Star Micronics

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Star Micronics Co., Ltd.
Type Public
TYO 7718.T
IndustryElectronics and printers
FoundedTegoshi, Shizuoka, Japan
1947;74 years ago (1947)
Key people
Hajime Sato (President and CEO)
Productsprinters, electronic components, precision parts
RevenueIncrease2.svg ¥35,717 million (£267 million) (Year ended 28 February 2011) [1]
Number of employees
Approx 2,500
Website Star Micronics Co., Ltd.

Star Micronics Co., Ltd. (スター精密株式会社, Sutā Seimitsu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese multinational electronic components and printer manufacturing company headquartered in Shizuoka, Japan. It was founded in 1947 as a precision processor of miniature components, later expanding into automatic lathes, printers, micro audio components, and other fields. [2]

Star Micronics employs around 2,500 staff in several countries and had total revenues of £267 million in 2010. [3] [4]


Star Manufacturing Co., Ltd. was established in 1950 with a capital of ¥ 500,000, in Tegoshi, Shizuoka, to manufacture and sell wristwatches and camera parts. [5]

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