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A Brief History of Star Micronics

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1950~

'50 July Established Star Manufacturing Co., Ltd. with a capital of ¥ 500,000 in Tegoshi, Shizuoka to manufacture and sell wristwatches and camera parts.
'58 August Began sales of a cam-type automatic lathe.

1960~

'60 October Established Tokai Seimitsu Co., Ltd. in a partnership with Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. (Now Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. ) to mass-produce wristwatch screws.
'65 September Absorbed Tokai Seimitsu Co., Ltd. and changed company name to Star Micronics Co., Ltd.

1970~

'71 November Moved to Nakayoshida (present location) .
'76 October Began manufacturing and sales of CNC automatic lathes.
'77 January Established Star Micronics America, Inc. in New York, USA. (Currently located in New Jersey, USA. )
'79 July Began manufacturing and sales of POS printers.

1980~

'81 October Listed company stock on the Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
'83 June Built new Ihara Factory in Nanatsushinya, Shimizu City.
'84 April Built new Kikugawa Factory in Kikugawa, Ogasa.
'84 August Listed company stock on the First Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange. (Delisted in July 2006. )
'84 November Established Star Micronics Europe Ltd. in London, UK. (Changed the company name from Star Micronics UK Ltd. in June 2003, currently located in High Wycombe, UK. )
'89 January Established Star Micronics Manufacturing Dalian Co., Ltd. in Dalian, China.

1990~

'90 October Listed company stock on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
'91 October Established Star Micronics AG in Zurich, Switzerland.
'92 February Established Star Micronics GB Ltd. in Derbyshire, UK. (Changed the company name from A&S Precision Machine Tools Ltd. in September 2003. )
'92 July Established Star Micronics GmbH in Alzey, Germany. (Changed the company name from Star Micronics Manufacturing Deutschland GmbH by merging with LAGRO Werkzeugmaschien-Handels GmbH & Co. KG and 2 other non-consolidated subsidiaries in May 2004, currently located in Neuenburg, Germany. )
'95 August Established Star CNC Machine Tool Corporation in New York, USA. (Changed the company name from Hirschman Corporation in September 1997. )
'98 December Built new Fujimi Factory in Nagasaki, Shimizu City.

2000~

'00 August Established Star America Holding, Inc. (holding company) in Delaware, USA.
'01 April Established Shanghai S&E Precision Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
'02 December Established Shanghai Xingang Machinery Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
'04 March Began shipment of CNC automatic lathes as finished products to Star Micronics Manufacturing Dalian Co., Ltd.
'05 February Established Star Micronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Samutprakarn, Thailand.
'07 April Established Star Micronics Precision (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Ayutthaya, Thailand. (Changed the company name from S&K Precision Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in January 2011. )

2010~

'10 February Acquired additional shares of Star Micronics Precision (Thailand) Co., Ltd. which thereby became a wholly-owned subsidiary.
'11 September Established Star Micronics Southeast Asia Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand.
'12 February Established Star Micronics Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
'15 February Established Star Cloud Services Inc. in California, USA.

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