Company history

1983 Founded in Sakumacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
1985 Moved Head Office to Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

1990

Established ZOOM Corporation of America in U.S.A.

Launched the first in-house product multi-effects processor ZOOM 9002

1993 Moved Head Office to Fuchu, Tokyo
1994

Dissolved ZOOM Corporation of America

Moved the product control division (warehouse) to Fuchu, Tokyo

1997

Established ZOOM Holdings

2001

Launched the first multitrack recorder (MRS-1044)

Earned MIPA Best Innovative Product (PS-02)

2004

Established ZOOM HK LTD as a logistics base in Hong Kong

Moved Head Office to Iwamotocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

2006

Launched the first handy audio recorder (H4)

Established ZOOM UK Distribution LTD in UK as a distribution base

2009

Established ZOOM Dongguan Corporation in China as a quality control base

Moved Head Office to Kanda-surugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Launched the first handy video recorder (Q3)

2010 Earned MIPA AWARD (Field recorder division) (H4n)
2011

Absorbed ZOOM Holdings

Earned MIPA AWARD (Field recorder division) (H1)

2012 Earned MIPA AWARD (Field recorder division) (H2n) for consecutive 3 years

2013

Established ZOOM North America, LLC in U.S.A. as a distribution base

Launched the first mobile device accessory (iQ5)

Earned NAMM TEC AWARD (H2n)

2014

Launched the first audio interface (TAC-2)

Earned 7 awards including NAMM TEC AWARD (H6)

2015

Launched the first professional field recorder (F8)

Earned NAMM TEC AWARD (H5)

2016

Launched the first electronic dance music product (ARQ AR-96)

Earned NAMM TEC AWARD (F8) for 4 consecutive years

Moved the warehouse to Adachi-ku, Tokyo

2017

Listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ (Standard)

2018

Acquired shares of Mogar Music S.p.A. in Italy and made it a subsidiary as a distribution base

2020

Acquired additional shares of Zoom North America, LLC in U.S.A. and made it a subsidiary as a distribution base

ZOOM UK Distribution LTD excludes the company from equity method affiliates after applying for administration to EWHC in London

2021

Acquired all shares of Hook Up, Inc. in Japan and made it a subsidiary