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Brother Group History

2000s
Developing Business Globally and Integrating Business Management

BROTHER INDUSTRIES (VIETNAM) LTD.
BROTHER INDUSTRIES
(VIETNAM) LTD.

After the late 1990s, Brother actively shifted its production to China and reconstructed its sales structure. Due to these strategies, Brother's business operation as one united group started getting on track after the 2000s. Subsequently, Brother launched manufacturing operations in Vietnam and the Philippines, and established a manufacturing structure that has multiple facilities for respective businesses.

Chronology

1989
Established BROTHER INDUSTRIES TECHNOLOGY (M) SDN. BHD. in Malaysia. Began manufacture of information processing product components.
1991
Established ZHUHAI BROTHER INDUSTRIES, CO., LTD. (manufacturing company) in China.
1993
ZHUHAI BROTHER INDUSTRIES, CO., LTD. began manufacture of domestic sewing machines.
1993
Established XIAN TYPICAL BROTHER INDUSTRIES, CO., LTD. (manufacturing company) in China under joint management with Xian Typical.
1994
Established BROTHER INDUSTRIES JOHOR (manufacturing company) in Malaysia. Began manufacture of fax machines.
1994
Buji Nanling Factory, China [currently BROTHER TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) LTD.] started production of information and communications equipment.
2002
Established BROTHER INDUSTRIES (SHENZHEN), LTD. (manufacturing company) in China.
2006
Changed the industry classification of BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD. in the stock market from "Machinery" to "Electric Applications."
2007
BROTHER INDUSTRIES (VIETNAM) LTD. started production of information and communications equipment.
2012
BROTHER INDUSTRIES SAIGON, LTD. started production of home sewing machines.
2013
More than one manufacturing facilities of industrial sewing machines and machinery tools in Xian, China were merged into BROTHER MACHINERY XIAN CO., LTD.
2013
BROTHER INDUSTRIES (PHILIPPINES), INC. started production of information and communications equipment.
2014
BROTHER MACHINERY VIETNAM CO., LTD. started production of industrial sewing machines.

ZHUHAI BROTHER INDUSTRIES, CO., LTD.
ZHUHAI BROTHER INDUSTRIES,
CO., LTD.

BROTHER TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) LTD.
BROTHER TECHNOLOGY
(SHENZHEN) LTD.

BROTHER INDUSTRIES SAIGON, LTD.
BROTHER INDUSTRIES
SAIGON, LTD.

BROTHER INDUSTRIES (PHILIPPINES), INC.
BROTHER INDUSTRIES
(PHILIPPINES), INC.