Company Name: S’NEXT Co., Ltd.
Headquarter: 3-12-7 Kitakase, Saiwai-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 212-0057, JAPAN
CEO: Mitsuru Hosoo
Established: November 2007
Capital: 100 million yen
Business Activities: Development, production and sale of audio device
With capital invested by Japan Molex, a large connector manufacturer, final’s CEO Kanemori Takai established S’NEXT as a subsidiary of Japan Molex with Daiichi Tsushin Kogyo Ltd.’s CEO Masahiro Yamaguchi. The company began with the commissioned development and manufacturing of speakers for flat-screen TVs aimed at major Japanese home appliance manufacturers.
A Japanese headphone and earphone factory was acquired in Clark, the Philippines; the manufacture of earphones under the final audio design brand began in conjunction with the beginning of an earphone / headphone OEM / ODM business.
Earphone assembly trial sessions were started at the sound exhibition hosted by the Japan Audio Society; this has become an annual event.
Japan Molex’s parent company Molex America was bought out by Koch Industries Inc . J Co., Ltd., a wholesaler to general merchandising stores was established Merchandising began, and the first final headphones were released onto the market.
Through an MBO by the current management team, S’NEXT acquired all of the company’s shares from Japan Molex. Final’s CEO Kanemori Takai transferred the final business to S’NEXT’s current CEO Mitsuru Hosoo. Kanemori Takai passed away. Joint development of earphones with a titanium housing created using a 3D printer with NTT Data Engineering。
Head office was moved from Shinagawa to Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, where it was enlarged upon. The production of high-end products, the distribution base and development were integrated. The brand name was unified to final, and the company logo was changed. A showroom was opened at head office.