Facts & Figures   

 

 

Established:                   Japan, May 7, 1946 
                                       as Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo K.K.
                                       Company name changed to 
                                       Sony Corporation in 1958


Founders:
                       Masaru Ibuka & Akio Morita


President:                       President & CEO: Kazuo Hirai

Headquarters:                Tokyo, Japan

Sales:                              ¥7,767.3bn / $75,410m

                                        (as of March 31, 2014)

Number of employees:   140,900 (as of March 31, 2014)


Research & Development and Design & Development Sites in Europe:

Brussels, Belgium
Paris, France
Stuttgart, Germany
Basingstoke, UK
Pencoed, UK


More About Sony

A leading global audio-visual electronics and information technology company.

The second largest music company in the world. A leading motion picture and television production company. The co-developer of the CD, DVD, and Super Audio CD.The developer, manufacturer and marketer of PlayStation ® and PlayStation ® 2 game consoles. The inventor of a wide range of consumer audio-visual products, such as the FD Trinitron ® WEGA ® television Mavica ® digitalcamera, Digital 8 ® Handycam ® camcorder, Walkman & reg; personal stereo, MiniDisc player/recorder, and the Memory Stick ® IC flash media;IT products,including VAIO ® personalcomputers,FD Trinitron ® computer display, the 3.5-inch floppy disk, and CLIÉ TM handheld; and professional products, highlighted by the HDCAM ® 24-P,
Digital Betacam ® and DVCAM ® VTR and camera formats. A publicly held company, with shares listed on 16 stock exchanges worldwide, including Tokyo, New York and London. A company with 1,035 consolidated subsidiaries worldwide.

 

For further details see: www.sony.net

President & CEO: Kaz Hirai