Hana cartridges are produced by Excel Sound Corporation of Tokyo Japan, an established 50-year old company.
ESC began by manufacturing low cost cartridges, such as the highly-regarded Excel ES70. By 1978 they were producing MC cartridges, with particular focus and expertise in high-output MC cartridges.
Having specialized in OEM cartridge manufacture, over the years they have made cartridges for many other well-known brands.
In 2015 ESC finally launched their own brand range of cartridges called "Hana" - 華. They pride themselves on their manufacturing quality and quality controls at every stage, ensuring that their hand-made cartridges offer consistently perfect results.