Corporate Overview

Toshiba America Business Solutions

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., the company was formed in October 1999 as an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 91st largest company in terms of sales with 2006 fiscal year revenue of $60 billion. TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

With a technological heritage that spans more than a century, Toshiba dedicates more than $3 billion of its annual revenue to research and development, which has contributed to the success of the company’s digital imaging solutions products. Consistently recognized for innovation, quality and technological excellence, Toshiba has garnered more than 175 industry awards and product recommendations including being an eight time winner of BTA’s "Most Favored Manufacturer" and a seven time winner of Marketing Research Consultant’s "Copier Manufacturer of the Year" award. Ranked as Fortune magazine's 10th "Most Admired Electronics Company" in the world, TABS was also named among CIO 100’s top 100 "bold" companies in 2005 and among its top 100 "agile" companies in 2004.

Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide and is one of the world’s leading patent holders.

Toshiba History - Our Future is Our Past

It all began in 1875 when Tanaka Engineering Works became a major supplier of telegraphy equipment used in long distance communications and quickly earned the reputation for innovation in developing technologies. Then in 1939, Tanaka Engineering Works merged with Tokyo Electric Company to form Toshiba Corporation, which would later become a leader and pioneer of some of the world's most significant technologies, and the brains and brawn behind more than 500 major technologies including telegraph equipment, MRI technology, air traffic control systems, semiconductors, flat panel displays, disk drives, business telephone systems, one of the world's most popular laptop computers and digital imaging and document management solutions.

Toshiba is able to lead technology into the future because of a foundation resting on more than 125 years of inquiring, inventing and improving the way people live, work and play. And from this rich technological heritage stems a distinct advantage - every invention and product improvement at Toshiba starts from a place of extensive experience and knowledge, enabling us to think in new and innovative ways and continuously reshape the boundaries of technology.

When the history of technology is written, it is our intention to be included in every chapter. Leading Innovation. It's not just a tagline; it's our corporate mantra. Join Toshiba as we continue to move the leading edge of technology forward - not only throughout the next 125 years, but for centuries to come.


TABS Timeline


TBS acquires it's 52nd dealership expanding its market presence to 29 states

TABS acquires Latin America companies from Danka

TABS launches the Encompass Fleet Management Program, 1st company in the copier industry to develop an assessment program and software.

TBS acquires first competitive dealership 

Toshiba launches the Management Innovation Office to support Six-Sigma Program

Toshiba starts manufacturing digital toner

Electronic Imaging Group spun off from Toshiba America Information System as new company called Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS)

DSE launches first controller product

Document Solutions Engineering (DSE) Division established to support

Memphis Distribution Center established

Toshiba Business Solutions established to support Merger and Acquisition Strategy

TBS acquires first dealership located in GA

Toshiba acquires Toner Manufacturing business from 3M company

Industrial Electronics Business Sector was established and  relocated business units to Tustin, California (included Copiers, Printers, Calculators, Telephones, Medical Systems and Electronic Components )

Toshiba establishes a business entity in the US called Toshiba America Inc (TAI)