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Citizen Machinery CO., LTD

About Citizen.

By realizing Ko No Ryosan-our philosophy of mass customization-we will bring new value to our customers’ manufacturing practices in order to contribute to society at large.

The lineup of products from Citizen Machinery, the world’s top market share holder in the world of CNC automatic lathes.

CITIZEN History

Company History Period
1918

Shokosha Watch Research Institute established, the forerunner of Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.

Shokosha Watch Research Institute established, the forerunner of Citizen Watch Co., Ltd.
1929

Toshimori Miyano, founder of Miyano, started manufacturing industrial precision files in Kameido, Tokyo.

Toshimori Miyano, founder of Miyano, started manufacturing industrial precision files in Kameido, Tokyo.
1930

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. established.

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. established.
1936

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. Started to produce machine tools.

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. Started to produce machine tools.
1948

Developed model AL-S25, the Japan’s first automatic cam operated lathe.

Developed model AL-S25, the Japan’s first automatic cam operated lathe.
1952

Corporate name changed to Miyano Iron Work.

Corporate name changed to Miyano Iron Work.
1961

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. Started to sell machine tools.

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. Started to sell machine tools.
1970

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. Developed NC lathes “Cincom D16”.

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. Developed NC lathes “Cincom D16”.
1971

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. Precision Machinery Division established.

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. Precision Machinery Division established.
1982

CITIZEN PRECISION MACHINERY CO., LTD. established.

CITIZEN PRECISION MACHINERY CO., LTD. established.
1985

Corporate name changed to Miyano Machinery Japan Inc.

MARUBENI CITIZEN-CINCOM INC. (MCC),the sales office in the US, was established.

Corporate name changed to Miyano Machinery Japan Inc. MARUBENI CITIZEN-CINCOM INC. (MCC),the sales office in the US, was established.
1986

CITIZEN MACHINERY EUROPE GmbH. (CME).

European sales office established.

CITIZEN MACHINERY EUROPE GmbH. (CME).

European sales office established.

1990

Attended the CFA60 exhibition.

Attended the CFA60 exhibition.
1991

Kitakami Factory established.

Kitakami Factory established.
1996

ISO9001 Certified.

ISO9001 Certified.
1999

ISO14001 Certified.

ISO14001 Certified.
2000

ISO 9001 Certified at Kitakami Factory.

ISO 9001 Certified at Kitakami Factory.
2001

Corporate name changed to Miyano Miyano Machinery UK Ltd. (formerly Macro CNC Machine Tools Ltd.) become a subsidiary.

CITIZEN MACHINERY ASIA CO.,LTD. (CMA), the manufacturing base in Thai, was established.

Attended the CFA70 exhibition.

Corporate name changed to Miyano Miyano Machinery UK Ltd. (formerly Macro CNC Machine Tools Ltd.) become a subsidiary. CITIZEN MACHINERY ASIA CO.,LTD. (CMA), the manufacturing base in Thai, was established.

Attended the CFA70 exhibition.

2002

Corporate name changed to CITIZEN PRECISION MACHINERY CO.,LTD.

Consolidated with CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. precision machinery division

Corporate name changed to CITIZEN PRECISION MACHINERY CO.,LTD.

Consolidated with CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD. precision machinery division

2004

CITIZEN MACHINERY CHINA CO., LTD. (CMC), sales office in China established.

CITIZEN MACHINERY CHINA CO., LTD. (CMC), sales office in China established.
2005

Headquarters and Tokyo Office moved to Sumiyoshi, Ueda.

Miyano Service Engineering, Inc. established.

Corporate name changed to CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD.

CITIZEN CHINA PRECISION MACHINERY CO., LTD. (CCM), a manufacturing base in China, established.

Attended the CFA75 exhibition.

Headquarters and Tokyo Office moved to Sumiyoshi, Ueda.

Miyano Service Engineering, Inc. established.

Corporate name changed to CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD.

CITIZEN CHINA PRECISION MACHINERY CO., LTD. (CCM), a manufacturing base in China, established.

Attended the CFA75 exhibition.

2006

Listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

CITIZEN MACHINERY VETNAM CO., LTD. (CMV), manufacturing base in Vietnam established.

Listed in the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. CITIZEN MACHINERY VETNAM CO., LTD. (CMV), manufacturing base in Vietnam established.
2007

ISO14001 Certified at Headquarters, Kitagami Factory.

Citizen Group industrial equipment operations placed under one company Consolidated with CITIZEN MECHATRONICS CO., LTD.

An equity and business alliance created with Miyano Machinery, Inc.

ISO14001 Certified at Headquarters, Kitagami Factory. Citizen Group industrial equipment operations placed under one company Consolidated with CITIZEN MECHATRONICS CO., LTD.

An equity and business alliance created with Miyano Machinery, Inc.

2008

Miyano Philippines Inc. established.

Became a subsidiary of CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

CITIZEN MACHINERY UK Ltd. (CMUK), established as the sales office for Europe.

Miyano Philippines Inc. established.

Became a subsidiary of CITIZEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

CITIZEN MACHINERY UK Ltd. (CMUK), established as the sales office for Europe.
2010

Miyano Machinery, Inc. became the wholly owned subsidiary of CITIZEN HOLDING CO.,LTD.

Miyano Machinery, Inc. became the wholly owned subsidiary of CITIZEN HOLDING CO.,LTD.
Citizen Machinery Miyano
2011

CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD. merged with Miyano Machinery Inc. with name changed to CITIZEN MACHINERY MIYANO CO.,LTD.

CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD. merged with Miyano Machinery Inc. with name changed to CITIZEN MACHINERY MIYANO CO.,LTD.
2013

Tsutoku Speciality Machine Co.,Ltd. become a subsidiary with name changed to CINCOM MIYANO TAIWAN CO.,LTD. (CMTW) as the sales office in Taiwan.

Tsutoku Speciality Machine Co.,Ltd. become a subsidiary with name changed to CINCOM MIYANO TAIWAN CO.,LTD. (CMTW) as the sales office in Taiwan.
2014

Over 100,000 automatic lathes shipped.

Over 100,000 automatic lathes shipped.
Citizen Machinery
2015

Corporate name changed to CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD.

Attended the CFA85 exhibition.

SIRMA MACCHINE s.r.l. become a subsidiary with name changed to CITIZEN MACHINE ITALIA s.r.l. (CMI) as the sales office in Italy.

Corporate name changed to CITIZEN MACHINERY CO., LTD.

Attended the CFA85 exhibition.

SIRMA MACCHINE s.r.l. become a subsidiary with name changed to CITIZEN MACHINE ITALIA s.r.l. (CMI) as the sales office in Italy.

2017

Saku Works established

Saku Works established
2019

HESTIKA FRANCE S.A.S. as the sales office in France and EGASCA, S.A. as the sales office in Spain became the wholly owned subsidiary.

HESTIKA FRANCE S.A.S. as the sales office in France and EGASCA, S.A. as the sales office in Spain became the wholly owned subsidiary.
2020

CITIZEN MACHINERY CO,. LTD. merged with MIYANO SERVICE ENGINEERING INC.

CITIZEN MACHINERY CO,. LTD. merged with MIYANO SERVICE ENGINEERING INC.