1973
  • Establishment on February 19
1974
  • Established an agreement with Ultraspheric of the U.S. for the import and sale of ultraspheric plastic and precision tungsten-carbide balls
  • Began import and sale of UV curable resin
1976
  • Developed light diffusers (Light Guide Plate) for LCD watches
1978
  • Formed a tie-up with FORT S.A. of France
1979
  • Opened Ichikawa Factory in Chiba Prefecture
  • Began production and sale of optical modules for fiber optic distance meters
1980
  • Formed a tie-up with TSL of the U.K. to sell their optical fiber performs, rods and tubes for optical fibers
  • Formed a business tie-up with Bal Seal Engineering of the U.S.
  • Formed a trading tie-up with Duke Scientific of the U.S.
1981
  • Established Tamagawa Factory in Saitama Prefecture
1984
  • Moved head office to Sakuragaoka in Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
1985
  • Established branch office in Kyoto
  • Established sales office in Fukuoka
  • Expanded the Tamagawa Factory. Started drawing multicomponent optical fibers
1986
  • Started polishing ball lenses at Tamagawa factory
1987
  • Established Moritex U.S.A., Inc
  • Initiated development of CCD microscopes
1988
  • Created the Imaging & Optical Instruments Department. Established an office and a factory in Yono, Saitama Prefecture
1989
  • Increased capital through a third party allotment making Ajinomoto Co., Inc and Nippon Mining Co. (currently Japan Energy Corp.) stable shareholders, resulting in strengthened business ties with both of these companies
  • Commenced design and assembly of Machine Micro Lenses (MML) at Urawa Factory
1990
  • Moved and expanded the Kyoto branch office
  • Launched mass-production line of press-fit ball lenses (Tamagawa factory)
1991
  • Opened a distribution center at Tamagawa, Hiki-gun, Saitama
  • Reinforced capital tie-up with PM Industries Ltd
  • Changed its name to Moritex Europe Ltd
1992
  • Initiated a joint venture called Tohoku Moritex with Sendai Paper Board Company
  • Signed a business transfer agreement for Ajinomoto's sample preparation robot (LC-ROBO)
1993
  • 20th anniversary. Completion of new head office building (Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)
1995
  • Opened the Nagoya sales office (current branch office)
1996
  • Opened Yokohama Technical Center
1997
  • Established KOLC Inc
  • Listed shares on JASDAQ Securities Exchange
1999
  • Made Moritex Europe a wholly-owned subsidiary
2000
  • Established Moritex Hong Kong Co., Ltd
  • Moved and expanded the Urawa branch office
  • Listed on the 1st section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
2001
  • Expanded the Fukuoka sales office to Fukuoka branch office
  • Opened the Osaka branch office
2002
  • Consolidated the Tamagawa and Urawa factories into Saitama Factory
2003
  • Expanded the Yokohama Technical Center
  • Yuko Morito appointed Chairman & Managing Director Shigeyuki Morita appointed President & CEO
  • Invested in Moritex Precision Corporation to make it an affiliated company
2004
  • Moved the Osaka branch office to Osaka City
  • Saitama Factory obtained ISO14001 certification
2005
  • Implemented capital and business tie-up with Sensor Technology Co., Ltd., a CCD camera manufacturer
  • Shenzhen Factory in China obtained ISO 9001 certification
2006
  • Opened Moritex U.S.A. (EAST) in Boston, MA
2007
  • Formed a business alliance with SCHOTT, a global special glass manufacturer
  • Shenzhen Factory obtained ISO14001 certification
2008
  • Representative Director and TM Division General Manager Shuitsu Nishina appointed President & CEO
  • Became a member of the SCHOTT Group as a result of a friendly tender offer bid by SCHOTT Nippon Holdings
2009
  • Established the Sendai sales office
  • Undertook Lighting and Imaging business from Schott Nippon
2010
  • Moved head office to Higashi Ikebukuro in Toshima-ku, Tokyo
  • Dissolved Moritex Europe Ltd. after transferring its operations to SCHOTT AG and SCHOTT UK Ltd
  • Established the subsidiary Moritex Asia Co., Ltd. in view of integrating production and sales of the optical business in the Asia region
  • Transferred Moritex Hong Kong's operations related to merchandise sales and production to Moritex Asia. Sold shares of Moritex Hong Kong
  • President and CEO Shuitsu Nishina appointed as Director and Chairman, and Senior Managing Director Noboru Matsuoka was appointed as President and CEO
  • Changed fiscal term from October 1 to September 30 of the following year
2011
  • Transferred operations of Moritex USA to SCHOTT North America
2012
  • Transferred business of Moritex Asia to Moritex Technologies
2013
  • Moved head office to Asaka-shi Saitama
  • Changed corporate name to SCHOTT MORITEX Corporation from Moritex Corporation
  • Cosolidated Saitama factory in Asaka Head Office
2015
  • Exchanged capital and business alliance agreement with MV Japan and joined Citic group
  • Established Moritex North America., Inc. and Moritex Asia Pacific Pte.Ltd.
  • Changed corporate name back to Moritex Corporation
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