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100 year’s Innovation

 

The Brother Group began by offering repair services for sewing machines in 1908.
Inheriting the DNA of the founders, the Yasui brothers, we have continued providing a variety of products that meet the changing needs of customers for over 100 years.

1924

The roots of Brother Industries, Ltd : "Yasui Sewing Machine Co."

Hydraulic machine for manufacturing straw hats

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Hydraulic machine for manufacturing straw hats
 

1928

Chain-stitch sewing machine for straw hat

The launch of the BROTHER Brand

Chain-stitch sewing machine for straw hat

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1932

Brother's first straight lock stitch sewing machine for home use

Home sewing machine Model 15 Type 70

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Home sewing machine Model 15 Type 70
 
Industrial lockstitch sewing machine Model 95 Type B1

1936

The release of home straight lock stitch sewing machine

Industrial lockstitch sewing machine Model 95 Type B1

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1954

Home knitting machine KH1-B1 and Electric washing machine BWM-1

Products for home use, manufactured by applying the technology from sewing machines

Home knitting machine KH1-B1
Electric washing machine BWM-1

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Alphabetical typewriter JP1-111

1961

Breaking into the office machine industry with the portable typewriter

Alphabetical typewriter JP1-111

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High-speed dot-matrix printer M-101

1971

Developing the high speed dot-matrix printer in collaboration with Centronics Data Computer Corporation

High-speed dot-matrix printer M-101

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Electronic sewing machine Compal DX (1976)

1976

Electronic office typewriter EM-1 (1980)

1980

Sewing machines and typewriters becoming multi-functional due to electronization

Electronic sewing machine Compal DX (1976)
Electronic office typewriter EM-1 (1980)

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Japanese word processor "Picoword" (1984)

1984

Electronic personal printer EP-20 (1982)

1982

Electric personal computer installed with thermal print technology

Electronic personal printer EP-20 (1982)
Japanese word processor "Picoword" (1984)

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1985

CNC tapping center TC-211

The rapid development of the industrial machinery business since the release of CNC Tapping Center

CNC tapping center TC-211

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FAX-100 (1987)

1987

FAX-600 (1992)

1992

Development of FAX machines and laser printers making practical use of current technology

FAX-100 (1987)
FAX-600 (1992)

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Label printer "P-touch" PT-6

1988

Development of a label printer by challenging the limits of current technology and conventional thinking

Label printer "P-touch" PT-6

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Computerized sewing machine with embroidery function PC-7000

1991

The release of a computerized sewing machine with embroidery function

Computerized sewing machine with embroidery function PC-7000

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Online karaoke system JOYSOUND

1992

"JOYSOUND" an online karaoke system using ISDN for the first time in the industry

Online karaoke system JOYSOUND

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Black & White Laser Priter HL-630

1994

Low cost laser printer common among SOHO users

Black & White Laser Priter HL-630

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Black-and-white laser All-in-One MFC-4500ML

1995

Developing a market for a multi-functional, compact, high performing, black-and-white all-in-one laser printer

Black-and-white laser All-in-One MFC-4500ML

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Inkjet All-in-One MFC-7000FC

1997

Color ink jet all-in-ones sold for under $1,000

Inkjet All-in-One MFC-7000FC

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2002

Mobile printer innovating across various fields of business

Mobile printer MW-100e

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Mobile printer MW-100e
 
Color laser All-in-One MFC-9420CN

2005

Brother's first color laser all-in-one (printer)

Color laser All-in-One MFC-9420CN

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Garment printer GT-541

2007

Garment printer inspired by the t-shirt culture in the US

Garment printer GT-541

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