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Corporate History

Corporate History

1881
K. Hattori & Co., Ltd, predecessor of today's SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION, established by Kintaro Hattori.
1892
Seikosha clock supply factory established; production of wall clocks begins.
1937
Watch production split off as Daini Seikosha Co., Ltd., predecessor of today's Seiko Instruments Inc.
1959
Suwa Factory of Daini Seikosha becomes independent as Suwa Seikosha, predecessor of today's SEIKO EPSON CORPORAION.
1968
Establishment of subsidiary in Hong Kong.
1970
Establishment of subsidiary in USA.
1971
Establishment of subsidiary in UK.
1974
Establishment of subsidiary in Brazil.
1977
Establishment of subsidiary in Australia.
1981
Establishment of representative office in Dubai.
1994
Establishment of representative office in Beijing.
2001
Establishment of SEIKO WATCH CORPORATION as part of the new SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION.
2003
Establishment of subsidiary in China.
2007
Establishment of subsidiary in India.
2008
Establishment of subsidiary in Russia.