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January 1955 JCM is established at Nihonbashi, Minami-ku (now Chuo-ku), Osaka
February 1959 New plant (now Head Office) built in Hirano Baba-cho, Higashi Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka. At first we sold and fixed cash registers, but then, in 1957 became a manufacturer to start producing its own products.
May 1974 Started manufacturing and selling electronic cash registers
Took advantage of technical know-how to aggressively expand range of products.
January 1981 Started manufacturing and selling bill validators for Yen following the popularization of vending machines
October 1986 Started manufacturing and selling bill validators for US dollar, focusing on the circulation of large quantities of counterfeit US dollars
June 1987 Established JCM GOLD (H.K.) LTD. and SHAFTY CO., LTD., both subsidiaries in Hong Kong, for the overseas production of cash registers
July 1988 Established JCM American Corporation., a subsidiary as marketing base for our products in the United States
September 1988 Started manufacturing and selling of token lenders installed between pachinko machines (marking start of manufacture and sale of equipment for amusement industry)
March 1990 Our bill validation units were installed for the first time in the US gaming market (making us pioneer in the same market)
February 1991 Opened new domestic plant at Nagahama to boost our production system (Nagahama Plant)
September 1993 Listed on the 2nd Section of the Osaka Stock Exchange as a special designated stock (and subsequently the special designation was removed in September 1995)
August 1998 Obtained ISO9001 certification
June 1999 Established JAPAN CASH MACHINE GERMANY GMBH (now JCM EUROPE GMBH) as European marketing base
February 2000 Listed on the 2nd Section of the Tokyo Stock exchange
April 2001 Acquired all shares of Meiho Shoji Co. Ltd (now JCM MEIHO CO., LTD) to put it into our group companies
March 2004 Established JCM UNITED KINGDOM LTD. (now JCM EUROPE GMBH UK branch) as marketing base for customers in the UK
July 2004 Obtained ISO14001 certification
September 2004 Listed on 1st Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Stock Exchange
* Due to the merger of spot market of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Stock Exchange on July 16, 2013, we are currently listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange only
December 2005 Expanded Nagahama Plant to boost and consolidate domestic production base
November 2006 Established J-CASH MACHINE (THAILAND) CO., LTD to develop software for various currencies
May 2009 Acquired all shares Sammy Systems Co., Ltd (now JCM SYSTEMS CO., LTD.) to put it into our group companies
October 2009 JCM SYSTEMS CO., LTD merged with JCM TECHNOSUPPORT CO., LTD to complete integration of equipment business for amusement industry.
February 2010 Started operations at JCM Higashi Nihonbashi Building purchased in Higashi-Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo as Tokyo Head Office of JCM and Head Office of JCM SYSTEMS CO., LTD.
March 2010 Moved and integrated Sagamihara R&D laboratory into Tokyo Head Office
September 2010 Completed integration of domestic sales and R&D base by moving Kofu R&D laboratory to Tokyo Office
November 2010 Established JCM CHINA CO., LTD in Guangdong, China to support manufacture and sales of our products
April 2013 Split domestic sales department of JCM into JCM SYSTEMS CO., LTD and made JCM MEIHO CO.,LTD. a wholly-owned subsidiary of JCM SYSTEMS CO., LTD, by which the integration of domestic sales business is completed.
August 2014 Acquired a membership interest of 100% of FutureLogic Group, LLC., which is holding company of manufacturers and distributors of printer unit for gaming market, to put them into our group companies.
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