Established OPTEX CO., LTD.


Developed and marketed world's first automatic door sensor using far infrared rays.


Completed Headquarters building.


Founded locally established OPTEX (U.S.A.), INC. in California.


Opened Tokyo Sales Office.


Established SICK OPTEX CO., LTD. a joint venture with west Germany's Erwin Sick GmbH.


Completed Research and Development Center and established,
Established O'PAL OPTEX CO., LTD.


Founded locally established OPTEX (EUROPE), LTD.in U.K.
Open stock to the public market (to Japan Securities Dealers Association).


Founded locally established OPTEX (H.K.), LTD. in Hong Kong.
ISO 9001 certified by LRQA(Location : HEADQUARTERS & R&D CENTER).


Started production on commission in China.


Founded locally established OPTEX ELECTRONICS (TAIWAN), LTD. in Taiwan.
ISO 14001 certified by JET(Location : HEADQUARTERS & R&D CENTER).


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.


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.


Outdoor PIR sensor BX-80 received a Product Achievement Award in the Intrusion detection / Prevention Section at U. S. A. ISC NY.


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.


Photoelectric sensor division spun off, OPTEX FA CO., LTD. established.


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.


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.


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.


OPTEX (DONGGUAN) CO., LTD. opens a sales office in Shenzhen, China.


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.


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.


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.


Established OPTEX SECURITY, LLC in Russia as a sales office for security products.


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.


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.
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.


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.


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.


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.


Acquired 100% ownership of OPTEX FA CO., LTD.
We switched over to a new system with Optex Group Co., Ltd. as the holding company, and launched the business company Optex Co., Ltd.
We started offering “Optex Sensor Connect,” which is an optical sensor and data provision solution we have developed in line with our full entry into the IoT business.
The Optex vehicle detection sensor ViiK for coin-paid parking lots was awarded Best Selection in the JPB Award 2016.
We opened a representative office in Germany to strengthen our sales activities in the security market in the DACH Area (Deutschland, Austria and Switzerland).
Optex lighting for evacuation areas and routes during a disaster received the Biwako Environmental Business Design Award “Award for Excellence.”


The Optex e-Smooth Sensor, which is an automatic door sensor that controls unnecessary opening, received the highest award of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in the KENTEN Award, and was also certified as a Shiga Low Carbon Brand.


Entered the recurring revenue business and the subscription business markets with provision of sensor/detector data and cloud service.
Opened consolidated OPTEX group sales office in Tokyo for group synergy enhancement.
ATP Hygiene Monitoring System "Lumitester Smart" (Jointly developed with Kikkoman Biochemifa Company) achieved GOOD DESIGN BEST 100 of 2019.


Selected to “New Global Niche Top Companies Selection 100”, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
Established OPTEX SECURITY, B.V. in Hague, Netherlands as a sales office for security products.


Lumitester Smart ATP Hygiene Monitoring System Receives the iF Design Award 2021.
Started "OMNICITY", sharing service that utilizes automatic doorsensors.
Opened Sendai Sales Office and Fukuoka Sales Office.


Opened Nagoya Sales Office and Osaka Sales Office.


Acquired 100% of the shares of EXNOS Co., Ltd., making it a wholly owned subsidiary of Optex, to strengthen the roadway control systems business.