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Brother Group History

1908 Kanekichi Yasui established Yasui Sewing Machine Co.
1925 Masayoshi Yasui inherited the company, and renamed the company as Yasui Brothers' Sewing Machine Co.
1932 Yasui Brothers' Sewing Machine Co. succeeded in mass-production of home sewing machines.
1934 Established Nippon Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. (now Brother Industries, Ltd.)
1941 Established Brother Sales, Ltd. as a sales company for the Japanese market.
1947 Started exporting of home sewing machines.
1954 Established Brother International Corporation (Japan) as an exporting company to overseas.
Established a regional sales company in the Americas.
Moved in the fields of knitting machines and home electric appliances.
1958 Established a regional sales company in Europe.
1961 Moved in the fields of business machines and machine tools.
1962 Nippon Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. renamed the company as Brother Industries, Ltd.
1963 Stock of Nippon Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. was listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya Stock Exchange.
1971 Launched the world's first high-speed dot-matrix printer.
1979 Taiwan Brother Industries, Ltd. started production of home sewing machines.
1984 Provided typewriters at the Los Angels Olympics Games as an official supplier.
1985 Brother Industries (U.K.) Ltd. started production of electronic typewriters.
1987 Moved in the field of telecommunication equipment.
1988 Moved in the field of electronic stationery.
1989 Brother Industries Technology (M) Sdn. Bhd. started production of business machine parts.
1992 Established Xing Inc. and started the on-line karaoke system business.
1993 Zhuhai Brother Industries, Co., Ltd. started production of domestic sewing machines.
1994 Brother Corporation (Asia) Ltd. started production of business machine parts in their consigned manufacturing facility.
1995 Xian Typical Brother Industries, Co., Ltd. started production of industrial sewing machines.
1999 Brother Industries, Ltd. affiliated Brother Sales Ltd. as a subsidiary.
Established The Brother Group Global Charter.
2000 Introduced the In-House Company System, the Executive Officers System, and the system to include a director from outside the company.
2002 Brother Sewing Machine Xian Co., Ltd. started production of special industrial sewing machines.
Established The Global Vision 21.
2003 Brother Industries(Shenzhen), Ltd. started production of All-in-Ones.
2005 Brother Communication Space opened.
Established Brother (China) Ltd.
Participated in the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan by presenting an exhibition in the Joint Pavilion.
2006 Established Brother Industries (Vietnam) Ltd.
Established Brother Technology (Shenzhen) Ltd.
Established Brother Industries (Slovakia) s.r.o.
Changed the industry classification in the stock market from "Machinery" to "Electric Applications."
2007 Changed the number of shares per unit from one thousand shares to one hundred shares.
2008 Marked first 100years of business.
2010 Affiliated BMB Corporation as a subsidiary.
Established Brother Software Development (Hangzhou) Ltd.
2011 Affiliated Nefsis Corporation as a subsidiary.
Established Brother Industries Saigon, Ltd.