The Citizen name was established in 1930 when the Citizen Watch company began producing its world-famous timepieces. Over the following decades, Citizen applied the precision miniaturisation and precision production technologies developed through watch manufacturing to provide a wide range of electronic components and products.
Citizen has a holding structure and four major product lines: Watches, Machine Tools, Devices & Components, and Electronic Products. Our Code of Conduct ensures that standards such as product safety, fair and transparent business transactions, and a proactive engagement in environmental issues are maintained throughout these four businesses.
The Citizen group's aims for the 21st century are summed up by the words that now appear beneath the company name: Micro HumanTech. ‘Micro’ technology has always been one of Citizen’s strengths. The word ‘Human’ underlines the fact that the company has always focused its creativity and technical expertise on meeting the needs of its customers, which is where the name ‘Citizen’ comes from. ‘Tech’ emphasises that everything Citizen does is grounded in solid, reliable technology.