OPTEX FA CO., LTD. started as the industrial photoelectric sensor business of parent company, OPTEX CO., LTD. SICK OPTEX CO., LTD. was subsequently established, as a joint venture with SICK AG of Germany, the world's largest industrial sensor manufacturer. Our development and technological capabilities have been highly evaluated through business with SICK.
In 2002, the organization became independent, as the current OPTEX FA. Along with accumulation of know-how and experience through technical collaboration with the major supplier in the industry, we have created our own product brand, FASTUS.
OPTEX FA has now grown to be one of the core business of OPTEX GROUP CO., LTD., that is listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Changes in business of the industrial photoelectric sensor division of OPTEX CO., LTD.
|1985||Started development of photoelectric sensors in OPTEX CO., LTD.|
|1986||Released the first photoelectric sensor (Built-in amplifier type).|
|1987||Contracted with SICK GmbH (SICK AG today) and started delivery to European market as OEM supplier.|
|1988||Started delivery to Korea and Chinese market.|
|1989||SICK GmbH (SICK AG today) and OPTEX established SICK OPTEX CO., LTD for development of photoelectric sensors sharing its capital 50/50%.|
|2001||Started production in Dongguan in Guangdong province in China.|
|2002 JAN||FA division started its new history in Kyoto as newly-established company "OPTEX FA CO., LTD". (Capital: 200 million JPY)Tokyo office was also established in Shinjyuku at the same time.|
|2003 SEP||All-in-one (Camera, Light, Controller and monitor) color vision sensor "CVS1 series" was released.|
|2004 MAR||"CVS1 series" get an award of the seventh packing machine inspection technology prize.|
|2004 OCT||Displacement sensor "CD4 series" was released.|
|2005 FEB||"CVS4 series" with character recognition function was released.|
|2006 JAN||Started LED business.|
|2006 JUN||New office in Opened in Nagoya.|
|2007 FEB||Acquired Japan F.A. Systems Co. Ltd|
|2007 MAY||Released "MVS series".|
|2008 FEB||Contracted business tie-up with IDEC Corporation.|
|2011 MAR||Started cooperation with Mitsubishi Electric for business in factory automation industry.|
|2011 OCT||New office opened in Kyushu (Fukuoka).|
|2012 FEB||New office opened in Kobe.|
|2012 OCT||Launched 1st "FASTUS" brand product displacement sensor CD22 series.|
New office opened in Ebina.
|2013 JUL||M&A of Japan F.A. Systems Corporation.|
|2013 SEP||Subsidiary R&D company SensorVision Co.,Ltd. Established in Kyoto.|
|2013 NOV||Subsidiary sales company established in China (Guangzhou).|
|2013 DEC||2D displacement sensor "LS series" was released.|
|2014 FEB||Sensing backlight LED lighting "OPF series" was released.|
|2014 AUG||Photoelectric sensor "Z3 series" was released.|
|2015 FEB||CC-Link through unit "UC1 series" was released.|
|2016 APR||Agreement with CCS Inc. on comprehensive tie-up.|
|2016 JUL||OPPD-30E LED Lighting Controller with Ethernet Connectivity "OPPD-30E series" was released.|
M&A of Subsidiary SensorVision Co.,Ltd.
|2016 DEC||Delisted from "JASDAQ"|
|2017 JAN||Changed function of OPTEX Group company to a holding company and made Optex FA as its subsidiary by Share Exchange.|
|2018 APR||OPTEX FA INC. established in the United States.|
|2018 JUN||Nagoya Office is relocated to Nagoya City’s Nakamura Ward.|
|2018 MAY||Through-beam Edge Sensor ,TD1 series, was released.|
|2018 JUL||OPTEX MFG CO., LTD. established to oversee production-related functions of OPTEX Group.|
|2018 AUG||Thailand sales office was established within OPTEX（Thailand）Co.,Ltd.|
|2019 JAN||TOKYO OPTO-ELECTRONICS Co.,Ltd. became a wholly owned subsidiary of OPTEX FA.|
|2020 JAN||New office opened in Kyoto.|