History of Verbatim

  • 2010 Launched LED Lighting range

  • 2009 Mitsubishi Kagaku Media Co. Ltd announces acquisition of Freecom B.V - extending global presence and position in external storage market

  • 2008 Blu-ray dual layer (50GB),SDHC & microSDHC,Multimedia HDD,RAID HDD 2TB & Colour HDD

  • 2007 Verbatim globalises corporate identity. Acquisition of SmartDisk and launch External HDD Business

  • 2005 CD-R 52x Lightscribe & DVD-R Dual Layer 8.5GB launched (first in the market) Blu-Ray BD-R/RE launched

  • 2004 DVD 16x and DVD+R Double Layer 8.5GB launched (first in the market)

  • 2002 DVD+R and CD-RW Ultra Speed 24x products launched (first in the market) Start of Sales of USB Drives

  • 2001 DVD+RW production started (first in the market) Memory Cards launched

  • 2000 CD-RW High Speed product with SERL technology launched

  • 1999 Restructuring & establishment of the MKM / Verbatim Group DVD-RW launched

  • 1995 Acquisitions of Laser Technologies (US) and Ecotone (Europe) CD-R AZO production started at MCI in Singapore

  • 1993 Introduction of CD-ROM and CD-R disks, CD-R AZO Technology, and SRAM cards

  • 1992 Acquisition of Carlisle Tape

  • 1991 Production of 3.5” Magneto Optical Media begins (First in the market)

  • 1990 Mitsubishi Chemical acquired Verbatim and invested in the business

  • 1987 Independent EUMEA Sales & Marketing established EUMEA Head office moved from Geneva to Egham

  • 1985 Acquired by Eastman Kodak

  • 1981 First monthly production of 1 million floppy disks

  • 1979 Limerick, Ireland, plant begins floppy disk production

  • 1978 ITC officially renamed Verbatim

  • 1974 First 8" diskettes produced

  • 1969 Verbatim incorporated as Information Terminals Corp. (ITC) – April 28, 1969