About Canare


Canare develops, manufactures, and provides the best audio and video cables, connectors, patchbays, and fiber-optic products for the television broadcast industry and the professional A/V market.
Broadcast engineers, sound technicians, A/V facility integrators, design consultants and many leading OEM’s rely on Canare’s product, proven reliability and top notch customer service.


Corporate Profile
    • Name: Canare Electric Co., Ltd.
    • Incorporated: February 1974 (commenced operation: 1970)
    • Capital: 1.04 billion yen.
    • Locations: see the “Contacts” page
    • Representative Director & President: Masahiro Nakajima
  • Activities: Manufacture and sale of audio-video cables, connectors, assemblies, converters and related products for professional audio and video industry.


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Masahiro Nakajima

Five-point Product Development Goal
1) Responsive : Fulfilling the needs of the industry through custom solutions.
2) Unique : Incorporating valuable features not offered by competitors.
3) Cutting-edge : Devoted to meeting the requirements for emerging technologies.
4) Enduring : Concentrated on products with long-term value.
5) Global : Focused on niche markets as well as universal products.


Kimio Kawamoto

In 1970, Kimio Kawamoto founded Canare in Nagoya, Japan. He took the company name from the river nearby the office, named “Kanare” river. The company took a major growing-up with innovative microphone cable which is high-quality, low noise, variety of colors, and smooth, in 1977.

1970 (Sep) Founded in Nagoya, Japan.
1974 (Feb) Incorporated as Canare Electric Co., Ltd.
1974 (Dec) Released Multichannel Audio Snake Cable.
1977 (Oct) Released Color Microphone Cable.
1981 (Jun) Released Fixed Use Microphone Cable.
1983 (Feb) Established Sales Company in California, USA.
1983 (Nov) Canare Harness Co., Ltd. in Nagoya, Japan established.
1987 (Feb) Released True 75Ω BNC connector.
1989 (Jun) Released True 75Ω Dual Video Jack.
1991 (Dec) Registered to an over-the-counter stock in the Japanese Securities Dealers Association.
1993 (Mar) Launched Nano-Tech Laboratory in Nagoya, Japan.
1996 (Jun) Canare Electric (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. established.
1999 (Nov) Canare Corporation of Korea established.
2000 (Nov) Canare Japan certified ISO 9001.
2001 (Jun) Canare Corporation of Taiwan, established.
2003 (Apr) Canare Electric (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. established.
2004 (Feb) Canare Corporation of Tianjin established.
2004 (May) Canare Japan certified ISO 14001.
2006 (Dec) Listed on the second section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2006 (Dec) Listed on the second section of Nagoya Stock Exchange.
2007 (Dec) Canare France S.A.S. established.
2007 (Dec) Listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2007 (Dec) Listed on the first section of Nagoya Stock Exchange.
2008 (May) Canare Singapore Private Ltd. established.
2011 (Mar) Canare System Works Co., Ltd. established in Tokyo Japan.
2012 (May) Canare Tech Corporation established in Yokohama Japan.
2015 (Aug) Canare Electric India Private Ltd. established.
2016 (Nov) Canare Europe GmbH established in Germany.
2017 (May) Canare Middle East FZCO established in Dubai, UAE.