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Brother Group History

1960s
Advancing into the Global Market

Showroom in Europe
Showroom in Europe

Brother's global business, which started with the export of sewing machines, began full-scale operations after it established overseas subsidiaries in the United States in 1954 and in Ireland in 1958. Subsequently, Brother continued to increase the number of its sales facilities around the world, mainly in Europe and the Americas, and it acquired a major sewing machine manufacturer in the United Kingdom in 1968. The 1960s and the 1970s were the period to prepare for the 1980s when Brother started full-scale global operations.

Chronology

1954
Established BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORPORARTION (JAPAN) as a trading body.
1954
Established a regional sales company, BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (U.S.A.) in New York, the USA (initially called BIC of N.Y.).
1958
Established a regional sales company, BROTHER INTERNATIONAL EUROPE LTD. in Dublin, Ireland.
1959
Established a regional sales company, BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (CANADA) LTD. in Montreal, Canada.
1962
Established a regional sales company, BROTHER FRANCE SAS in Paris, France.
1964
Established a regional sales company, BROTHER INTERNATIONAL GmbH in Frankfurt, Germany.
1968
Established a regional sales company, BROTHER INTERNATIONAL (NEDERLAND) B.V. in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1977
Established a regional sales company, BROTHER INTERNATIONAL (AUST.) PTY. LTD. in Sydney, Australia.

Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)
Brother International Corporation (U.S.A.)

Brother International GmbH
Brother International GmbH