engl. Brother Industries
Kabushiki-gaisha (stock corporation)
|Nagoya , Aichi , Japan
|Kanekichi Yasui , Yoshihiro Yasui , Toshikazu Koike
|Number of employees
Brother Industries Ltd. ( Japanese ブ ラ ザ ー 工業 株式会社 , Burazā Kōgyō kabushiki-gaisha ) is a global group with headquarters in Nagoya / Japan and one of the world's leading manufacturers of printers , multifunctional and fax machines, typewriters , computer-controlled embroidery and sewing systems and the P-touch -Labeling devices. It was founded in 1934 as Nippon mishin seizō KK ( 日本 ミ シ ン 製造 株式会社 ; English Nippon Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. ); The forerunner was the Yasui mishin shōkai ( 安井 ミ シ ン 商会 , English Yasui Sewing Machine Co. ) founded in 1908 as a repair shop for sewing machines , the Yasui Mishin kyōdai shōkai ( 安井 ミ シ ン 兄弟 商会 , English Yasui Brothers sewing machine shop ) from 1925 onwards Machine Co. ) was called.
In 1962, Brother International GmbH was founded in Hamburg in Germany, from there the company moved to Frankfurt am Main in 1964 and to Bad Vilbel in 1974 . Today Brother International GmbH has a total turnover of over 300 million euros . The industrial sewing machines and textile printers from Brother are sold by the second branch in Germany, Brother Industriemaschinen GmbH, in Emmerich am Rhein in North Rhine-Westphalia . This branch is responsible for the industrial business across Europe, Middle East and South Africa.
Brother (Schweiz) AG , as it has been called since 1997, was founded in 1972 and is based in Dättwil bei Baden AG . Today, with around 60 employees, it generates around 55 million euros in sales per year.
Brother International Austria GesmbH is the Austrian branch based in Vienna . The Austrian sales company was founded in 1971 and with this branch is also responsible for 13 countries in Eastern Europe. The sales program includes laser printers and multifunctional devices (printing, scanning, copying, faxing), fax machines, P-touch labeling machines, typewriters and sewing machines.
In total, the following product categories are produced:
Color and monochrome printers (laser, LED, inkjet), multifunctional devices (combined options for printing, scanning, copying, faxing), dot matrix printers, fax machines, P-touch labeling machines, typewriters and sewing and embroidery systems.
No chips in ink cartridges
Brother has not used chip cartridges in its inkjet printers for longer than any other major manufacturer. It was not until 2012 that chips were introduced on the cartridges with the cartridges of the 123 / 127XL series. The long waiver of chips has earned Brother inkjet printers some popularity with users who refill their cartridges themselves, and resulted in low prices for compatible ink cartridges. In the meantime, inexpensive replacement cartridges from third-party manufacturers are also available for most devices with chip-controlled ink cartridges.
- Brother LW series (typewriters with integrated word processing)