Friday, 12 July 2013


The headquarters of Toshiba TEC in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan The headquarters of Toshiba Elevator in Tokyo, Japan The Toshiba research and development facility in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan Toshiba Europe offices in Neuss, Germany

Toshiba is headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan and has operations worldwide. It had around 210,000 employees as of 31 March 2012.

Toshiba is organised into four main business groupings: the Digital Products Group, the Electronic Devices Group, the Home Appliances Group and the Social Infrastructure Group. In the year ended 31 March 2012, Toshiba had total revenues of ¥6,100.3 billion, of which 25.2% was generated by the Digital Products Group, 24.5% by the Electronic Devices Group, 8.7% by the Home Appliances Group, 36.6% by the Social Infrastructure Group and 5% by other activities. In the same year, 45% of Toshiba's sales were generated in Japan and 55% in the rest of the world.

Toshiba has 39 R&D facilities worldwide, which employ around 4,180 people. Toshiba invested a total of ¥319.9 billion in R&D in the year ended 31 March 2012, equivalent to 5.2% of sales. Toshiba registered a total of 2,483 patents in the United States in 2011, the fifth-largest number of any company (after IBM, Samsung Electronics, Canon and Panasonic).

Principal business groupings, divisions and subsidiaries

Toshiba is organised into the following principal business groupings, divisions and subsidiaries:

Digital Products Group Electronic Devices Group ODD Division (Formed partnership with ODD division of Samsung Electronics as Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation) Toshiba Mobile Display Co., Ltd. (This company will be merged with Hitachi Displays, Ltd. and Sony Mobile Display Corporation to form Japan Display Inc. in Spring of 2012.) Social Infrastructure Group Social Infrastructure Systems Company Toshiba Elevator and Building Systems Corporation Toshiba Solutions Corporation Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation Home Appliances Group Others

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