Brother Group History

2010s: Strengthening the Business Portfolio and Expanding B2B Business

After overcoming the Lehman shock, in the 2010s, Brother has been strengthening its business portfolio. In the printing business, Brother is striving to further enhance profitability to win a place in a changing business environment, and in the machinery business, it is developing new customers to establish a firm business base. In 2015, Brother acquired Domino as a subsidiary of the Brother Group. In this way, Brother has been expanding its B to B business.

Chronology

2010 XING INC. acquired all issued shares of BMB Corporation and made it into a consolidated subsidiary. Online karaoke business reinforced.
2010 BROTHER MACHINERY SHANGHAI LTD. established in China as an industrial sewing machine and machine tool sales company.
2010 BROTHER SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT (HANGZHOU) LTD. established (company name changed to BROTHER SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT (HANGZHOU) LTD. in September 2011 due to business expansion). Software development in China reinforced.
2010 BROTHER SEWING MACHINE XIAN CO., LTD. merged with XIAN BROTHER INDUSTRIES, CO., LTD. (made into a wholly-owned subsidiary and company name changed in October 2009) and changed its name to BROTHER MACHINERY XIAN CO., LTD.
2010 XING INC. merged BMB Corporation, a subsidiary of USEN CORPORATION operating karaoke business.
2011 BROTHER INDUSTRIES SAIGON, LTD. established in Vietnam as a home sewing machine manufacturing company.
2011 Compact, lightweight mobile scanners launched.
2011 BROTHER INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION (U.S.A.) acquired NEFSIS CORPORATION operating web conference business.
2012 Brother Group Principles of Social Responsibility established.
2012 BROTHER INDUSTRIES (PHILIPPINES), INC. established in the Philippines as an inkjet product manufacturing company.
2012

BROTHER INDUSTRIES SAIGON, LTD. started production of home sewing machines.

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

2013

NISSEI CORPORATION made into a consolidated subsidiary as a result of a tender offer for shares. Industrial parts business reinforced.

NISSEI CORPORATIONNISSEI CORPORATION

2013 BROTHER MACHINERY VIETNAM CO., LTD. established in Vietnam as an industrial sewing machine manufacturing company.
2013 Multiple manufacturing facilities of industrial sewing machines and machine tools in Xian, China consolidated to BROTHER MACHINERY XIAN CO., LTD.
2013

BROTHER INDUSTRIES (PHILIPPINES), INC. started production of information and communications equipment.

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

2014 BROTHER MACHINERY VIETNAM CO., LTD. started production of industrial sewing machines.
2015 XING INC. acquired TEICHIKU ENTERTAINMENT, INC., a subsidiary of JVCKENWOOD Corporation operating planning, production, and sales of music and video software.
2015

BROTHER INDUSTRIES, LTD. made DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES PLC, an industrial printing company in the U.K., into a subsidiary.

DOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES PLCDOMINO PRINTING SCIENCES PLC

2015 Corporate Governance Basic Policy established.
2016 DOMINO PRINTING TECHNOLOGY (CHANGSHU) CO., LTD. established in China as a manufacturing company.
2016 BROTHER INDUSTRIES (SHENZHEN) LTD., a manufacturing company in China, merged with BROTHER TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) LTD.
2019 Domino business in Japan acquired from Cornes Technologies Limited and business started as BROTHER INDUSTRIAL PRINTING (JAPAN), LTD. Sales of Domino products in Japan reinforced.

Share This Page