Established in Tegoshi, Shizuoka (current Tegoshi, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi) with a capital of ¥500,000, six employees and five automatic lathes, began the manufacture and sale of such products as wristwatch and camera parts as a small workshop factory.
Began sales of automatic lathes.
After finalizing automatic lathes, began sales with the catchphrase, “automatic lathes made by users for users.”
Tokai Seimitsu Co., Ltd.
Established Tokai Seimitsu Co., Ltd. in a partnership with Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. Evolved as a factory specializing in the manufacture of watch screws.
Began the export of automatic lathes.
Exported the first unit to the UK. Cultivated overseas sales channels and steadily increased market share.
Changed the company’s name to Star Micronics Co., Ltd.
Absorbed Tokai Seimitsu Co., Ltd. and changed the company’s name to Star Micronics Co., Ltd.
Began the manufacture and sales of electronic buzzers.
Widely adopted as a buzzer for clocks. Electronic buzzers extensively used in mobile phones as an incoming call sound source. Captured a large market share throughout the 1990s.
Began the manufacture and sales of NC automatic lathes.
Began the manufacture and sale of NC automatic lathes. Incorporating innovative ideas and mechanisms, extremely well received for precision accuracy.
Began the manufacture and sale of small printers.
Entering the digital printer field, began the manufacture and sale of products in a bid to respond to the information age and the widespread use of personal computers.
Listed company stock on the Second Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange.
Began the manufacture and sale of large-scale printers.
Entered the printer market in earnest.
Listed company stock on the First Section of the Nagoya Stock Exchange. (Delisted in 2006.)
Built the new Kikugawa Factory.
Built a new machine tools production base in Kikugawa-cho, Ogasa-gun (current Kikugawa-shi), Shizuoka Prefecture.
Installed state-of-the-art rationalization system machines and contributed to improved productivity by enabling continuous automated operations.
Established Star Micronics Manufacturing Dalian Co., Ltd.
Established a subsidiary in Dalian, China to engage in the manufacture of printers.
Became the fourth foreign company to enter the Dalian Economic and Technological Development Zone.
Listed company stock on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange after 40 years of operation. (Shift to the Prime Market from the First Section due to the market restructuring of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in April 2022.)
Began the manufacture and sale of microphones, speakers and receivers.
Developed a full lineup of micro audio components for mobile phones, and aggressively cultivated the market.
Began the manufacture of CNC lathes as finished products
at Star Micronics Manufacturing Dalian Co., Ltd.
Began assembling finished products in China ahead of competitors to reduce costs and strengthen production capacity.
Established Star Micronics Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Established a subsidiary to manufacture machine tools in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. Set up a machine tools production system across three bases in Japan, China and Thailand in response to the expansion of emerging markets in Asia.
Developed a printer that can be connected to iOS devices via Bluetooth® amid the growing global demand for tablet POS systems using smartphones and tablet devices. Buoyed by the rush of inquiries prior to release, product widely accepted by the market.
*1 Apple is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
*2 IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
*3 The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Star Micronics Co., Ltd. is under license.
Established Star Marketing Japan Co., Ltd.
Established Star Marketing Japan Co., Ltd. as a sales subsidiary in Shimbashi, Tokyo in a bid to further develop and expand the mPOS market in Japan. Through activities in the city center, responded quickly to the diverse needs of customers.
Completed construction of a new head office
Completed construction of a new head office with a view to upgrading and expanding the Company’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP) by taking full advantage of such high disaster prevention capabilities as a seismic isolation structure that can handle long-periods of seismic motion and an emergency power supply that can continue for a long period of time. In addition, actively introduced new work styles through a variety of measures including the adoption of information communication technology (ICT) to help create a paperless office and free address system.
Completed construction of the Solution Center
Completed construction of the Solution Center to strengthen before- and after-sales service and product quality. As a new base for the Machine Tools Segment, the Solution Center can serve as a permanent display of various automatic lathes while accommodating multiple functions. The Center is equipped with a wide range of showrooms, a dedicated NC training room, and evaluation, testing and other rooms enabling the use of actual machines for instruction and process testing.
Shift to the Prime Market from the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
*1 Data up to the fiscal year ended February 28, 1970 is based on the total of each segment.
*2 Data from the fiscal year ended February 29, 1972 to the fiscal year ended February 28, 2005 is classified into the three Precision Electronic Equipment, Machine Tools and Precision Products segments. Effective from the fiscal year ended February 28, 2006, operations were reclassified into four business segments with Precision Electronics Equipment separated into Special Products and Components. However, data from the fiscal year ended February 29, 1972 to the fiscal year ended February 28, 2005 is based on the four business segments for comparative purposes.
*3 Effective from the fiscal period ended December 31, 2018, Star Micronics Co., Ltd. changed its account settlement date from the end of February to December 31.
*4 In conjunction with its decision to dissolve the Precision Products Division, Star Micronics Co., Ltd. took steps to revise the classification of its business segments in 2020. Effective from 2021, the Company reclassified the three Special Products, Machine Tools, and Precision Products segments into the two Special Products and Machine Tools segments.