History

1923 Komori Machine Works is founded in Kitashinmachi, Honjo-ku, Tokyo (present Higashikomagata,Sumida-ku, Tokyo).
1925

Lithograph roll printing press is developed.

1928

Manual sheetfed 32-inch offset press is developed.

1946

Komori Printing Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd. is founded in Azumabashi, Sumida-ku,Tokyo (present Head Office). Osaka Representative Office is established (present Osaka Regional Headquarters in Osaka City).

1957

First Komori four-color offset press (UM-4C) is developed.

1961 Dry offset banknote press is delivered to the Japan Printing Bureau, Ministry of Finance.
1967 Toride Plant is established.
1968 "Komori Printing School," first of its kind in the industry, is established.
1975 Service Center is established.
1976 Company name is changed to Komori Printing Machinery Co., Ltd.
1978 Sekiyado Plant is established.
1982 Komori America Corporation (in the suburb of Chicago) is established.
1983 Shares are listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1984

Shares are listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Komori Europe Limited (present Komori U.K. Limited) in Leeds, U.K., is established.

1986

Komori Yamagata Machinery Plant is completed which specializes in the production of smallsized sheetfed presses, resulting in a three-plant organization with Toride Plant for mediumsized press production and Sekiyado Plant for large sheetfed, web offset and special press production.

1988 Komori Europe B.V. (present Komori International (Europe) B.V., in Maachen, the Netherlands), is established. The first securities press for export is delivered to the Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation.
1989 Komori-Chambon SA (in Orleans, France) is established.
1990 Company name is changed to Komori Corporation and names of group companies in Japan are revised accordingly. Company stock is recognized as loan transaction stock by both the Tokyo Stock Exchange & Osaka Securities Exchange. Full-APC, the world's first automatic plate-changer, is developed.
1991

Groundbreaking of Head Office is performed. APC development is honored with awards from the Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Machine Industry.

1992 Groundbreaking of Techno Service Center is performed.
1996 Full banknote printing lines are delivered to the Reserve Bank of India.
1997

Komori KHS System is developed. "Lithrone 40 SP," two-sided multicolor offset press, is developed.

1998 Komori Hong Kong Limited (KHK) is established.
1999

Sales of the Lithrone series products exceed 10,000 units. Full banknote printing lines are delivered to the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Co., Ltd.

2001

Parts Service Center is established. Rights to development, production, sales, and service of web offset presses (including those for books and publications) from Toshiba Machine Co., Ltd., are granted.

2002

1st Phase construction of Tsukuba Plant is completed and operation starts. The cutting-edge machine "Lithrone S40" is developed.

2003 Qualifying is completed for the ISO 14001 certification for all divisions.
2004

Komori calendar of 2004 receives the "Prime Minister Prize" at the 55th Japan Calendar Exhibition. Web Offset Press "SYSTEM 35S" is developed.

2005 2nd Phase construction of Tsukuba Plant is completed and integrates Toride Plant.
2006 Komori Printing Machine (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (KSZ) is established.
2007 44" Offset Printing Press "Lithrone S44" is announced at IGAS2007.
2008 40" Offset Printing Press "Lithrone SX40" is announced at drupa2008.
2009

3rd Phase construction of Tsukuba Plant is completed and integrates Sekiyado Plant. Komori Graphic Technology Center is opened in the extended space.

2010 29" Offset Printing Press "Enthrone29" is announced at IPEX2010.
2011

H-UV development is honored with award from the Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology. 40" Offset Printing Press "Lithrone G40" is announced.

2012

37" Offset Printing Press "Lithrone A37" is developed. The global sales agreement is signed with Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. The global strategic partnership agreement for Nanography is signed with Landa Corporation. Komori Machinery (Nantong) Ltd. (KNT) is established. Gravure Offset Press "PEPIO F20" and "PEPIO R20" for Printed Electronics (PE) are announced. 40" Front/Reverse Multi-Color Offset Printing Press "LITHRONE GX40RP" is developed.

2013 37" Convertible Perfecting Offset Printing Press "Lithrone A37P" is developed.
2014

Komori Corporation is selected as one of the "Global Niche Top 100" by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. Komori Southeast Asia Pte. Ltd. is established. Komori Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. is established. 40" Offset Printing Press "LITHRONE GX40" is developed.

2015

Programmable Hydraulic Clamp Cutter "Apressia CT115/CT137" are announced. 29" Sheetfed UV Inkjet Digital Printing System "Impremia IS29" and Automatic Flatbed Die Cutting Machine "Apressia DC105" are announced.

2016

26"/29" Offset Printing Press "Lithrone G26/G29" are announced and LED version "H-UV L (LED)" joins lineup of H-UV.

2017

44" Front/Reverse Multi-Color Offset Printing Press "LITHRONE GX44RP" is announced.
Impremia IS29 Receives Printing Industries of America's 2017 InterTech™ Technology Award.
Programmable Hydraulic Clamp Cutting System "Apressia CTX115/CTX132" and High Performance Blanking System "Apressia MB110E" are announced.

2018

Komori India Private Limited (KND) is established.
37"Convertible Perfecting Offset Printing Press "LITHRONE G37P" is announced.
CURRENCY NV32 Wins IACA 2018 Excellence in Currency Technical Award.