Based in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan, Buffalo is part of the MELCO Holding Inc, which was found in 1975 by Makato Maki as an audio equipment manufacturer. Since then they diversified and entered the computing and computer peripheral market in the early 1980s. The company has major holding and productions in Japan but also has established divisions in Taiwan, Korea, USA, UK, Ireland, and Germany. Buffalo has now become one of the leading providers of user-friendly computing products, storage, networking, and other technological solutions. Out of their product portfolio, Buffalo’s NAS or network attached storage, switched and routers remain the core of their services.