The History of Brother:
Over 100 Years in 44 Countries

The origin of Brother can be traced back over 100 years, back to 1908, when Kanekichi Yasui started Yasui Sewing Machine Co. at his home in Nagoya, Japan. Here, he repaired industrial sewing machines and manufactured sewing machine parts for his local community.

Many years later, his sons later inherited the company, and it was renamed Yasui Brothers’ Sewing Machine Company. This was the beginning of Brother. This new company would independently manufacture a Japanese sewing machine that would surpass all machines manufactured overseas, and to this day, continues its unprecedented growth as an industry leader.