At its infancy, the company engaged in the sales and distribution of MITA copiers and UCHIDA office printing system after it was granted exclusive distributorship in the Philippines by Mita Industrial Co., Ltd. and Uchida Yoko Co., Ltd. of Japan.
By the mid-1980's, the company started marketing Panasonic electronic typewriters. With the advent of the 90's and a growing global economy, the company recognized the trend and the needs of its growing clients for state-of-the-art office equipment. Thus, it started introducing diverse product lines such as Sanyo facsimile, Dahle paper cutting products, Liesegang audio-visual projection products, DisplayMate Interactive whiteboard, Wolfvision Visualizers, and Nichigaku Plantage electronic print boards.
During the same period, distribution of Mita document-imaging products grew to include advanced plain paper facsimiles and digital multi-functional office systems.
In 1998, Philcopy rolled out the digital copier/network laser printer to meet the market demands for high tech network connectivity. Further expansion of products included the METEOR SIEGEN semi-dry diazo printer which copies blueprints without the irritating ammonia odor, Royal Sovereign laminators and shredders, Novus staplers and Smart ID card printers from SmartCom, a company based in Korea.
In January 2000, Mita was renamed Kyocera Mita to mark its starts under the Kyocera Group of Companies. Kyocera, established in 1959, is an electronics manufacturing giant in Japan. The combined strengths of both companies promise innovative and dynamic solutions for the workplace. Developments would lead to a second name change to Kyocera Corporation dropping the Mita brand from corporate name and products.