At your side for
over 50 years

Brother is a world wide electronics
and manufacturing company.

The Irish subsidiary provides sales, marketing,
technical support, warehousing and distribution.

Vor 100 Jahren im japanischen Nagoya gegründet, blickt Brother in Europa auf eine 50-jährige, facettenreiche Geschichte zurück.

Die Brother-Gruppe liefert Produkte und Dienste an Kunden in aller Welt und verfügt über 17 Fertigungsstätten (darunter vier Werke der Firma Brother Industries, Ltd.) sowie über 52 Vertriebseinrichtungen in 44 Ländern und Regionen weltweit (Stand April 2013).

Heute umfasst das Produktprogramm nicht nur Heim- und Industrienähmaschinen, sondern auch Werkzeugmaschinen sowie Informations- und Kommunikationsequipment aus Brothers Geschäftsbereich Printing & Solutions - Drucker, All-in-One-Geräte, Faxgeräte, Etikettendrucker, Scanner sowie original Brother-Verbrauchsmaterialien und -Zubehör.

Mit der European Vision 21 verpflichtet sich Brother dazu, sich zu einer einheitlichen Vertriebs- und Marketingorganisation von Weltrang zu entwickeln mit dem Ehrgeiz, einzigartige Produkte auf den Markt zu bringen und dem Leitsatz "At your side" in unserer tagtäglichen Arbeit gerecht zu werden.

Brother first established in Europe

The European Economic Community had only come into being the year before when France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg signed the Treaty of Rome. Recognizing and responding to this was an extremely important step for Brother's development and growth

Brother takes over Jones sewing machine factory in Audenshaw, Manchester

Jones Sewing Machines was well established as Britain's premier brand, but was suffering from lack of investment and development. This acquisition allowed Brother to rapidly establish itself within the UK.

Brother produces the world's first high speed dot-matrix printer.

This product, designed by CDCC and built in Brother factories, led to Brother's decision to diversify its product offering into office technology. This proved instrumental in Brother becoming the company it is today.

First Brother electronic typewriter.

Following the decision to diversify, Brother's electronic typewriters rapidly gained world-wide acceptance and fuelled major growth and recognition of Brother as a serious contender in office technology.

First Brother Fax machine

The fax machine was recognized as the fundamental communication device in the office of the time. Brother developed products that were small, efficient and most of all very competitive. Fax contributed greatly to the company's ever expanding product range.

First Brother laser printer

Laser printing was establishing as the printing technology of the moment and Brother was able to develop its own high speed products for the office market. Today, Brother is a world class producer of these products.

First Brother labelling machine

Proving that Brother has the capability for true innovation, it released new labelling technology based on an original Brother concept. This initial innovation resulted in a whole system of labelling products that produce some of the most durable labels in the world today.

First Brother laser multifunction machine

Continuing its line of world first technologies, the company made a significant breakthrough in integrating multiple functions into one machine with its first laser multifunction printer. Based on an existing laser printer, Brother added scanning, faxing, phone and many others functions too. This became the new benchmark for Brother's competitors and spawned an entirely new product category.

First Brother inkjet multifunction machine

Brother emulated it success with laser multifunction to inkjet technology. This resulted in many products that were smaller, quieter, more colourful, but just as functional as the laser machines.

First Brother self-contained mobile printer

This miniaturized product was (and still is) the only one of its kind in the world to be so small yet so capable. It now forms the printing resource for many large organizations for whom mobility is essential, from the British Transport Police to Hilarys Blinds.

First Brother RFID label printer

A true 21st century breakthrough, based on Brother's existing labeling experience, the RL-700S adds Radio Frequency Identification tags to the company's label range. This technology, normally costing thousands of pounds to implement can be realized for a fraction of the cost with Brother's latest technological development.