- BUENA PARK, CA,—In the first full year of NEXO’s transition to becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation Japan, Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems (YCAS) is celebrating the 30th anniversary of NEXO.
NEXO’s new factory in Paris, France.
Since its creation in 1979 by Eric Vincenot and Michael Johnson, NEXO has found success in both the touring and installation markets. From its prestigious first install at the Maison de la Culture in Grenoble (1984), in southern France, NEXO products have been installed in many performing arts venues and houses of worship. For the live performance sector, NEXO has been a name on the rider since the debut of the TS system in 1991. Always evolving, the design team produced the Alpha line in 1996 and the GEO Series in 2001.
In 2007, after 27 years at its original Roissy location, the company moved into new headquarters, a campus capable of housing the entire manufacturing resource. The new site enabled Yamaha and NEXO to implement a highly automated production line that reduces overall manufacturing time.