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1949 Maruzen Sewing Machine Co., Ltd established.
Production and distribution of sewing machine and parts start.
1952 Launched home-use zig-zag machines for the first time in Japan.
1957 Entered into a long term contract with the giant merchandiser, Sears Roebuck & Co.,(U.S.A.)
1961 Moriguchi central factory building completed.
Annual export sales reached 128,000 machines, becoming the top exporter.
1964 Annual export sales exceed 354,000 machines.
The highest honor for a corporate citizen granted by Japan Export Committee for the excellent export turnover.
1965 Overseas expansion into Germany and U.K. started, following trade liberalization.
1968 JIC, Inc. (U.S.A.), the overseas affiliate established.
1969 European resident office opened in Brussels, Belgium.
1971 Shinwa Industries Ltd. (Taiwan) established.
1972 ”Symbol of Excellence award for 5 consecutive years” presented by Sears.
1973 Total export exceed 5 million units.
1977 European resident office moved to Dusseldorf, Germany.
”Symbol of Excellence award for 10 consecutive years“ granted by Sears.
1978 Total export top 7 million units.
1979 Good design award granted to the electronic sewing machine.
1980 Good design award granted to the compact machine.
1981 Total sales of compact machines exceeded 1 million units.
1985 MINI JAGUAR sewing machine introduced.
1989 Corporate name changed to Jaguar Co.,Ltd.
1992 Jaguar Zhuhai Co.,Ltd. established in Guangdong, China as Jaguar’s production site in China.
Sewmaster Co. Ltd established.
1997 Jaguar Zhuhai obtained ISO 9002 certification.
1999 Corporate name changed to Jaguar International Corporation.
Attained the second largest sales of home sewing machines in Japan in the first half of the year.
2000 The first microprocessor-controlled sewing machine introduced.
The first computer-controlled machine with Game Boy introduced.
2001 Jaguar Zhuhai obtains ISO 9001 (2000) certification.
2002 DQS (Digital Quick-threading System) machine with a newly-developed quick and easy threading system introduced.
2006 Jaguar Zhuhai obtains ISO 14001 (2004) certification
2007 Jaguar International Corporation Hanoi established in Hanoi, Vietnam as Jaguar’s production site in Vietnam.
2008 Jaguar International Corporation Hanoi started mass-production.
2009 Jaguar International Corporation Hanoi obtains ISO 9001(2008), 14001 (2004) certification
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