Pioneer Corporation is a global manufacturer of electronic products for the consumers and professional markets. It manufactures and sells audio and video equipment for household, industrial, and automobile use. The company produces and sells visual and music software and media such as DVDs and CDs. It also provides car electronics, AVRs, laserdisc players, plasma computer monitors and televisions, Blu-ray disc players, technical audio devices, DJ equipment, and a wide range of sound systems. Pioneer Corporation is headquartered in Japan. The company was founded in 1938 by Nozomu Matsumoto. It was acquired by KKR & Co. on September 16, 2014.