50 years ago this month, in April 1968, EIZO was born, an important milestone in the history of visual display technology.
During the past five decades EIZO grew from humble beginnings as a small manufacturer, to a brand loved by many around the world. At the centre of EIZO is our dedication to excellence.
Our first step into the visual technology sector was as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of black & white TVs in Japan. In the late 1970s, EIZO began manufacturing tabletop video arcade games, playing a pivotal role in bringing ‘Space Invaders,’ to the world.
We started manufacturing monitors for enterprise customers in the 1980s. This led to an extension of EIZO monitors into specialty markets. Gradually, high-quality monitors became our core business.
20 years ago, EIZO was awarded the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Certification. Today, we are proud of our record as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of energy efficient monitors.
Throughout the long history of EIZO, unlike our competitors, we carry out all aspects of R&D, manufacturing and quality-control, in-house. We design our own semiconductors and develop our own software to complement EIZO hardware, creating more value for our customers. Our corporate culture of self-reliance distinguishes EIZO by providing complete solutions that are high quality and reliable, backed by a solid five-year guarantee.
“In the years to come we will further expand our imaging expertise to continually meet our customers’ expectations and realise a prosperous future through the value of images as only EIZO can”
- Yoshitaka Jitsumori, President & CEO of EIZO Corporation.
Our entire team at EIZO APAC is thrilled to be part of a global company that has proved its staying power by investing in what customers want, pushing the R&D envelope to ensure it leads the marketplace. In commemorating this milestone, we will be sharing more of the special stories that made EIZO the company it is today.
Yes, 2018 marks our golden anniversary - that's 50 years of manufacturing the best visual technology products, aka monitors, for YOU! To commemorate this momentous event, we will be posting interesting info about us throughout the year.
The beginning of EIZO (the group) dates back to 1967. Nanao Electric Co., Ltd. was founded in Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture, and started by subcontracting production of a 14-inch monochrome TV the following year. Through the production of this monochrome television, the company gained a thorough quality control and mass production technique, and the starting point for its adherence to high-quality manufacturing was established.
In 1978, we began OEM (original equipment manufacturer) production for the smash hit arcade game Space Invaders. This game was originally in black and white, but did you know that it's EIZO that colorized it? This was a demonstration of the development capabilities we had cultivated in TVs and other products.
In 1981, we built a factory in Hakusan City, Ishikawa Prefecture, where EIZO Corporation is now located. We expanded our production scale including our factory in Nanao, and started OEM production of video cassette recorders (VCRs) and radio cassette TVs in addition to CRT monitors for video games.