In offset printing press business, Komori has added a new eight-colour Lithrone G37P perfector to the line up of the Lithrone G37 series 37-inch offset printing presses. In the future, Komori will undertake further development of labour saving and inspection systems for commercial and package printing.
In digital printing system business, the first field testing of the Impremia NS40 40-inch nanographic printing system beta machine is scheduled to begin in spring 2019 in Japan, and a similar plan later for overseas is planned.
In security printing press business, the Komori Currency NV32 Combination Multiprocess Numbering and Varnishing Press for banknote printing was awarded the 2018 Excellence in Currency Technical Award by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) in May 2018.
“We are continuing to develop printing systems with new technologies for productivity improvement and counterfeiting prevention,” he said, adding, “In the future, particularly in digital printing system and PE (printed electronics) businesses, we will get on the growth path by making use of Komori’s core technologies. Further, we plan to have close relationships with customers and further strengthen our services by developing and evolving KP-Connect.”
Meanwhile, in 2018, Komori conducted displays and demonstrations that shifted thinking from ‘how to make’ to ‘what to create’ based on the theme ‘innovate to create’ in the largest booth of exhibitors at IGAS 2018, held at Tokyo Big Sight in July. In the booth, new concepts were presented, including support for IoT in printing companies with KP-Connect Pro, Connected Automation that raises production efficiency to the utmost limits, and new offset technologies like autopilot and parallel makeready. In addition, a wide range of solutions were proposed at various events internationally.
“Komori will engage in new technology development on the strength of the ‘monozukuri culture’ that we have built up to now. Based on our management philosophy of becoming a customer Kando company, we will make every effort to deliver Kando — customer satisfaction beyond expectations — throughout the world. Komori will make every effort to meet your expectations,” Mochida concluded.