We at Xerox have been working in the document management industry for over a century. In that time, we've brought you many of the office items you take for granted at work every day. From the first xerographic image that was made in 1938 to our breakthroughs in home and business computing from the 1970s to today, we've been advancing business from day one.


Xerox Corporation
Reflecting the company's focus on xerographic products and services, Haloid Xerox Inc. changes its name to Xerox Corporation on April 18.

NYSE Listing
Our common stock (XRX) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on July 11, with 7,700 shares changing hands that day and a closing price of $104 per share.


Fuji Xerox
Rank Xerox Limited and Japanese photographic firm Fuji Photo Film Co. Ltd. form a joint venture—Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd.—to distribute Rank Xerox products, later gaining significant R&D responsibilities.


Manufacturing Plant
Rank Xerox, a joint venture between Xerox Corporation (U.S.) and the Rank Organisation (U.K.), opens a manufacturing operation in Venray, the Netherlands.


Resource Recovery
We begin recovering metals from used photoreceptor drums for use in new products, improving the reuse of natural resources and lowering the amount of hazardous heavy metals bought, handled and processed.


Chester Carlson
The Seattle-born inventor who developed the xerographic process (originally termed electrophotography) in his Astoria, Queens, New York City lab in 1938 dies on September 19 at age 62.


Energy-Saving Copiers
Our commitment to sustainability begins by introducing copiers with energy saving standards—the first of many initiatives and innovations we’ll produce to protect the environment and preserve natural resources.