station color video systems with Tilt camera
control. Aiphone Co. Ltd. is listed in 1st section of Tokyo Stock Exchange. Aiphone
established new factory in Chonburi, Thailand.
Establishes and begins production at AIPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (THAILAND).
Two-Wire Electric Lock Door Phone DA system is introduced.
GF Audio & Video apartment system is introduced.
Hands-free Color Video Intercom JB Series is introduced.
Opens the new office building in France. ISO-14001 is certified for Headquarters
sections and Taiho site. GH color video apartment system is introduced. Integrated
Security & Communication System AX series is introduced. Hands-free color video intercom
JF series is introduced.
The recent hands-free color video intercom system
Establishes the new production site AIPHONE COMMUNICATIONS (VIETNAM).
Introduces the “Wide and Zoom & Pan/Tilt color video intercom system.
Aiphone established subsidiary office in Singapore.
Aiphone established subsidiary office in Shanghai.
Aiphone established subsidiary office in Australia.
Headquarters relocation. Aiphone established subsidiary office in United Kingdom.