Some interesting information:
Brother's history began in 1908 when the Yasui Sewing Machine Co. was established in Nagoya, Japan. For tens of years sewing machines were the main product. After World War II Brother moved into fields of knitting machines and home appliances. The company's first European base was established in Ireland in 1958, back when Brother made everything from sewing machines to motorbikes. The corporate name was changed to Brother Industries, Ltd in 1962.
In 1968 the company moved its UK headquarters to Audenshaw, Manchester, after acquiring the Jones Sewing Machine Company, (a long established British sewing machine maker).
In November 2012, Brother announced that it had built the last UK-made typewriter at its factory in Ruabon, Wales. Saying that it had made 5.9 million typewriters in its factory in Wrexham since it opened in 1985. The firm donated the last machine to London's Science Museum.