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Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd. has acquired our group company, Hoshino Gakki Mfg. Co., Ltd.(2009/07)

Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd. has acquired our group company, Hoshino Gakki Mfg. Co., Ltd., the TAMA Drum factory in Japan. The acquisition is completed and we have started as one entity effective since July 1st, 2009.

The profile of company is as follows.

[Company Name]      Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd.
[Head Office Location]   No.22, 3-Chome, Shumoku-Cho, Higashi-Ku, Nagoya, 461-8717, Japan
[Phone Number]       (052)931-0381
[Representative]      Toshitsugu Tanaka

It does not involve any change in our business, however we are hoping this merger will result more solid foundation upon which we will grow our business, better serve our customers, and secure competitive advantages in the marketplace.

HOSHINO GAKKI CO., LTD.
President TOSHITSUGU TANAKA

Following the May 22nd Centenary Party, we hosted a celebratory event "Hyakunen no Kodo, The Pulse Behind The music for 100 Years Day 1/Day 2" was held over the next two days at Zepp Nagoya. The event, hosted by Hoshino Gakki, was open to all comers. The Hoshino Gakki motto is "The contribution to the music culture" and the event was a chance for us to show our gratitude to all the musicians out there who perform on Ibanez guitars and TAMA drums, and to everyone who loves listening to music.

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Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd. marked its 100th year of business in 2008. To mark the centenary, on May 22nd, 2008, a party was held at the club Zepp Nagoya to show our deep gratitude to all the people who continue to support the company in its 100th year. The party was by invitation only, but here are some photos to give you an idea of what went down.

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Hoshino Gakki relocated its L.A. Office in September 2005.

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Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd. was approved as one of enterprises to mark the Aichi Quality brand in 2004 (Approval No.: 153).

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Guangzhou Hoshino Gakki Mfg. Co., Ltd. started production of drums on January 29, 2004(to be fully operational in late February). This is the first overseas plant owned by the Hoshino Gakki Group and is the 6th company of the group following Serlui B.V., a musical instrument sales company in the Netherlands acquired in 2002.

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In April 2003, Europe Representative Office (opened in 1999) has moved from Frankfurt in Germany to Uithoorn in Holland. New office is inside the office of Serlui B.V., sales company of musical instruments in Holland that has joined in the group company of Hoshino Gakki in 2002.

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Korea Representative Office of the Hoshino Gakki Co., Ltd. opened at Incheon, Korea in October 2002. Our activities in this office will include the inspection of the goods to be shipped from the Korean factory and other activities to improve the quality. All Korea-made products to be shipped to Japan are inspected in Korea and some to be shipped to other foreign countries are also inspected here.

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A restaurant opened in December 2001 at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport in Ohio, U.S.A. This restaurant was designed in cooperation with our group company, HOSHINO (U.S.A.) and the museum "Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame" in Cleveland that exhibits the showpieces of the various rock stars.

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In April 2001, HOSHINO (U.S.A.) , our group company was awarded "Company of the Year" and was presented as the most excellent company in the year 2000 by The Music Trades Magazine, business magazine in the USA.

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In April 2001, HOSHINO (U.S.A.) , our group company was awarded "Company of the Year" and was presented as the most excellent company in the year 2000 by The Music Trades Magazine, business magazine in the USA.

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Our company was awarded the Medium and Small enterprise center in January 24, 2001. This award is presented to the enterprise that has achieved good results in the technological development and innovation of the management, targeting the enterprises whose capital or amount of the investment is 300 million yen or less. It is categorized to a national prize, a district prize, a special prize and a technology development prize. Our company is one of two companies throughout Japan that had won a national prize this year.

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