JVC Logo – Victor Company of Japan, Limited, known as JVC, is a Japanese company with electronic devices for consumer and professional markets. Its headquarters are located in the city of Yokohama, Japan and was founded in 1927. His two major milestones include being the first Japanese company to manufacture a TV and the invention of the VHS home video system.
JVC was founded in 1927 as “Victor Talking Machine Company of Japan, Limited” as the U.S. subsidiary of the Victor Talking Machine Company, specializing in the manufacture of gramophones. From 1930 he started producing records in Japan. In 1932 began its production of radio receivers, and in 1939 built the first televisior Japan.
During the Second World War, and because the United States and Japan were enemies in the conflict, the company severed relations with foreign countries. In 1953, he entered as a shareholder in Japan’s JVC Matsushita, coming to own 52.4% of the shares of the company and exercise control over it. Actually, from the July 24, 2007, JVC enters a new accionarista Japanese electronics company Kenwood, which is made with 17% of the shares, leaving Matsushita with 36.8% share.
Today, JVC is a multinational company whose operations span the globe with over 35,000 workers. Its three main markets are Japan, USA and Europe. JVC invests heavily in sponsoring cultural and sporting events. Since 1978 every year sponsors the world-famous video production festival Tokyo Video Festival and since 1984 the JVC Jazz Festival, which has earned very good image among consumers around the world.
Since 1982 is active sponsor of FIFA and its presence in the football world championships is continuous since then. His debut as a sponsor it did in Spain in 1982, remember the popular mascot of Naranjito. In 1982 he began to sponsor the European football championship organized by the UEFA. In 2005, JVC joined HANA, the High Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance to contribute to setting standards between different electronic devices in the digital age. In 2008, the Japanese electronics company Kenwood and JVC purchase form JVC Kenwood Holdings.