In 1954 Tonar was founded as an O.E.M supplier, specializing in the field of synthetic sapphire products, such as bearings for watches, gas meters and other instruments. These parts were sold to industrial users. Soon a phonograph cartridge manufacturer contacted us to purchase sapphire tips for their phonograph needles. This was the first step into what is currently our core business – replacement styli and cartridges for record players.

Tonar is an O.E.M. supplier for all kinds of parts for styli and cartridges, such as sapphire and diamond tips. The tips are supplied in spherical, elliptical and line contact shapes. They also supply aluminum and boron cantilevers, small, but very powerful magnets and coils.