About us

 

1949

Maruzen Sewing Machine Co., Ltd established.
Production and distribution of sewing machine and parts started.

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 exceeded 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 exceeded 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 obtained ISO 9001 (2000) certification.

2002

DQS (Digital Quick-threading System) machine with a newly-developed quick and easy threading system introduced.

2006

Jaguar Zhuhai obtained 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 obtained ISO 9001 (2008), 14001 (2004) certification.

2011

Jaguar International Corporation Hanoi completed second construction of the factory.

2014

Jaguar International Corporation Hanoi obtained SA8000 certification.