Optex Co., Ltd., founded by three engineers in Shiga, Japan, as a company specializing in sensors.
Introduced the OP-01A, the world's first automatic door sensor using passive infrared.
Completed new headquarters building.
Introduced Japan's first sensor light using passive infrared.
Opened Optex Tokyo Sales Office in Tokyo, Japan.
Introduced the Thermo Hunter 5140 and Thermo Hunter Built-in non-contact thermometers.
Established joint venture company, Sick Optex Co., Ltd., for facilitating development of photoelectric sensors with West Germany's Erwin Sick GmbH (now Sick AG).
Established O'pal Optex Co., Ltd., as an employee leisure facility.
Established Optex (Europe) Ltd., in Berkshire, UK, to expand sales in the European market.
Acquired Morse Security Group, Inc., to expand the security business and established Optex Morse, Inc.
Introduced the world's first automatic water transparency measuring system.
Established Optex (H.K.) Ltd., in Hong Kong for component procurement.
Started contract production in China.
ISO 14001 certified by JET (locations: HQ and R&D Center).
Introduced the Wonder Track digital event recording system in the digital CCTV system market.
Digital event recording system given the Grand Prix at the ISC West in the USA, the largest security equipment trade show in the world.
BX-80 outdoor PIR detector given Product Achievement Award for intrusion detection/prevention at the ISC West in the USA.
Optex stock listed on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Established Optex Korea Co., Ltd., in Korea and Optex Security SAS in France to build direct marketing frameworks.
Relocated headquarters in Otsu, Shiga, Japan.
Introduced the Digital Packtest water quality test device jointly developed with Kyoritsu Chemical Check Lab., Corp.
Japan F.A. Systems Co., Ltd., acquired by Optex FA Co., Ltd.
Acquired Secumatic B.V., in the Netherlands to expand the automatic door sensor business in Europe and established Optex Technologies B.V.
Entered the LED lighting field by introducing an LED light control system, achieving industry-leading levels of energy saving.
New branch office in Dubai, UAE, opened by Optex (Europe) Ltd., to pursue perimeter security solutions in the Middle East market.
Acquired Raytec Limited to obtain and expand products, technology, and distribution routes for CCTV lighting systems for the security business.
Established Sensor Vision Co., Ltd. in Japan and Guangzhou Optex Industrial Automation Control Equipment Co.,Ltd. in Guangdong province, China by Optex FA Co., Ltd. for the business expansion in the fields of Factory Automation.
Selected to "Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100", organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
Positioned OPTEX INCORPORATED as AMERICAS HEADQUARTERS as a management office for North, Central, and South America.
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.
Acquired 100% ownership of OPTEX FA CO., LTD.Transited to a new organizational structure with OPTEX GROUP CO., LTD. as a holding company.