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1914
Jan. Kazo Mima founded 'Mima Mishin Shokai'.
1934 Apr. Ryuichi Mima succeeded 'Mima Mishin Shokai'
1937 June Completion of the first Japanese overedger
1947
Jan. Started 'Mima Sewing Machine Industry' with Ryuichi Mima as the 1st president,a capital of 180 thousand yen, at 1-29, Ebie, Fukushima-ku, Osaka.
1948 Jan. Renamed 'Mima Sewing Machine Industrial Co., Ltd' with a capital of 1.2 million yen.
Aug. Established Sagisu Factory
1951 Nov. Awarded by the Minister of International Trade and Industry for the contribution to the Exhibition held to promote medium and small sized enterprises in Western Japan.
1958 Sept. Prince and Princess Takamatsu visited Pegasus.
1959 Mar. Renamed 'Pegasus Sewing Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd.' and moved to 2-92, Sagisu-kami, Fukushima-ku, Osaka.
1961 Mar. Kanpei Bando became President.
1963 Completion of Model DCR(extra high speed, curved needle, overedger with totally enclosed automatic lubrication system: Max. machine speed 6,500rpm)
1966 Oct. Signed the 'Mutual Technical and Promotional Assistance Agreement' with G.M.Pfaff AG (Germany) and Willcox & Gibbs, Inc. (U.S.A.) to establish the system of international division of labor.
1968 Oct. Established Shiga Factory (Siga Pref.) with start-to-finish production system within its own plant at 866-2, Motoayano, Minakuchi-cho, Kouka-gun, Shiga Pref.
1972 Mar. New head office building completed. Ibaraki Factory closed and moved to the factory in the headquarters.
Oct. Established Mima (Hong Kong) Ltd.
1973 Feb. Established Mima Korea Co., Ltd.
1976 Oct. Daido Mima became President.
1981
Nov. Established Pegasus Sewing Machine Private Ltd. (Singapore)
1982 Apr. Established Pegasus Corporation of America (U.S.A.)
1984 Feb. Completion of W500 Series (flatbed, interlock stitch machine)
1985 May Established Tianjin Pegasus Sewing Machine Mfg. Co., Ltd. (China)
May Man-less production line was completed at the Siga Factory.
1988 Apr. Completion of W600 Series (cylinder bed, interlock stitch machine)
1989 Feb. Completion of EX Series (overedger and safety stitch machine)
1991 Oct. Established Pegasus-Pfaff Europa GmbH (Germany)
1994 Feb. Established Pegasus (Tianjin) Sewing Machine Co., Ltd. (China)
1997 June Established Pegasus Sewing Machines (HongKong.) Ltd. (Hong Kong)
1999 Oct. Completion of M700 Series (overedger and safety stitch machine)
2001
Apr. Established MP (Tianjin) Sewing Machine Co., Ltd. (China)
June Daido Mima became Chairman & Representative Director.
June Keizo Bando became President & Representative Director.
Sept. Completion of W2600 series (cylinder bed, interlock stitch machine)
Dec. Completion of W1500 series (flatbed, interlock stitch machine)
2002 Sept. Completion of FS700 series (feed-off-the-arm, interlock stitch machine)
Sept. Changed trade name to Pegasus Europa GmbH from Pegasus-Pfaff Europa GmbH.(Germany)
Nov. Mr. Daido Mima was awarded the medal with a Blue Ribbon from the Imperial Household.
Nov. Established Tinajin Pegasus System Engineering Co., Ltd. (China)
2003 July Completion of MX Series (overedger and safety stitch machine)
Nov. Completion of CW500N Series (flatbed, interlock stitch machine)
2006 Feb. Listed the 2nd in the Tokyo Stock Exchange market
2007 Jan. Established Tianjin Pegasus-Shimamoto Auto Parts Co., Ltd. (China)
Mar. Listed the 1st in the Tokyo Stock Exchange market
2008 Jan. Established Pegasus Vietnam Sewing Machine Co., Ltd. (Vietnam)
Apr. Moriaki Shimizu became President & Representative Director.
Dec. Pegasus (Tianjin) Sewing Machine Co., Ltd. amalgamated with Tianjin Pegasus Sewing Machine Mfg.Co., Ltd. The resulting corporation is Pegasus (Tianjin) Sewing Machine Co., Ltd.
2010 Jan. Pegasus (Tianjin) Sewing Machine Co., Ltd. amalgamated with MP (Tianjin) Sewing Machine Co., Ltd. The resulting corporation is Pegasus (Tianjin) Sewing Machine Co., Ltd.
2012 June Takehiro Bando became Chairman.
Sept. Completion of GX series (dry-head and grease lubrication, overedger and safety stitch machine)
Sept. Completion of GW series (dry-head and grease lubrication, cylinder bed,interlock stitch machine)
Sept. Completion of W3500P series (flatbed, interlock stitch machine)
Sept. Completion of W3600P series (cylinder bed, interlock stitch machine)
2013 Apr. Established PEGASUS-SHIMAMOTO AUTO PARTS(VIETNAM) Co., Ltd. (Vietnam)
2014 Jan. Marked 100th anniversary
2015 Apr. Moriaki Shimizu became Chairman & Representative Director.
Apr. Shigemi Mima became President & Representative Director.
2016 Feb. Established PEGASUS AUTO PARTS MONTERREY S.A. DE C.V. (Mexico)
2019 July New head office building completed.

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