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  • October 4, 2010

Komori’s October Open House a Success

Nearly 300 Guests Joined Komori for a Day of Education and Entertainment

Rolling Meadows, IL, October 4, 2010—Komori was proud to host 300 guests and print vendor partners at an open house held on Saturday, October 2nd at Komori America’s facility in Rolling Meadows, IL. The event showcased the company’s commitment to sustainability by showcasing technology that supports press efficiency and reduced waste. Attendees were greeted with a live performance by Japanese drummers followed by a welcome from Kosh Miyao, president and COO of Komori America. After dinner Komori Corporation’s President and CEO, Yoshiharu Komori spoke to the group, highlighting Komori’s continued commitment to the global print market by providing its customers with the solutions that meet the changing demands of the marketplace and a dedication to new product development that supports the power of print.

Of great interest to attendees was a demonstration of Komori’s new KH-UV (Komori High Performance UV) drying system. Showcased on the LS 840P, KH-UV (first shown at IPEX 2010) utilizes 75 percent less energy than other UV systems and offers the ideal drying system for two-sided printing—delivering mark-free, bindery ready sheets. Additionally, printers were shown how the Lithrone S series presses reduce makeready and waste with the ability to achieve stable color in just 20 sheets. Both demonstrations impressed those in attendance and underscored Komori’s mission to embrace its corporate responsibility to protect the environment and reduce the carbon footprint with the development of responsible manufacturing processes.

"Our goal this year has been to invest in activities that establish productive one-on-one interaction with customers and this Open House was a great opportunity to do that. We’re extremely pleased with the results," said Susan Baines, director of marketing for Komori America.

Komori America President and COO, Kosh Miyao said, "The success of the day shows that customers are interested in improving efficiency in their operations, and the products and solutions our guests saw during our demonstrations were definitely of interest. Add the fact that these new technologies are also ecologically responsible, and we believe we have the best solutions on the market. The well-received demos, coupled with an evening of dinner and entertainment, clearly allowed us to achieve our goal of showcasing our latest developments while spending enjoyable time with our customers in the process."

About Komori America Corporation

Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, provides world-class technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering the highest level in print quality coupled with impressively fast makeready and JDF connectivity through open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve higher productivity levels essential for increased margins and business growth. Komori America Corporation is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL and manages a sales and service organization throughout North America.


Susan Baines

Komori America Corporation

847-806-9000 ext. 4063

Email: Susan_baines@ne.komori.co.jp

Ali Rorah

Sterling Kilgore, Inc.

630-964-8500 ext. 227

Email: arorah@sterlingkilgore.com

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