Libec

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History
1951
Mr. Isao Yamaguchi, the founder of the company, starts his private business of photographic tripod production.
1955
Heiwa Seiki Kogyo Co., Ltd. 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.
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.
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.
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.
2017
Libec Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. Opens in Singapore as a subsidiary company responsible for the South-east Asia region.
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