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About Libec
In 1989, Libec was launched as a global brand to offer professional camera support equipment and to respond with technological advances for the evolving image industry. Initially, the main lineup of Libec series were tripods and fluid heads for professional video users. Now, Libec has a wide range of camera supports including pedestals, a telescopic jib arm, an electronically-controlled remote head, remote controls, dollies, tracking rails, and more. Libec has not only achieved high repute in Japan, but also continuously gaining popularity worldwide. To satisfy customer demand, new products are always created by covering a wide range of themes such as product design, material research, and weight saving solutions to enhance functionality, operability, and durability. Libec shows consistent growth in recent years. In 2006, Libec Sales of America Inc., a wholly owned sales subsidiary of Heiwa Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd., was founded in Los Angeles, California, USA, to nurture our sales and marketing business. Subsequently, in 2007, Libec Technology Taiwan Co., Ltd., another wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary, was founded in Taiwan to increase the manufacturing capacity outside headquarters in Japan. In 2017, Libec Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary sales company, was founded in Singapore to expand sales and marketing in the South-east Asia market.
History
1951
Mr. Isao Yamaguchi, the founder of the company, starts his private business of photographic tripod production.
1955
Mr. Isao Yamaguchi develops his private business to Heiwa Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd. which is established in Tokyo, Japan.
1960'S
OEM photographic tripods are sold globally.
1970'S
Global sales under the Heiwa brand begins.
1972
The head quarters moves to Yashio-city, Saitama, Japan.
1976
The first video tripods for video cameras are released and sold globally.
1987
Revision in Operations Policy, the new focus is to manufacture professional video tripods for pro video cameras, rather than photographic tripods.
1989
The first Libec Series is born with the release of the Libec 50. New video products for professionals are rapidly launched.
1991
Mr. Isao Yamaguchi's son, Mr. Minoru Yamaguchi, becomes president of Heiwa Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1993
Revision in Personnel Management System.
Clarification of the Management Strategy has made to enhance Operating Foundations.
1994
The H80, the first full-spec head designed with continuous counterbalance and drag mode, hits the market.
1995
Libec is upgraded from a series name to our brand name. Marketing under this brand name begins.
1996
OEM transactions with Sony Corporation commence.
1997
Full-scale overseas production begins with a new outsourcing contract with reputable company in Taiwan.
2001
The JB-30 mini crane hits the global market.
2006
Libec Sales of America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary company of Heiwa Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd., is founded.
2007
The Libec Technology Taiwan Co., Ltd. factory is constructed on the outskirts of Taipei, Taiwan.
2009
The RS series, the new tripod series with continious counterbalance and new drag system, is released.
2012
The telescopic jib arm SWIFT JIB50, Libec's first remote head REMO30, and the zoom & focus controller ZFC-5HD, are released.
2013
The RSP Series, Libec's stylish and high tech tripod ranges for Studio, ENG, and Digital Cinema users, is released.
2014
The LIBEC ALLEX, New style slider and tripod system for DSLR, photo, and video users, is released.
2016
The TH-X Smart Tripod Companion is released, Libec's new entry level tripod system.
2017
Libec Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Opens in Singapore as a subsidiary company responsible for the South-east Asia region.
2017
The HFMP Self-standing Hands-free Monopod System is released.
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