In 1923 two brothers, Zenshichi and Yoshikazu
Komori, founded and build their company out of the ruins of
Japan's great Kanto earthquake. In a short time they built
their first Komori manually fed offset printing press.
From the very beginning Komori established new
standards of technological quality and innovation for offset
presses. In the 1950s Komori was a full decade ahead of
competitors with automated 1, 2 and 4-color presses. Shortly
thereafter Komori introduced our first 6-color press.
In 1962, Komori became the first in Japan to
manufacture a currency printing press - the product of a joint
development with the Printing Bureau at the Ministry of
Finance. Since then, Komori has delivered over one hundred
currency and securities printing presses to the Bureau.
Japanese paper currency, which is among the most graphically
sophisticated in the world, is printed on presses made at the
Komori vision led to the development of
successful products such as the Lithrone series of sheetfed
presses and Komori's pioneering press automation
By 1989 Komori had perfected the completely
Automatic Make Ready (AMR) System. Komori followed AMR with the
introduction of completely Automatic Plate Changing (APC) as
well as Semi-Automatic Plate Changing (S-APC) in 1990. Komori
automation heralded a quiet revolution in pressrooms all over
the world. As a leading manufacturer of printing systems for
sheetfed and web offset production, gravure and flexographic
packaging, and securities/currency printing, today Komori
serves customers in more than 60 countries.