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.
|2001||BROTHER MACHINERY XIAN CO., LTD. established in China as an industrial sewing machine manufacturing company.|
|2001||Brother Group’s Environmental Policy established.|
|2002||Brother Group Green Procurement Standards issued.|
|2002||Long-term vision Global Vision 21 established.|
|2002||BROTHER INDUSTRIES (SHENZHEN), LTD. established in China as a manufacturing company.|
|2005||Garment printers using inkjet technologies developed for printers launched.|
|2006||BROTHER INDUSTRIES (VIETNAM) LTD. established in Vietnam as a black-and-white laser printer manufacturing company.|
|2006||Laser printer consignment production company in China transitioned to an internally managed company to establish BROTHER TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) LTD.|
|2006||BROTHER INDUSTRIES (SLOVAKIA) s.r.o. established in Slovakia as a toner recycling and manufacturing company.|
|2006||Industry classification of BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD. in the stock market changed from Machinery to Electric Applications.|
|2007||BROTHER INDUSTRIES (VIETNAM) LTD. started production of information and communications equipment.|
|2007||Color laser printers and multi-purpose machines equipped with internally manufactured color laser engines launched.|
|2008||First 100 years of business.|
|2008||Procurement Policy and CSR Procurement Standards formulated.|
Transfer agreement concluded with HOYA CORPORATION for the portable printer business of the Pentax brand. Business in the printing field reinforced.