|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 91.|
|1992||Renamed Sakurai Graphic Systems Corporation(Merger of Sakurai Machinery Works, Ltd.)|
|1993||OLIVER472EDII/272EII with SPC and OLIVER272EPII with Automatic perfecting mechanism were exhibited at IGAS 93.|
|1996||Release of OLIVER2102EPII with SPC.|
|1997||Debut of the OLIVER572EDII 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||Sakurai, 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||OLIVER466SIP(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||OLIVER575SDC(B2 size, 5 color with UV coater) was released at DRUPA04 (Germany).
Gifu factory acquired the certification of ISO14001.
|2005||OLIVER466SDP (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)
OLIVER596SD (A1 size) was released at IGAS 2007
MS-102SD (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
MS-80SD (Direct-drive cylinder screen printing press) was released at our showroom exhibition
|2009||Exhibited at JGAS2009 the A1 size 4 color offset press, Model OLIVER496SD with waterless print application, and the MS-80SD with low-temperature UV dryer MS-80UV-N.|
|2010||B2-wide two color/perfector offset press, Model OLIVER275SDPw and servo drive cylinder screen press, Model MS-80SD with low temperature UV dryer were exhibited at JP-Osaka.|
|2011||The first new technology presentation show was held at the Gifu Plant. The concept was "showing new products and technologies developed with customers". As a state-of-the-art, high-precision technology, the B2 wide four color offset printing machine OLIVER480SD and the two color cylinder screen printing line DMS-102SD, and MS-80SD-CCD camera for the printed electronics industry were released.|
|2012||OLIVER580SDC B2 – Wide 5 color press was exhibited at DRUPA 2012 (12th participation since 1962)|
|2013||Installed 4 lines of MS-80SD-CCD camera at touch panel maker in China
MSDR-60 1 color line was released at new technology introduction show in Gifu factory.
|2014||OLIVER880SDC-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
MSDR-60 2 color line was released at new tech. introduction show in Gifu factory
Instaled MSDR-60 2 color line and 3 color line at smartphone window printers in Korea.
|2015||At IGAS 2015 Exhibition (Tokyo), we exhibited the OLIVER580SD five color offset press with LED-UV dryer and inline coater, and the cylinder type roll-to-roll screen printing machine MSDR-60. Under the theme of "the future of your printing", we proposed a demonstration of waterless LEDUV printing and utilize of screen printing for commercial printing.|
|2016||A2 size two color offset press OLIVER266SI semi-highpile model, direct drive cylinder screen press MS-110DDS were released at the 6th new technology introduction show (at Gifu factory). At DRUPA 2016 exhibition, the line with MSDR-60 + LED-UV dryer and cylinder type fully automatic screen perss MS-80AII (upgraded model), which is the best-selling machine, are exhibited together with the electronic low-temperature UV dryer made by Natgraph, UK.|
|2017||As the MSDR series, announced the compact size MSDR-30, which thoroughly pursues the operability and high precision unique to small machines, and the printing sheet automatic inspection device MS-102INS, to which a cylinder screen printer is applied.|
|2018||Released A2 size OLIVER266 RCS multi-purpose processing machine and MSDR-30 two color roll to roll printing line. At the IGAS 2018 exhibition, a demonstration of a series of printing, decoration, inspection and processing production processes under the theme of "Shape" and a printing press operation management system using IoT were exhibited.|
|2019||The hot foil line connecting luxury quality metal LQM-105 to the stop cylinder type fully automatic screen printing press MS-102AX capable of achieving high added value and high productivity is announced at a new technology presentation show in April. Released the conveyor type printed sheet automatic inspection system SI-102OL.|
|2020||We have announced DMS-80SD-EXT + CCD, multi-task automatic cylinder screen line combined with Ink Jet Printing as a concept of EXCITE(EXTRA COMBINATION OF INKJET TECHNOLOGY). It can be realized the process of full-color inkjet printing, white back up printing, and glue printing (powdering) in one line.
The foiling unit we released in 2019 have updated and announced as a highly functionalized unit LQM-105 EVOLUTION at the same time.
|2021||We have built a new system to support " trial production and contract production " that accompanies the development of new products by our customers. With the know-how and experience as a printing machine manufacturer, we will help our customers to identify the business needs and develop new markets for new products.|