Our Strength

Star Micronics,
as a technology group with small precision processing
and assembly at its core, aims for global management that constantly
expands its business in growing fields and domains.

01 Well-developed Technology and Pride Cultivated Through Precision Parts Processing

The history of our company began in July 1950 when Star Manufacturing Co., Ltd., was established in Tegoshi, Shizuoka City (currently Tegoshi, Suruga Ward, Shizuoka City). At that time, with six employees and five automatic lathes, we started out manufacturing and selling parts for wristwatches and cameras, and have continued to manufacture parts that require constant fine and high-precision processing for 70 years. It has been a constant quest for even higher precision. We improved and remodeled machine tools in order to make the best use of the technology we had at that time, and eventually came to produce our own machine tools such as the "Swiss-type Automatic Lathe" in-house. At the same time, we have accumulated technologies in electrical engineering and information engineering, and have expanded our field of activities to meet the needs of the times, including the development of printers. Our technology for pursuing "precision", which has been handed down to the present, will continue to develop further in the future.

Photos of founding members

Early hit product: Cam-type lathe SJ-8R

02 Combining craftsmanship and user-mind

Our products, which combine our commitment to technology cultivated through precision machining technology and our meticulous attention to detail tailored to each customer, are used in a variety of fields around the world.

(Machine Tools Division)
High-precision and compact parts are required for various advanced products such as automobiles, which are becoming increasingly sophisticated, and digital devices, which are becoming increasingly compact. Our machine tools are exactly the products that meet the current processing needs. In addition to our mainstay Swiss-type automatic lathes, we have also developed products that are not bound by conventional frameworks, and offer a wide lineup of products as a comprehensive CNC lathe manufacturer.

(Special Products Division)
Our small printers and card reader/writers are widely used in supermarkets, restaurants, retail stores, etc., and are highly evaluated around the world for their user-friendliness and beautiful, easy-to-read high-speed printing. In addition, business needs are expanding in conjunction with tablet POS systems due to their excellent scalability and flexibility in system configuration. We also provide various solutions to small and medium-sized stores using our printers, to improve their sales.

03 DNA Inherited Globally

In the 1960s, we were already looking overseas, and expanded our sales channels to Europe, starting with the delivery of automatic lathes to the United Kingdom as our first export in 1962. Furthermore, regarding the overseas expansion of production bases, we have been one of the first companies in the world to develop overseas production bases, including the fourth foreign company in the world to enter Dalian, China's first economic and technological development zone. In the six decades since then, we have further expanded our factories and sales bases, mainly in the northern hemisphere, and are now expanding our sales channels to countries around the world. Globalization has enabled us to incorporate the opinions of local staff and establish a system to provide products and services that meet their needs.

As a global company

Current overseas sales account for 87% of total sales

The Group has approximately 1,500 employees.
Of these, approximately 1,000 employees, approximately 60%,
are at overseas group companies
(the number of employees excludes that of contract employees).

Star Micronics in Figures

  • Number of employees
     

    1,442employees

  • Annual holidays
     

    132days

  • FY2020 4Q Total assets
     

    71,621million yen

  • Annual number of orders for machine tools

    3,326units