Worldwide Growth Ignites Significant Expansion of Komori’s Flagship Tsukuba Factory in Japan
Steady international growth
Net sales have risen 9 percent in the last year from Yen 142 billion to Yen 155 billion. This increase is similar to year- on-year growth over the last five years, during which time sales turnover has grown by almost 65 percent. Komori has experienced impressive international expansion with exports contributing 73 percent of total turnover, compared to 66 percent the previous year. The America’s continues to be an important market, while European sales have increased from 24 to 33 percent of total. Other regions have also seen significant growth—rising from 18 percent of total sales in 2007 to 34 percent in 2008—with India, South Korea, ASEAN, and Oceana particularly strong.
Komori’s philosophy is to develop presses that deliver high standards of quality, enable flexible configurations allowing printers to produce added value products, and meet strict environmental standards. As a result, sales of all Komori presses have been strong with a particular increase in web shipments where the trend is towards 32-page formats. Companies often complement their 16-page web presses with 32-page Komori webs and the ability to choose from a wide range of cut-off options has proved very popular.
About Komori Corp.
Tokyo-based Komori Corporation, a premier manufacturer of sheetfed and web offset printing presses, provides world class technology especially suited for today’s highly competitive printing marketplace. Delivering the highest level in print quality coupled with impressively fast makeready and JDF connectivity through open systems architecture, Komori presses help printers achieve higher productivity levels essential for increased margins and business growth.