Headquarter :

Huizhou, China

TCL Corporation, originally known as TTK Home Appliances, was founded in 1981 in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China. The company's early focus was on producing cassette tapes and later expanding into the production of telephones and other home appliances.

Establishment (1981): TCL was founded as a state-owned enterprise, initially concentrating on the manufacturing of cassette tapes.

Entry into Television Manufacturing (1999): In 1999, TCL made a strategic move into the television manufacturing industry. growth and success.

Global Expansion (Early 2000s): TCL began its global expansion efforts in the early 2000s, establishing subsidiaries and manufacturing facilities in various countries. This expansion aimed to position TCL as a major player in the international consumer electronics market.

Acquisition of Thomson and RCA Brands (2003-2004): One of the most notable events in TCL's history was the acquisition of the Thomson brand in 2003 and the RCA brand in 2004. 
This move allowed TCL to leverage the reputation and recognition of these well-established brand.

Diversification of Product Portfolio: TCL expanded its product portfolio beyond televisions, venturing into smartphones, air conditioners, washing machines, and other home appliances. 

Corporate Structure: TCL Corporation serves as the parent company, overseeing the TCL Group. The TCL Group encompasses various subsidiaries, including TCL Electronics (responsible for consumer electronics), TCL Communication (smartphones), and others.