Komori Expanding Press Making Facility
DÜSSELDORF, GERMANY—Komori Corp. is investing Yen 10 billion ($95 million) in the latest expansion phase of its flagship Tsukuba factory in Tsukuba City, Japan. Upon its scheduled completion in December 2009, Komori claims the Tsukuba plant will have effectively doubled in size to become the world’s largest press manufacturing facility.
Yoshiharu Komori, president and CEO of Komori, said the company’s continued strong growth in worldwide market share could enable it to achieve a market share of 30 percent within five years. The company is also investing Yen 1.5 billion ($14 million) in its new international Graphic Technology Center at Tsukuba, which will provide demonstration and training facilities across the full range of presses. Production of web offset and banknote presses, previously handled by the Sekiyado plant, will be moved to Tsukuba
In other company news during Drupa, general commercial printer Best Press of Dallas has ordered two Komori LS presses: a 10-color Lithrone S40 perfector (LS1040P) and a six-color Lithrone S40 equipped with UV (LS640UV).