Sakurai Graphic Systems CorporationSakurai Graphic Systems Corporation

History

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.
1964 First screen press was produced.
1967 Participated in DRUPA 67, the second DRUPA Exhibition.
1968 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.
1975 The Oliver 48 offset printing press was built.
1977 Exhibited the Oliver press at DRUPA 77. Started to ship to European markets.
1982 The Oliver 272 model was exhibited at DRUPA 82.
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.
1989 A new modem factory was constructed at Mino.
1990 Sakurai USA, Inc.,Chicago, was founded.
1991 The Oliver 672ED was announced at IGAS 9l.
1992 Renamed Sakurai Graphic Systems Corporation(Merger of Sakurai Machinery Works, Ltd.)
1993 OLIVER-472EDII/272EII with SPC and OLIVER-272EPII with Automatic perfecting mechanism were exhibited at IGAS 93
1996 Release of OLIVER-2102EPII with SPC
1997 Debut of the OLIVER-572EDII with a coatingunit at Chicago Print 97.
Expansion of Gifu factory with MAPICS automated control system and new facilities.
1998 Certified to ISO 900l at Gifu factory.
2000 akurai, London branch office was opened for strengthening the sale in U.K.
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)
2002 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.
Gifu factory acquired the certification of ISO9001 (2000 edition).
2004 OLIVER-575SDC(B2 size, 5 color with UV coater) was released at DRUPA04 (Germany).
Gifu factory acquired the certification of ISO14001.
2005 OLIVER-466SDP (A2 size, convertible perfector) was released
The 300th installation of OLIVER466SI/SIP series was realized
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
2012 OL580SDC B2 – Wide 5 color press was exhibited at Drupa 2012 (12th participation since 1962)
2013 Installed 4 lines of MS80SD-CCD camera at touch panel maker in China
MSDR60 1 color line was released at new technology introduction show in Gifu factory
2014 OL880SDC-LED UV dryer press, B2 wide 8 color offset press was exhibited at new technology introduction show in Gifu factory, and it is delivered to a label printing company in USA
MSDR60 2 color line was released at new tech. introduction show in Gifu factory
Instaled MSDR60 2 color line and 3 color line at smartphone window printers in Korea