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.