Corporate History

Corporate History

1881K. Hattori & Co., Ltd, predecessor of today's SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION, established by Kintaro Hattori.

1892Seikosha clock supply factory established; production of wall clocks begins.

1937Watch production split off as Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd., predecessor of today's Seiko Instruments Inc.

1959Suwa Factory of Daini Seikosha becomes independent as Suwa Seikosha, predecessor of today's SEIKO EPSON CORPORAION.

1968Establishment of subsidiary in Hong Kong.

1970Establishment of subsidiary in USA.

1971Establishment of subsidiary in UK.

1974Establishment of subsidiary in Brazil.

1977 Establishment of subsidiary in Australia.

1981Establishment of representative office in Dubai.

1994Establishment of representative office in Beijing.

2001Establishment of SEIKO WATCH CORPORATION as part of the new SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION.

2003Establishment of subsidiary in China.

2007Establishment of subsidiary in India.

2008Establishment of subsidiary in Russia.