Brother International Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of home and office products. Marketing products created by its parent company, Brother Industries, this manufacturer is best known for its extensive portfolio of Brother printers and computer peripherals. With more than 1,100 employees in the Americas, Brother enjoyed revenues of an estimated $1.5 billion in the fiscal year of 2006 and continues to remain highly profitable to the current day.
Though originally established in 1954, Brother’s history dates back to 1908 when the Yasui Sewing Machine Company was founded in Nagoya, Japan. Until being officially established, the company was Yasui Sewing Machine’s first overseas sales affiliate, finally changing the name to Brothers, Industries, LTD. in 1962. Shortly thereafter, Brother jumped into the printer market during a longstanding partnership with Centronics, a now defunct manufacturer who was a pioneer in the industry. The rest you could say is history.
Brother products can be found in a number of homes and offices throughout the world. Its product consists of an award-winning series of Multi-Function Center and printers as well as typewriters and sewing machines. The company boasts the number one line of fax machines in the United States and is the global leader in electronic labeling, thanks to its full lineup of P-touch Electronic Labeling Systems. Brother printers and other products are beloved among the user community for delivering high-quality, exceptional performance at a price that is generally more cost-effective than the competition. In addition, the company understands the importance of product support and they have embraced this commitment to service effectively. This has lead to their stellar reputation and increased growth.
A commitment to providing the best breed of products has helped Brother attain significant market shares in various regions. The company currently has service centers in the U.S., the U.K. and India in addition to its main headquarters in Nagoya, Japan. A countless amount of manufacturers have emerged over the years but few are as recognizable as Brother.