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Since incorporating in 1946, Sakurai Graphic Systems corporation has manufactured printing equipment and provided sophisticated services to customers closely tied to the domestic and overseas printing industry under our corporate philosophy of developing and maintaining customer relationships that endure for generations.
Over this time, the information industry and an information-based society across the world have grown rapidly, benefiting from the advances in information technology. The printing industry, which plays such a vital role in the communication of information, is undergoing a structural revolution in response to increasingly diversifying and sophisticated market needs. We at Sakurai Graphic Systems Corporation intend to continue developing printing equipment with advanced technology as a total solution-oriented company that satisfies the needs of the market.
1946 *Sakurai Machinery Works,Ltd. was established for manufacturing and sales of printing presses.
1961 *Sakurai Machine Trading Co.,Ltd, was set up, specializing in marketing.
1962 *Sakurai exhibited its letter presses in DRUPA 62, in Germany, for the first time.
1963 *Technical tie-up with Halm Industry, USA
1964 *First screen press was produced.
1966 *Monarch, a full-automatic screen press, was released.
1967 *Participated in DRUPA 67, the second DRUPA Exhibition.
1968 *Exhibited a full-automatic screen press at Print 68 in Chicago. Concluded a technical tie-up agreement with the General Research lnc., USA and started to build cylinder type of screen press.
1972 *Partaked in DRUPA 72. Midas screen press was completed.
1973 *Constructed a new factory with modem equipment.
1974 *Completion of PC 50 for circuit board printing.
1975 *The Oliver 48 offset printing press was built.
1976 *A debut of Melody, screen press.
1977 *Exhibited the Oliver press at DRUPA 77. Started to ship to European markets.
1979 *Received an award from MINISTRY of International Trade & Industry.
1980 *Established "agency network" in more than 40 countries.
1982 *The Oliver 272 model was exhibited at DRUPA 82.
1983 *Sakura System Support Co.,Ltd. was established.
1984 *Sakurai Machinery (Europe) Ltd., London, was established. Sales and technical servicing were expanded not only to European markets but to Africa and Middle East.
1986 *Overseas agency network was reinforced further.
1988 *The Oliver 472ED was completed and exhibited at IPEX 88.
1989 *A new modem factory was constructed at Mino.
1990 *Sakurai USA, Inc.,Chicago, was founded.
*The Oliver 458ED was exhibited at DRUPA 90.
1991 *The Oliver 672ED was announced at IGAS 9l.
1992 *Renamed Sakurai Graphic Systems Corporation(Merger of Sakurai Machinery Works, Ltd.)
*OLIVER-258EIInjlPII received Good Design Award from Ministry of International Trade and Industry
*A debut of JMS-162A at FESPA 92
1993 *OLIVER-472EDII/272EII with SPC and OLIVER-272EPII with Automatic perfecting mechanism were exhibited at IGAS 93
1995 *OLIVER-472EDII with waterless system and tower coating unit was exhibited at DRUPA 95 and IGAS 95. MS-72A-Double Eagle was completed.
*Sakura System Support Co., Ltd. was merged into Sakurai Graphic Systems Corp.
1996 *Release of OLIVER-2102EPII with SPC and PlateMaster 72
*New office of Sakurai USA, Inc. was completed
1997 *Debut of the OLIVER-572EDII with a coating unit at Chicago Print 97.
*Exhibition of OLIVER-474EPII and OLIVER-266EPZ at IGAS 97
*Announcement of PD- 125.
*Expansion of Gifu factory with MAPICS automated control system and new facilities.
1998 *Certified to ISO 900l at Gifu factory.
*Outline of Sakurai Group
2000 *OLIVER-474EPII-DI, developed with Presstek, Inc. U.S.A. was released at DRUPA 2000, Germany.
*Sakurai, London branch office was opened for strengthening the sale in U.K.
*OLIVER-458EII(B3 size straight) and OLIVER-458EPII(B3 size convertible perfector) were released.
*Thermal CTP, Dimension 400 of Presstek, Inc.U.S.A. started to sell.
*Super large sized three-dimensional coordinate measuring machine (made by Carl Zeiss, Germany) was introduced to improve the precision of products.
2001 *OLIVER-466SIP(A2 size convertible perfector) was released at JP2001(Osaka)
*Large size full automatic cylinder screen press, SC-142AII and SC142AX were released.
2002 *Hybrid type DI press (B2 size), OLIVER-574EPII-DI was released at IPEX02, U.K.
*Servo drive full automation cylinder screen press, MSD-102A and a full automation stop cylinder screen press squeegee pressure digital adjusting system, MS-80A were released at FESPA02, Spain.
2003 *The 100th installation of OLIVER-466SI/SIP series was realized (February).
*Three dimension CAD system was introduced at the design department in factory.
*OLIVER-475SD(B2 size straight) was released IGAS03.
*High speed cylinder screen press, MS102AII was released and high speed printing at 4,000 sheets per hour was demonstrated.
*Gifu factory acquired the certification of ISO9001 (2000 edition).
2004 *OLIVER-575SDC(B2 size, 5 color with UV coater) was released at DRUPA04 (Germany).
*OLIVER-475SDP(B2 size, 4 color convertible perfector) was released at JGAS04.
*The 200th installation of OLIVER-466SI/SIP series was realized (June).
*Gifu factory acquired the certification of ISO14001.
2005 *MS102AII (Industrial stop cylinder press) won Good Design Award.
*Two colors cylinder press, DMS-102AII was released.
*OLIVER-466SDP (A2 size, convertible perfector) was released
*The 300th installation of OLIVER466SI/SIP series was realized (November)
2006 *OLIVER675SDPC (Super B size, six colors convertible perfector with UV coater) was released.
*SAKURAI S-PAS Service is launched.
*Our company was celebrated its 60th anniversary.
*OLIVER 275SDW/SDPW (B2 wide size, 2 colors convertible perfector) was released.
*Gifu Plant's unattended machine-tool group (FMS) undergoes a thorough upgrade.
*Gifu Plant installed 100kw solar power generation system on the rooftops
2007 *Gifu Plant expanded 220kw solar power generation system on the rooftops (Total 320kw)
*OL596SD (A1 size) was released at IGAS 2007
*MS102SD (Direct-drive cylinder screen printing press) was released at IGAS 2007
*The 400th installation of OLIVER466SI/SIP series was realized (September)
2008 *OL596SDC (A1 size with UV coater) was released at Drupa 2008
*OL466SD (Waterless spec) was released in Toray booth at Drupa 2008
*MS80SD (Direct-drive cylinder screen printing press) was released at our showroom exhibition