|1916||Tokyo Medical Electric Co., Ltd. founded by Kenji Ito
Japan's first AC X-ray machine and other devices developed
|1924||“Radio and Experiments” monthly magazine, Japan's first specialist radio technology magazine,
first published (Now published by Seibundo Shinkosha publishing company)
|1934||Japan's first shortwave therapy unit, developed|
|1957||Company name changed to ITO Co., Ltd.
Wide range of electrotherapy equipment developed
|1983||R&D Center opened|
|1989||Osteotron, Japan's first bone-growth stimulator, launched
Tsukuba Factory opened
|1994||Shanghai Office opened in P.R.China|
|1998||Hanoi Office opened in Vietnam
Trio 300, world's first miniature multi-mode stimulator, launched
PM-800 Series, world's first inverter-controlled microwave therapy unit, launched
|1999||ISO 9001 certification acquired|
|2001||ISO 13485 certification acquired|
|2003||ES-420 and ES-160 win 2003 iF Design Award
ISO 14001 certification acquired
|2004||Reliability Control Center established|
|2005||EU-940 wins 2005 iF Design Award|
|2006||90th anniversary of founding celebrated
US-750 wins 2006 iF Design Award
|2010||US-101L / US-103S, a new style in portable ultrasound therapy systems, launched|
|2017||ITO Manufacturing Vietnam Co., Ltd. established in Hanoi, Vietnam.|
|2018||Head office relocated to Kawaguchi, Saitama, Japan.|
ITO's product development history is characterized by an eagerness to tackle the challenges of miniaturization, sophisticated features, and high performance. This spirit emerges from our founder's vision-to help people live healthier lives by broadening the range of therapy devices available for use at home.
Since successfully miniaturizing shortwave therapy devices about 80 years ago, ITO has continually striven to make our devices as compact as possible while retaining the features and performance of larger therapy devices. Products born from our unique expertise, including portable ultrasound therapy devices, portable interferential electrotherapy devices, and ultracompact hand-carried electrostimulator equipment, have been welcomed with wonder in markets around the world.
Grounded in this unique approach and offering advanced features, ITO's compact high-performance products are used today across a wide range of domains, from rehabilitation to athletic conditioning and therapy to in-home care.