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RISO KAGAKU in brief

Key figures

  • Date of establishment: 2 September 1946
  • Turnover: 84,293 M¥ in 2017
  • 3,604 employees in 2017
  • More than 150 countries covered
  • 26 subsidiaries worldwide
  • 3 production plants in Japan

RISO’S OVERSEAS OPERATIONS

HISTORY

1946 - 1963: The early days of RISO KAGAKU

  • 1946 - Founder Noboru Hayama established mimeograph printing company, "Riso-sha"
  • 1948 - Changed company name to "Riso Printing Company" and opened mimeograph print shop in Nihonbashi, Tokyo
  • 1954 - Developed and launched Japan's first emulsion ink, RISO INK
  • 1955 - Reorganized company and changed company name to "Riso Science Laboratory Limited"
  • 1958 - Launched mimeograph printing device RISO-Graph
  • 1963 - Company incorporated under new name "RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION"

1965 - 1986: The growth of RISO

  • 1965 - Completed Kasumigaura Plant (Japan) and starts production there
  • 1977 - Launched personal card printer Print Gocco B6
  • 1980 - Launched first RISOGRAPH-brand products separate type master making device and printer RISOGRAPH FX7200 and RISOGRAPH AP7200
  • 1981 - Completed Tsukuba Plant (Japan) and starts production there
  • 1984 - Launched full-auto duplicator RISOGRAPH 007
  • 1986 - Established the first overseas sales subsidiary, RISO, INC., in the U.S.A.
    Completed Ube Plant (Japan) and starts production there
    Launched digital duplicator RISOGRAPH 007 DIGITAL

1989 until today: Regular product innovations

  • 1989 - Launched RISOGRAPH RC series
    Established the European administrative subsidiary, RISO EUROPE LTD., in London, U.K.
    Listed in the over-the-counter stock market in Japan, JASDAQ
  • 1990 - Established second overseas sales subsidiary, RISO (Deutschland) GmbH, in Hamburg
  • 1991 - Established RISO FRANCE S.A. as sales subsidiary in Lyon, France
  • 1992 - Established RISO (U.K.) LTD. as sales subsidiary in London, U.K
  • 1993 - Established RISO IBERICA S.A. as sales subsidiary in Barcelona, Spain
    Established RISO HONG KONG LTD. as sales subsidiary in Hong Kong
  • 1994 - Launched the world-first inner-press-engine digital duplicator RISOGRAPH SR7200
    Established RISO (Thailand) LTD. as sales subsidiary in Bangkok, Thailand.Established RISO SHIZUOKA CO., LTD. as domestic sales subsidiary
  • 1995 - Launched RISOGRAPH TR series of low-end compact RISOGRAPH models
    Established RISO AFRICA (PTY) LTD. as sales subsidiary in Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa
  • 1999 - Established RISO TECHNOLOGY ZHUHAI CO., LTD. as joint venture subsidiary in Zhuhai, China, to prepare for expected sales expansion in China
  • 2000 - Establishes RISOGRAPH ITALIA S.p.A. as sales subsidiary in Milan, Italy
    Launched RISO V8000 world-first one-pass two-color digital duplicator
  • 2001 - Launched compact type digital duplicator RISO KS series for overseas markets
    Established RISO KOREA LTD. as sales subsidiary in Seoul, Korea
  • 2003 - Launched RISO HC series of high-speed color inkjet printers
  • 2004 - Launched RISO RZ series
    Launched outer press system one-pass two-color digital duplicator RISO MZ series
  • 2005 - Launched RISO HC series of high-speed color inkjet printers
  • 2006 - Listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
  • 2007 - Established RISO INDIA PVT. LTD.
    Launched RISO CZ180
  • 2009 - Launched ComColor series (ORPHIS in Japan)
    Established RISO LATIN AMERICA, INC.
  • 2010 - Established RISO EURASIA LLC
  • 2011 - Launched GOCCOPRO 100 digital screen maker
  • 2013 - Launched new ComColor X-Jet series (ORPHIS EX in Japan)
  • 2013 - New R&D centre in Tsukuba, Japan
  • 2014 - Launch of the Wrapping Envelope Finisher, the printing and binding solution (Perfect Binder) and the RISO ME9350 duplicator
  • 2015 - Launch of the RISO SE9380 duplicator 
  • 2016 - Launch of the ComColor FW series 
  • 2017 - Launch of the ComColor GD series