Corporate Profile

History

Bringing together two companies, each with its own rich history, in pursuit of maximum synergy.

Ryobi brings a wide range of medium- and small-format printing presses and a sales network that stretches across Europe, the Americas, and the rest of the world. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery brings a diverse customer base that includes major printing companies for large-format presses in Japan and in other regions around the world, particularly in Asia. Together, we are capitalizing on the strengths of both to provide useful products and services to our customers.

History of Ryobi Limited
Graphic Systems Division



1943
Founded as Ryobi Seisakusho Co., Ltd.
1961
Began manufacturing offset printing presses
1966
Launched the small-size offset printing press KR-430
1970
Began manufacturing the phototypesetter Leon 1
1985
Launched the RYOBI 3302M A3-size portrait format two-color offset press
Introduced the RECS 200 Phototype Electronic Composing Setting System
1989
Entered into a business tie-up with Koenig & Bauer AG to manufacture the SRO2K (722KOEBAU) offset printing press
1990
Launched the RYOBI 524 A3-plus size four-color offset press
1997
Received ISO 9001 certification for quality management and assurance systems
1998
Received ISO 14001 certification for environmental management systems
Launched the RYOBI 680 series A2 size multi-color offset presses
1999
New office and printing equipment factory was completed on the grounds of the Hiroshima East Plant
2005
Launched the RYOBI 920 series A1-size multi-color offset presses
2007
Introduced a UV casting system for use with the RYOBI 750 series B2-size multi-color offset printing presses
2008
Introduced the energy efficient, environmentally friendly LED-UV Printing System, the first such system for sheet-fed offset printing
2012
Displayed a B2-size liquid toner digital offset printing press at drupa 2012

History of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd.
Sheet-Fed Offset Printing Press Business

1943
Founded as the Mihara Rolling Stock Works
Began the production of steam locomotives and brakes and built its first steam locomotive (Class D51)
1962
Introduced the Super Bijou, the Company's first 820 mm format sheet-fed offset printing press, through a technological tie-up with Societe Marinoni of France
1967
Introduced DAIYA, the Company's first independently developed 1,020 mm format sheet-fed offset printing press
1976
Introduced the 1,120 mm format D-IV-N sheet-fed offset printing press
1988
Introduced the DAIYA-F series, the world's first 1,020 mm format sheet-fed offset printing presses with automatic plate changer and sheet size and impression pressure preset systems
1989
Founded the Paper and Printing Research Center
1996
Received ISO 9001 certification for quality management and assurance systems
1999
Received ISO 14001 certification for environmental management systems
2003
Introduced the New DAIYA 308TP 1,020 mm format sheet-fed offset printing press, capable of one pass multi-color perfecting
2007
Introduced the V3000 series 1,050 mm format sheet-fed offset printing presses
2008
The V3000 series received Japan's Good Design Gold Award
Shipped 10,000th sheet-fed offset printing press
2010
Founded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd. as a fully owned subsidiary of MHI
2011
Introduced an in-line quality control system at an open house event commemorating 50 years of printing press manufacturing

January 1, 2014
Founded RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd.

Aug. 2014
First shipment of V4000 1,130 mm format offset press
Apr. 2015
Announcement of SAT SYSTEM, achieving the world's first printing on insert molding film using a waterless LED-UV offset press
Jul. 2015
Establishment of new CI (corporate identity)
Sep. 2015
Announcement of lineup of printing presses with renewed colors and designs at IGAS2015

Launched RMGT 940 with maximum paper width of 940mm
May 2016
RMGT 10 1,050 mm format and RMGT 9 A1-size offset presses exhibited at drupa 2016, both with newly developed inline printing control systems

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