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Brother Group History

2010s
Expanding into New Businesses and Strengthening the Business Portfolio

After overcoming the Lehman shock in the 2010s, Brother has been creating new products with higher additional value in its existing businesses and expanding into new business fields, such as the services & solutions field, for further growth. In addition, Brother has strengthened the group's business portfolio by continuously conducting M&A in its mobile printer, online karaoke, web conference system, reducer & gear, and industrial printing businesses.

Chronology

2008
Marked first 100years of business.
2008
Concluded a transfer agreement with HOYA CO. for the portable printer business of Pentax brand.
2010
XING INC. merged BMB CO., a subsidiary of USEN CO. operating karaoke business.
2011
BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (USA) acquired NEFSIS CORPORATION operating web conference business.
2013
BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD. affiliated NISSEI CO., operating reducer & gear business, as a subsidiary.
2015
XING INC. acquired TEICHIKU ENTERTAINMENT, INC., a subsidiary of JVC KENWOOD CO. operating planning, production and sales of music and video software.
2015
BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD. affiliated DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES PLC, an industrial printing company in the United Kingdom, as a subsidiary.

Portable printer
Portable printer

NISSEI CO.
NISSEI CO.

DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES PLC,
DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES PLC,