Inside Toshiba

Principal Business

Toshiba America, Inc. (TAI), a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, is the holding company for one of the nation's leading group of high technology companies. TAI oversees several operating companies that together span a diversified range of modern electronics, some conducting research and development, manufacturing, sales and service in its field of expertise.

TAI is a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 599 consolidated companies, with 200,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).

Toshiba America, Inc.
1251 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 4110
New York, NY 10020
(212) 596-0600

Product Overview

Toshiba North American Companies specialize in advanced electronics and is a recognized leader offering products and solutions that enhance the home, office, industry and health care environments. Toshiba markets and manufactures consumer products such as laptops, TVs, and tablet computers, communication systems, electronic components, heavy electrical apparatus, power generation, social infrastructure, and medical diagnostic imaging equipment.

North America: Number of Employees
Approximately 17,300 (FY2013)

North America: Annual Sales
$11.3 billion (FY 2013)


The company's customer markets comprise retailers, consumers, hospitals and medical facilities, municipalities, utilities, universities, businesses and other high technology manufacturers.


Manufacturing Facilities
Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS) has a production facility in Mitchell, South Dakota, where they manufacture toner for photocopiers.

In Houston, Texas, Toshiba International Corporation (TIC) has a facility where they produce high-performance drive motors for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs) along with motors and drives for industrial applications.

R & D Facilities
Toshiba America Research Institute R&D activities focus on Big Data technologies in the areas of Healthcare & Building Systems. Big Data offers the potential to recognize previously unknown correlations and predict outcomes from the data allowing Toshiba to further develop healthcare technologies in the prediction and prevention of illness and the monitoring of individual health and smarter and more efficient building technologies.


Toshiba Corporation, the Tokyo-based parent company, established American operations in 1965 through the incorporation of Toshiba America, Inc. By 1989, Toshiba America had achieved its current structure of separate operating companies marketing a variety of diversified electronics and high technology products.

Corporate Citizenship

Toshiba America Foundation
Toshiba America Foundation is a private, endowed, not-for-profit grant-making organization. Established in 1990, the Foundation contributes to the quality of science and mathematics education in U.S. schools by investing in projects designed by classroom teachers to improve instruction for students in grades K-12.

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision
Toshiba America works with the National Science Teachers Association to sponsor the world's largest science competition for K-12 students. The company invests more than $1 million annually in the program.

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