A Brief History of Star Micronics

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1950s

1950 July Established Star Manufacturing Co., Ltd. with a capital of ¥ 500,000 in Tegoshi, Shizuoka to manufacture and sell wristwatches and camera parts.
1958 August Began sales of a cam-type automatic lathe.

1960s

1960 October Established Tokai Seimitsu Co., Ltd. in a partnership with Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. to mass-produce wristwatch screws.
1965 September Absorbed Tokai Seimitsu Co., Ltd. and changed company name to Star Micronics Co., Ltd.

1970s

1971 November Moved to Nakayoshida (present location) .
1976 October Began manufacturing and sales of CNC automatic lathes.
1977 January Established Star Micronics America, Inc. in New York, USA. (Currently located in New Jersey, USA. )
1979 July Began manufacturing and sales of POS printers.

1980s

1981 October Listed company stock on the Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
1984 April Built new Kikugawa Factory in Kikugawa, Ogasa.
1984 August Listed company stock on the First Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange. (Delisted in July 2006. )
1984 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. )
1989 January Established Star Micronics Manufacturing Dalian Co., Ltd. in Dalian, China.

1990s

1990 October Listed company stock on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. (Shift to the Prime Market from the First Section due to the market restructuring of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in April 2022.)
1991 October Established Star Micronics AG in Zurich, Switzerland.
1992 February Established Star Micronics GB Ltd. in Derbyshire, UK. (Changed the company name from A&S Precision Machine Tools Ltd. in September 2003. )
1992 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. )
1995 August Established Star CNC Machine Tool Corporation in New York, USA. (Changed the company name from Hirschman Corporation in September 1997. )

2000s

2000 August Established Star America Holding, Inc. (holding company) in Delaware, USA.
2002 December Established Shanghai Xingang Machinery Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
2004 March Began shipment of CNC automatic lathes as finished products to Star Micronics Manufacturing Dalian Co., Ltd.
2005 February Established Star Micronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Samutprakarn, Thailand.

2010s

2011 September Established Star Micronics Southeast Asia Co., Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand.
2012 February Established Star Micronics Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.
2018 July Established Star Micronics Group Tokyo Office in Minato-ku, Tokyo
Established Star Marketing Japan Co., Ltd. in Minato-ku, Tokyo

2020s

2020 April New head office completed
July Machine Tools Division
Solution Center completed
2022 April Shift to the Prime Market from the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.