Alpine Electronics is a
subsidiary of Alps Electronic, which is an electronic component
manufacturer in Japan. The company specializes in navigation systems
for automobiles as well as car audio systems. From the year 1984
until the year 2000, Alpine owned Luxum, which was a brand of
specialized home audio equipment.
engineering headquarters for Alpine are located in Iwaki Fukushima in
Japan. The company also has manufacturing headquarters in Brazil,
Thailand, Hungary, Mexico and China.
The majority of
Alpine’s business in the year 2006 came from the OEM business. Both
BMW and Honda have offered unbranded audio systems that are
manufactured by the company. Other auto companies including Jaguar
and Dodge have offered a co-branded Alpine audio system for their
In the year 1967, the
company was branded as Alps-Motorola, which was a joint venture
between Alpine and Motorola in the United States. The brand changed
to Alpine Electronics in the year 1978 when Alpine bought out the
shares of the company owned by Motorola.
After purchasing an
Alpine product you will find the user guides for the products
extremely easy to follow. The instruction manuals are provided with
each of their products or they can be found online for your