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Overview of the company Kenwood

Kenwood was originally founded in 1946 as Kasuga Radio Co. Ltd. in Komagane City by Jiro Kasuga and was renamed Kasuga Radio Industrie Corporation in 1950. The purpose of operation was initially the development and production of radio sets. High demand necessitated a mass production facility in Tokyo in 1955. With the renaming to Trio Corporation in 1960, the company entered the production of the first amateur radios under the brand name "Trio Kenwood".


Company location Tokyo, Japan

FounderJiro Kasuga

In stock since with WiMo from the beginning

Year established 2010

Product categories

In addition to the Car Entertainment and Home Entertainment divisions, the Comunications division's product portfolio includes analog and digital professional, PMR, Freenet and amateur radios, in handheld, mobile or fixed station or repeater station versions. Each for the application and use areas NEXEDGE dPMR, DMR, ATEX, the digital and analogue operational and BOS radio, as well as the license-free radio PMR446 and Freenet. In the large consumer electronics sector, Kenwood developed and produced audio recorders, car radios, hi-fi and home cinema equipment, record players and navigation equipment.

Desktop Radios

PMR - License-free Radios

Radio accessories

All Products by Kenwood

Things to know about Kenwood

In 1961, Kenwood was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The first branch in Los Angeles, USA, opened in 1963, followed five years later by the first European branch in Belgium. The company's founder, Jiro Kasuga, retired from the company in 1972. In addition to the products of the amateur radio division, the Kenwood brand today stands for world-renowned audio technology products. Thus, in 1980, the company specialized in the production of radio and cassette players for motor vehicles, participated in the development of the first CD player in 1982 and manufactured CD players for mobile use from 1986.

Other milestones in audio technology from Kenwood at the turn of the millennium were the first DAB receiver suitable for cars, the world's first mobile digital TV receiver and the presentation of the first portable hard disk audio player. The establishment of JVC Kenwood Holding in 2007 was accompanied by a name change to JVC Kenwood Corporation. Since 2011, Kenwood Corporation has been one of the three subsidiaries of JVC Kenwood Corporation or the Kenwood Group, along with JVC Ltd. and J & K Car Electronics Corporation. Since the end of its independence in 2011, the company's headquarters have been located in Hachioji, Tokyo. The distribution of all Kenwood products in Germany is handled by the Bad Vilbel-based JVCKENWOOD Deutschland GmbH.

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