“Message” January 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of Pioneer Corporation.


January 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of Pioneer Corporation.

Over the past 80 years, Pioneer has been at the forefront of driving innovation in the industry, and our stakeholders, including customers, business partners, and shareholders, have helped make Pioneer what it is today. On behalf of Pioneer Corporation, I appreciate the support you have extended to us all these years.

In 1937, Nozomu Matsumoto, the founder of Pioneer Corporation, successfully developed Japan’s first Hi-Fi dynamic speaker, which became the base for the modern Hi-Fi speaker. In 1938, he established Fukuin Shokai Denki Seisakusho, predecessor of Pioneer Corporation.

Under the corporate philosophy “Move the Heart and Touch the Soul,” which describes the spirit of the founding, the “pioneer spirit,” which the company name signifies, has been inherited as the firm belief in delivering a lot of the world’s first products and services globally.

Currently, Pioneer focuses on the car electronics business and will further pursue entertainment, which is our forte, and integrate information on vehicle, driver and passenger with various information services provided through optimal interfaces in order to become a leading company in “Comprehensive Infotainment” that creates comfort, excitement, reliability and safety in-vehicle.

We are developing“3D-LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors,” “maps for autonomous driving,” and their combination, a “data ecosystem,” as a promising car-related business which utilizes our strengths. Contributing to development of the mobility society, we aim to become an “essential company” toward the realization of autonomous driving.

We will continue to deliver deep impressions to every single customer by pursuing “sound”,“vision” and “information.”

January 2018

Susumu Kotani
Susumu Kotani
President and CEO