Corporate Profile


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

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

Founded as the Mihara Rolling Stock Works
Began the production of steam locomotives and brakes and built its first steam locomotive (Class D51)
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
Introduced DAIYA, the Company's first independently developed 1,020 mm format sheet-fed offset printing press
Introduced the 1,120 mm format D-IV-N sheet-fed offset printing press
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
Founded the Paper and Printing Research Center
Received ISO 9001 certification for quality management and assurance systems
Received ISO 14001 certification for environmental management systems
Introduced the New DAIYA 308TP 1,020 mm format sheet-fed offset printing press, capable of one pass multi-color perfecting
Introduced the V3000 series 1,050 mm format sheet-fed offset printing presses
The V3000 series received Japan's Good Design Gold Award
Shipped 10,000th sheet-fed offset printing press
Founded Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Printing & Packaging Machinery, Ltd.* as a fully owned subsidiary of MHI
Introduced an in-line quality control system at an open house event commemorating 50 years of printing press manufacturing

*Current company name: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machinery Systems, Ltd.

January 1, 2014
Founded RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology Ltd.

Aug. 2014
First shipment of V4000 1,130 mm format 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
Jul. 2018
Proposing a smart factory concept of automation, visualization, and support with a printing at IGAS 2018
Jun. 2020
Introduced the A1 plus-size format RMGT 970, a new addition to the RMGT 9 series lineup.
Jan. 2022
Introduced the upgraded models of RMGT 10 series that further boost productivity for commercial and package printing.
Nov. 2022
Presented solutions at IGAS 2022 for optimizing all printing production processes through networked linkage and connecting prepress, postpress, and other printing-related equipment from various manufacturers.
Nov. 2023
Start of production at Plant No. 3, specially constructed to optimize production of large-size sheet-fed offset presses

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