History

On January 1, 2017, OPTEX CO., LTD. introduced a holding company system and its business name changed to OPTEX GROUP CO., LTD.

  • 1979

    Established OPTEX CO., LTD.

  • 1980

    Developed the world's first far infrared sensor for automatic doors.

  • 1984

    Completed Headquarters building. (Nionohama Otsu, Shiga)

  • 1985

    Founded locally established OPTEX (U.S.A.) INC. in California.

  • 1986

    Opened Tokyo Sales Office.

  • 1989

    Established SICK OPTEX CO., LTD. a joint venture with Erwin Sick GmbH in West Germany.

  • 1990

    Completed Research and Development Center (Ogoto Otsu, Shiga)

    O'PAL OPTEX CO., LTD. established.

  • 1991

    Founded locally established OPTEX (EUROPE) LTD. in U.K.

    Open stock to the public market (to Japan Securities Dealers Association).

  • 1994

    Founded locally established OPTEX (H.K.) LTD. in Hong Kong.

    ISO 9001 certified by LRQA(Location : HEADQUARTERS & R&D CENTER).

  • 1995

    Started production on commission in China.

  • 1997

    ISO 14001 certified by JET(Location : HEADQUARTERS & R&D CENTER).

  • 2001

    Shares was listed on Section 2 of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

  • 2002

    Photoelectric sensor division spun off, OPTEX FA CO., LTD. established.

  • 2003

    Established OPTEX KOREA CO., LTD. in Korea and OPTEX SECURITY SAS in France to build the direct marketing frameworks.

    Shares was listed on Section 1 of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

  • 2004

    Completed New Headquarters building (Ogoto Otsu, Shiga)

    Business expansion planned by obtaining customer traffic counting and management systems technology and combining it with OPTEX's expertise in this field, leading to the acquisition of GIKEN TRASTEM CO., LTD. as a Group subsidiary.

    To grasp market needs and expand exports to Eastern Europe and Russia, OPTEX SECURITY Sp. z o.o. established in Warsaw, Poland.

    Established OPTEX TECHNOLOGIES INC. in California, USA to expand exports of products for automatic doors to the United States.

  • 2005

    Listed OPTEX FA CO., LTD. on the Osaka Securities Exchange's Hercules market.

    Established OPTEX (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD. in China to reinforce the cost competition power and build the marketing frameworks to the Chinese market.

  • 2007

    Acquired FARSIGHT SECURITY SERVICES, LTD. a Remote Video Response service provider in the UK.

  • 2008

    Acquired OPTEX TECHNOLOGIES B.V. to expand the business of automatic door sensors in Europe.

    Acquired ZENIC INC. to provide technical collaboration with image processing technology.

  • 2010

    Acquired FIBER SENSYS INC. to obtain products, technologies and distribution route of fiber - optics intrusion detection systems.

  • 2011

    Established OPTEX SECURITY, LLC in Russia as a sales office for security products.

  • 2012

    Acquired RAYTEC LIMITED to obtain and to expand products, technologies and distribution route of lighting systems for security business.

    Established OPTEX PINNACLE INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED as a joint venture company in Haryana, India to expand business and enhance customer support in newly developing countries.

    OPTEX FA CO., LTD. announced New brand "FASTUS"

  • 2014

    Selected to “Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100”, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).

    Positioned OPTEX (EUROPE) LTD. as EMEA HEADQUARTERS as a management office for Europe, Middle East, and Africa to promote localization of the strategy development of each area, and to expand business globally.

  • 2015

    Positioned OPTEX INCORPORATED as AMERICAS HEADQUARTERS as a management office for North, Central, and South America.

  • 2016

    Started consignment manufacturing in Vietnam to strengthen the global supply system.

    Acquired CCS INC. and GARDASOFT VISION LIMITED to expand the business of LED lighting for the Machine Vision industry and enhance the development of new business field.

    Established OPTEX(THAILAND) CO., LTD. in Thailand to expand the business of security and automatic door sensor segment in the Southeast Asia region.

  • 2017

    Acquired 100% ownership of OPTEX FA CO., LTD.

    Established new organizational structure, which consisted of a holding company, OPTEX GROUP CO., LTD., and four subsidiaries: OPTEX CO., LTD., OPTEX FA CO., LTD., CCS INC., and O'PAL OPTEX CO., LTD.

  • 2018

    Acquired 100% ownership of CCS INC.

    Acquired Three Ace Co., Ltd. to secure the internal group IT technology for IoT strategy promotion.

    Established Optex MFG Co., Ltd. for the purpose of optimizing the whole production function in our groupp.

  • 2019

    OPTEX FA. Co., Ltd. acquired Tokyo Opto-Electronics Co., Ltd. to expand its lineup of non-contact, high-precision laser measurements

    Established the OPTEX Group's integrated base in Tokyo.

    Relocated the headquarters (to Nionohama, Otsu, Shiga).

  • 2020

    Optex Co.,Ltd. was selected to “New Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100”, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) for the second time.

    Acquired Sanritz Automation Co, Ltd., industrial computer system manufacturer, to expand solution business.

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