Electronic typewriters that either bore the Remington Rand name or some vestige of the Remington name, were sold separately by two different organisations:
- Electronic typewriters sold under the “Remstar” brand in Europe (between the years 1983 and 1988) were sourced from Facit-Ericsson, Olivetti and Nakajima by Kardex Organisations Systeme GmbH, the German subsidiary of Kardex Systems (the renamed Remington Rand Systems division divested by Sperry Rand in 1975).
What the business relationship was between Kardex and Remstar AG of Zurich, Switzerland (founded in 1977), is unclear. The two companies merged in 1987, four years after the first Remstar branded typewriter appeared on the market (please contact me via the Contact page if you have any information about the Remstar brand).
- Electronic typewriters sold under the “Remtronic” brand were manufactured by the Remtronic Division of Remington Industries E Commercio de Sistemec Para Estcretoris South America – judging by the name, a derivative of an entirely different Sperry-Remington-Rand spin-off company (please contact me via the Contact page if you have any information about the Remtronic brand).
The “Remington-Rand” 1550: An electronic typewriter sold in the USA and sourced from the Tokyo Electric Company (AKA the TEC TW-1200, circa 1982/83) is something different again …
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