CD manufacturers

By earshot earshot
updated 5 months ago

Chronological order, Country (Year) is when the CD manufacturing started (and ended).

  1. Polygram, Hanover, West Germany

    West Germany (1982)
    The Philips factory in Germany, where the world’s first CD was pressed, belonged to Polygram – the recording company, which Philips owned at the time. The first CD to be manufactured at the plant was “The Visitors” by ABBA. By the time CDs were introduced on the market in November 1982, a catalogue of around 150 titles – mainly classical music – had been produced. The first CDs and CD players – including Philips’ CD100 – were introduced in Japan in November, followed by a US and European market introduction in March of 1983.

  2. 3

    Neef

    Neef

    West Germany (1982) Printing

  3. CBS/Sony Inc.

    Japan (1982-1988)

  4. 6

    Denon

    Denon

    See 5

  5. 7

    Nimbus

    Nimbus

    UK (1984-1992)

  6. 8

    Sanyo

  7. 9

    JVC

  8. 12

    MPO

    MPO

    France (1984)

  9. Sonopress

    West Germany (1984)

  10. 15

    TOPAC

    TOPAC

    West Germany (1984) Printing

  11. Laservideo Inc.

    US (1984-1988)

  12. Daio Kosan Co. Ltd.

    Japan (1985)

  13. CTA Co. Ltd.

    Japan (1985?)

    http://www.discogs.com/lists/CDS-Manufactured-by-CTA/183967

  14. Interpress

    (West) Germany (1985-1999)

  15. 21

    PDO

    PDO

    Not specified (1985-1996)

  16. Record Service GmbH

    (West) Germany (1986)

  17. DADC Austria

    Austria (1986)