History

1979

1979 Established OPTEX CO., LTD.
1980 Developed and marketed world's first automatic door sensor using far infrared rays.
1984 Completed Headquarters building.
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 west Germany's Erwin Sick GmbH.

1990

1990 Completed Research and Development Center and 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 Founded locally established OPTEX ELECTRONICS (TAIWAN) LTD. in Taiwan.
ISO 14001 certified by JET(Location : HEADQUARTERS & R&D CENTER).
1998 Digital Event Recording System "WONDER TRACK" was launched in the digital CCTV system market.
Digital Event recording system wins the first prize at France's EXPO PROTECTION security instruments fair.
1999 Digital Event recording system wins the U.S.A. ISC WEST Grand Prix-the largest security instrument fair in the world.
Received the Commissioner of the Patent Office Award.
Completed Research and Development Center and established O'PAL OPTEX CO., LTD.

2000

2000 Outdoor PIR sensor BX-80 received a Product Achievement Award in the Intrusion detection / Prevention Section at U. S. A. ISC NY.
2001 Our shares went on sale on Section 2 of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Our British subsidiary, OPTEX (EUROPE) LTD. acquired SECURITY ENCLOSURES LTD. as a subsidiary.
2002 Sensor Triggered Tear Gas Emission Device "WONDER SAFE" was launched.
Photoelectric sensor division spun off, OPTEX FA CO., LTD. established.
2003 Sales begun of world's first all-in-one color vision sensor (CVS 1).
Established OPTEX KOREA CO., LTD. in Korea and OPTEX SECURITY SAS in France to build the direct marketing frameworks.
Our shares went on sale on Section 1 of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2004 Completed New Headquarters building in Otsu Shiga-pref.
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 market automatic door products, OPTEX TECHNOLOGIES INC. reestablished in California in U.S.A.
To grasp market needs and expand exports to Eastern Europe and Russia, OPTEX SECURITY Sp. z o.o. established in Warsaw, Poland.

2005

2005 Safety driving support system "DT-01" was released in safety transportation system market.
Established OPTEX (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD. in China to reinforce the cost competition power and build the marketing frameworks to the Chinese market.
2006 OPTEX (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD. opens a sales office in Shenzhen, China.
Automatic Door Sensors for the U.S. market [OA-603].
Injecting Automatic Door Combination Sensors [OA-FUSION] into the European market.
2007 OPTEX FA CO., LTD. acquired JAPAN F.A.SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
OPTEX CO., LTD acquired FARSIGHT SECURITY SERVICES, LTD. a Remote Video Response service provider in the UK.
To expand automatic door sensor business, OPTEX TECHNOLOGIES INC. has established its East Coast office in North Carolina in U.S.A.
2008 OPTEX CO., LTD. acquired OPTEX TECHNOLOGIES B.V. to expand the business of automatic door sensor in Europe.
OPTEX CO., LTD. acquired ZENIC INC. to provide technical collaboration with image processing technology.

2010

2010 Entered the LED lighting fields introducing our LED light control system, which realizes industry-leading levels of energy saving.
OPTEX CO., LTD. acquired FIBER SENSYS INC. to obtain products, technologies and distribution route of fiber - optics intrusion detection systems.
OPTEX (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD. opens a sales office in Shanghai, China.
2011 Established OPTEX SECURITY, LLC in Russia as a sales office for security products.
2012 OPTEX CO., LTD. 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 and OPTEX DO BRASIL LTDA. in Sao Paulo, Brazil to expand business and enhance customer support in newly developing countries.
2013 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.
2013 The discrimination technology of human body by laser scanning received an award of Director-General, Kinki Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry at the invention award ceremony of Kinki region organized by Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation.
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

2015 Positioned OPTEX INCORPORATED as AMERICAS HEADQUARTERS as a management office for North, Central, and South America.
Embarked on the solution business by filtering the data by sensors utilizing cloud.
2016 Started consignment manufacturing in Vietnam to strengthen the global supply system.
OPTEX CO.,LTD. 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.
Transited to a new organizational structure with OPTEX GROUP CO., LTD. as a holding company.