The Kenwood Corporation originated in Japan, but Kenwood USA is one of the most successful branches of Kenwood, whose appliances are actually manufactured all over the world. In America, much of the manufacturing is completed in Long Beach, California.
Kenwood's focus in both America and Japan extends back many years. While the company started in 1946 as the Kasuga Radio Company, the company had established Kenwood Electronics in Los Angeles, California, in 1963. By the mid-1960s, Kenwood was manufacturing its products in Belgium, France, Italy, West Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. This widespread manufacturing success led to the company to publicly selling stock by 1969.