History

There is a reason why practitioners around the world rely on ITO.

We will continue to lead the way into the new world of physiotherapy.

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)
1930 Chairman Ito contributes to development of radio technology and receives NHK founding merit award
1934 Japan’s first shortwave therapy unit, developed
ME equipment such as electrocardiograms and electroencephalographs 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
2016 100th anniversary

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