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Corporate Profile

Company Name Plextor Europe
Address Excelsiorlaan 9, B-1930 Zaventem, Belgium
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Established 1994
Paid in Capital EUR 2.478.935,25
President Motoaki Kaneko
Number of Employees 30
Sales Amount EUR 83.665.000 (FY 2003)
Business Outline Plextor is a leading international manufacturer of extremely reliable, high quality recording equipment and is also one of the pioneers in the field of CD technology. From its parent company, Shinano Kenshi Co. Japan, Plextor has a built up tradition in the development and manufacture of advanced hardware and electronic precision equipment going back to 1918. With head offices in Japan, Europe and the United States the company mainly sells its products through a network of specialised computer dealers. Plextor Europe, established in Brussels, takes responsibility for sales, marketing and technical support in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Since opening its Brussels office in 1994, Plextor has introduced a number of award winning products, including CD/DVD-ROM drives, CD/DVD recordable drives, CD/DVD media and USB Flash Memory Drives (PlexFlash) and digital video converters.
Corporate Highlights

1985 Founded TEXEL Corporation in Tokyo, as a subsidiary of Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd., started with export business of background music equipment.
1986 Small offset printing press machines are introduced in domestic and overseas market.
1988 Osaka Branch is opened.
1989 Extended time recorders for phone conversation are introduced. CD-I audio and encording systems are introduced. CD-Background Music Players are introduced.
1990 CD-ROM drives are introduced. TEXEL America is established in Sunny Vale, California, USA.
1992 TEXEL America is relocated in Santa Clara.
1993 Printing Press Division is established. Plextor S.A. is established in Brussels, Belgium.
1994 TEXEL Co., Ltd., is renamed as Plextor Co., Ltd. TEXEL America is renamed as Plextor Corporation.
1997 Plextor Co., Ltd. office is relocated from Ueno to Yaesuguchi, Tokyo Station.
1998 CD Talking Book for people with visual impairments is introduced.





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