History

history

  • 1949

Yashima Precision Co., Ltd established in Nagano Prefecture in Japan

  • 1958

Company Name changed to Yashica Co., Ltd., and listed in Tokyo Stock Exchange Market

  • 1966

Yashica Electro 35 Series, World First Compact Camera using Electro Magnetic Shutter, launched

  • 1971

Piazza Industrial Building completed, start camera production in HK

  • 1975

Start cooperation with Carl Zeiss Stiftung, Germany

  • 1976

CONTAX RTS, the first SLR Camera having German/Japanese cooperation launched, Camera Body by Japanese technology, Camera designed by Porsche Design, Lenses for the Camera by German technology launched

  • 1980

CONTAX 139 Quartz, World First SLR Camera using Quartz oscillator for precise shutter speed control, launched

  • 1983

Merger with Kyocera Corporation

  • 1984

Proto-type of CONTAX Auto Focus SLR shown at Photokina, the world first announcement of AF SLR

  • 1986

YASHICA MF-2 Super launched, over 8 Million Users in the World

  • 1994

CONTAX G1, World First Auto Focus Range Finder Camera launched; Establish new camera factory in Dongguan, PRC

  • 2004

Launch YASHICA branded Digital Compact Cameras

  • 2005

Restructure of world-wide sales organizations, Centralize camera business in Hong Kong

  • 2006

Transfer YASHICA brand and business to JNC Datum Tech International Ltd., Hong Kong.

  • 2007

Expand products line-up from Digital and Analog Photo related products to Digital Image related products such as Digital Photo Frame, Multi-Media Player, Portable DVD Player, Mobile Phone etc. Marketing Activities in Hong Kong/ Macau: Tai Po Football Team, Hong Kong Beach Festival 2007