History

Komori Corporation was founded in Japan in October of 1923. Just two years later, the first 32" manual sheetfed press was developed. Komori had already seen the benefit of education and, in 1968, the Komori Printing School was established – the first-ever printing school in the world. 

For Komori, 1984 marked the founding of Komori Europe in Leeds in the UK, today known as Komori UK. Komori-Chambon was established in the French city of Orléans five years after that and focuses on packaging printing presses. The Komori France office came two years later and is now located just outside Paris. Our Italian branch, Komori Italia, started in the same year, 1991. Today, our European headquarters are located in Utrecht in the Netherlands.

In 2000, we launched the world’s first B1 digital imaging press “Project D” at the industry's biggest tradeshow, Drupa, in Germany. The next show, held in 2004, saw the introduction of our Komori Lithrone S40 series. In 2008 we launched the Lithrone SX40, a year after the S44 and SX29 models.

Our groundbreaking H-UV development was honoured by the Japanese Society of Printing Science and Technology in 2011. The Lithrone G40 was announced a year later. The first-ever digital Komori printing press, Impremia IS29, was launched in 2016. In 2019, the number of orders for printing presses with the Komori H-UV system exceeded 1 000 globally.

Ken Sagawa President, Komori Europe
“We are writing the next chapter of Komori history today. What will your role be? The pen is yours.”

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