|Founded||Osaka, Japan September 17, 1946 as Osaka Denki Onkyo K.K|
|Munenori Ohtsuki (Chairman, Representative Director, President) |
Hiroshi Nakano (Vice President, Representative Director)
|Products||Hi-fi and home theater Audio-Visual equipment, ICs, speaker units and related items|
|Owner||Premium Audio Company (Voxx International) (75%)|
Sharp Corporation (25%)
Number of employees
|Divisions||Integra Home Theater|
Onkyo Corporation (オンキヨー株式会社, Onkyō Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese consumer electronics company, specializing in premium home cinema and audio equipment, including AV receivers, surround sound speakers and portable devices. The word Onkyo translates as "sound resonance". On (音) is from Chinese pronunciation, with traditional Japanese pronunciation as Oto, meaning "the sound". Kyo (響) is also from Chinese pronunciation, pronounced as Hibiki (noun) or Hibiku (verb) in traditional Japanese, meaning "resound, sound, or echo". The company started under the name of Osaka Denki Onkyo K.K. in 1946 (a company not related to Nippon Denki Onkyo, which became Denon). The current Onkyo Corporation umbrella includes the Integra and Integra Research divisions as well as the main Onkyo brand.
In March 2015, Onkyo purchased Pioneer Corporation's Home Electronics Corporation, which produces home cinema amplifiers, Blu-ray players and other AV products. In return, Pioneer took a 14.95% stake in Onkyo. The Ohtsuki family remained the largest shareholders of the company with an approximately 26% stake, just above Gibson Brands, with a 16.5% stake.
With the bankruptcy of Gibson in 2018, Onkyo's shares held by Gibson were sold.
In May 2021, Voxx International and Sharp Corporation began negotiations with Onkyo to purchase its home audiovisual division. Voxx's subsidiary Premium Audio Company (PAC) entered a joint venture with Sharp to acquire the business, which includes the Onkyo and Integra brands, for $30.8 million and the assumption of certain debt plus payment of commissions to Onkyo in future. PAC would own 75% of the joint venture and Sharp 25%. PAC would manage all product development, engineering, sales, marketing, and distribution while Sharp would be responsible for manufacturing and supply chain management of Onkyo products. The acquisition was completed in September 2021.
Onkyo was delisted from the Tokyo Stock Exchange in August 2021 due to the market's rules on negative net worth.
On May 13, 2022, Onkyo announced that it was filing for bankruptcy. Onkyo, Integra, Pioneer and Pioneer Elite branded products continue to be distributed by PAC via its 11 Trading Company subsidiary. PAC and Sharp subsequently bought the remaining assets of Onkyo two months later.