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CEO - Ide Yoshiaki

Pioneer DJ:
born to innovate and entertain

Yoshiaki Ide, President and CEO
(March 2015)


Pioneer entered the DJ industry in 1994, with the launch of the world’s first flat-top DJ player, the CDJ-500. Since then, we have devoted ourselves to developing products that deliver world-firsts together with enjoyment beyond our customers’ expectations.

After 20 years in the business, we are entering an exciting new phase, re-launching as Pioneer DJ Corporation, with backing from the world-leading KKR investment fund.

Over the past two decades, DJs have shifted from using vinyl to CDs, and from CDs to music files such as MP3. Now the use of cloud storage and the growing popularity of EDM (Electronic Dance Music), sees industry arrive at its fourth wave. The birth of Pioneer DJ in such an era of change represents an unparalleled opportunity.

Our whole purpose is to understand and predict the future needs of DJs, clubs and the dance music community, and deliver products and services that enable, excite and provide total enjoyment. As an ‘entertainment creation company’, our wish is to provide many moments of great pleasure and exhilaration to all people who enjoy dance music.

We want to keep Pioneer DJ firmly at the center of the dance music culture: enabling DJs make audiences of thousands go wild, men and women to meet and enjoy memorable nights, and those precious moments spent mixing music at home.

We hope that you will all continue to provide us with your feedback and encouragement.


Philosophy

To innovate, inspire and entertain

Through our continuous creative innovation we aim to excite, inspire, and entertain; investing in the passions of the music entertainment community.


Corporate outline

Company

Pioneer DJ Corporation

Headquarter

6F, Yokohama i-Mark Place, 4-4-5 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 220-0012 Japan
Phone +81-45-522-5400

Established

August 12th, 2014

Management

Directors

  • Representative Director
    YOSHIAKI IDE
  • Director
    HIROFUMI HIRANO
  • Director
    EIJI YATAGAWA
  • Corporate Auditor
    SOTA HORIUCHI

Executive Officers

  • President and CEO
    YOSHIAKI IDE
  • Senior Executive Officer
    YOUICHI YAMADA
  • Executive Officer
    KOJI SHIINO
  • Executive Officer
    TETSURO MITSUNARI
  • Executive Officer
    SATOSHI NITTA

Number of employees

253 (as of October 1st, 2015)

Business

Design, Production, Sales and related service for DJ and Professional Audio Equipments

Capital

7,086,125,000 Yen

Shareholder composition

KKR PDJ Investment L.P.: 85.05%
Pioneer Corporation: 14.95%

Sales subsidiary

Pioneer DJ Europe Limited
Anteros Building, Odyssey Business Park, West End Road, South Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 6QQ, U.K.

Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc
2050 W 190th Street, Suite #109, Torrance, CA 90504, USA


History of Pioneer DJ

Corporate history


Business overview

Pioneer DJ has developed, built and sold DJ industry-leading DJ equipment since 1994.

Business overview

DJ and Club equipment business

For more than 20 years, our motto has been to 'surprise and inspire' our customers. We've had fantastic support from clubs and DJs from around the world. We are determined to continue innovating through our product development and design, and to build on our reputation as the industry standard brand.

Professional Audio equipment business

We draw on our experience in the DJ and club market to develop and design professional sound systems. Since 2013, our GS-WAVE Series floor stacks and XY Series PA/monitor speakers have been installed in large clubs, small to medium sized venues, and restaurants and bars around the world. We are committed to cutting edge product development to deliver powerful, immersive sound to listeners.

Website: Pioneerproaudio.com

Music production tool business

We also manufacture music production tools such as remix stations and monitor headphones for musicians, producers and creators. We're focused on developing, designing and selling products that deliver inspiration to producers to build a reputation as the industry standard.

The KUVO community

In 2014, we launched KUVO: a social platform and community for clubs, DJs and clubbers. The KUVO app and website helps clubbers discover new music, DJS and clubs – as well as share their passion with like minded music lovers.

Website: KUVO.com
Mobile app “KUVO”: KUVO.com/app

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