Brother International can trace its roots back to 1908 in Nagoya, Japan, when Kanekichi Yasui started a sewing machine manufacturing company.
In 1955, Brother International Corporation (US) was established as their first overseas sales affiliated.
Brother is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment company. Its product lineup includes printers, multifunction printers, desktop computers, home and industrial sewing machines, large machine tools, label makers, typewriters, fax machines, and other computer-related electronics.
As of March 2020, Brother’s annual sales revenue had reached 637,259 million yen (US$6,044,666,710 at October 2020 exchange rates)
In May 2017, Brother Industries manufactured their 60 millionth home sewing machine.
In January 2021, the company announced that it was releasing a retail printing and labeling device for Omnichannel.
During 2020, industrial sewing machine demands have increased to the point where manufacturers like Brother are having difficulty meeting demand.
While Brother maintains a main corporate office in Nagoya, Japan, it also has headquarters in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey..