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SEMP (Sociedade Eletro Mercantil Paulista)

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Name: SEMP (Sociedade Eletro Mercantil Paulista)    (BR)  
Abbreviation: semp
Products: Model types

In 1977 SEMP made a joint ventury with Toshiba, but 60% of shareholders still belong to the Hennel family, the founders.

Founded: 1942
Semp Toshiba is today one of the largest electronics manufacturers in Brazil, which holds the most extensive product portfolio. Present in most Brazilian homes, Semp Toshiba continues to maintain its pioneering role in launching innovative products in the lines of audio, video and computer . Born as Sociedade Eletro Mercantil Paulista, was founded in 1942 in the city of São Paulo. That same year, launched the first radio manufactured in the country. In 1949 produced the first radio - phonograph , and in 1951 - less than a year after the start of TV broadcasts in Brazil, the first fully local made TV set.
Decisive for the development of the Brazilian color television in the 1970s, it was from 1973 that the company - now known as Semp Radio and Television - experienced great growth, made possible by the opening of the plant in Manaus (Amazonas state). The name Semp Toshiba has become part of everyday life in the market since 1977, when it was celebrated the joint venture with Toshiba Corporation, which contributed directly to the expertise of Japanese technology for televisions. This partnership , always enlarged and improved, contributed to the emergence of Semp Toshiba Informática in 1996, producing computers. In 2005 the group has consolidated its market position with the launch of the brand STi, with focus on IT and audio - video.

By mid 2016 Semp disclosed that its joint venture changed from Toshiba to TCL, a chinese brand. From now on the brand will market also kitchen appliances besides electronic products. 

This manufacturer was suggested by Meyer Rochwerger.

Some models:
Country Year Name 1st Tube Notes
BR  56 AC-778-C ECH81   
BR  53 AC-12N UCH42  Autotrafo, keine Netztrennung !!! 
BR  55 AC-122-A 12BE6   
BR  56 AC-120 Série M 12BE6   
BR  51 AC-51 Série B ECH42  This model was manufactured by RADELSA for Sociedade Eletro Mercantil Paulista. 
BR  51 AC431 "Capelinha" 6AJ8  This radio was reissued in a transistorized version in the 1970s as Transi-Semp PT-76.  
BR  52 AC131-A 6BE6   
BR  55 AC538/E 6BE6   
BR  52 BC379 ECH42   
BR  54 AC431/BE 6AJ8  SEMP Mod. AC431/BE (dec 50) - Brasil 4 Faixas de Onda - 5 válvulas - 
BR  53 AC131K ECH42   
BR  54 DC-6C UCH81   


Further details for this manufacturer by the members (rmfiorg):

Semp Radio and TV factory in 1954tbn_br_semp_1954_factory1.jpg
Semp Radio and TV factory in 1954tbn_br_semp_1954_factory2.jpg
Semp Radio and TV factory in 1954tbn_br_semp_1954_factory3.jpg
Semp Toshiba factory in Manaus. Loudspeaker box assembly line 2005tbn_br_semp2005_factory1.jpg
Semp Toshiba factory in Manaus. TV assembly line 2005tbn_br_semp2005_factory2.jpg
Semp Toshiba factory in Manaus. Audio system testing at assembly line 2005tbn_br_semp2005_factory3.jpg
Semp Toshiba factory in Manaus. PCB auto insertion section 2005tbn_br_semp2005_factory4.jpg
Semp Toshiba factory in Manaus. TV assembly line 2005tbn_br_semp2005_factory5.jpg
Semp Toshiba factory in Manaus. PCB assembly facility 2005tbn_br_semp2005_factory6.jpg
Semp Toshiba factory in Manaus. PCB assembly facility 2005tbn_br_semp2005_factory7.jpg
Semp Toshiba factoryin Manaus. Radio cassette recorder assembly line 2005tbn_br_semp2005_factory8.jpg
Semp Toshiba factory in Manaus. DVD assembly line 2005tbn_br_semp2005_factory9.jpg
Mini system production line in Semp Toshiba Manaus (2005)tbn_stm.jpg
Partial view of Semp Toshiba development center in Cajamar - São Paulotbn_cajamar.jpg
Partial view of Semp' video engineering dept in Cajamar (São Paulo)tbn_br_semp_videoengin_2009.jpg
Semp booth at São Paulo Trade Fair in 1955tbn_br_semp_showroom_1955_event.jpg
Semp Toshiba canteen in Manaus factory - photo dated 2005tbn_br_semp_manaus_canteen_2005.jpg