Trace of Growth

Since our founding, Nissha has incorporated a variety of elements into our own printing technologies for the ongoing expansion of our core technologies. We have grown our business domains through product and target market diversification, as well as through our entry into global markets.

1929- Founding

Aspired of high-quality photographic printing

Founder Naoki Suzuki

Founder Naoki Suzuki

1929 Naoki Suzuki founded the company by opening a printing office at his home
<The origin of Nissha's differentiation strategy>
"We pursue high quality photographic printing no others can compete with, as anybody can be just a type-set printer." 

1929 Naoki Suzuki started printing business
1932 Established Suzuki Shobisha
1942 Established Nissha Printing, Ltd. through business merger

Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. front entrance to Shichijo Factory

Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. front entrance to Shichijo Factory

1946 Established Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.
After the War, the well-known Kyoto printing press Jigyokudo was absorbed into the company, giving rise to the Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. of today.

Koku-hou・ NEW JAPAN

Koku-hou・ NEW JAPAN

Through numerous art collections and historical records representing the times, established Nissha’s reputation for high-quality artistic printing
1949 “NEW JAPAN” (The Mainichi newspapers)
1962 “Koku-hou (National treasure)” (The Mainichi newspapers)
1959 Shozo Suzuki assumed post of President & Representative Director

1960’s- 1st Phase of Diversification

Beginning of our Industrial Materials and Devices businesses

Listed on the First section of the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges

Listed on the First section of the stock exchanges

Promoting new product development while evolving printing technology.
Expanding target markets by new products such as transfer foil and electronic components
1979 Listed on the First section of the Tokyo and Osaka stock exchanges
1992 Hiroshi Furukawa assumed post of President & Representative Director

A television cabinet made using a groundbreaking wood-grain finish

A television cabinet made using wood-grain finish films

Beginning of current Industrial Materials Business
1967 Entered home appliances market with the first wood-grain transfer foil in Japan
1974 Developed a vacuum metallized multi-color film
1983 Developed a simultaneous Molding and Decorative Transfer system (IMD)

Touch Panel for Zaurus (PDA)

Touch Panel for Zaurus (PDA)

Beginning of current Devices Business
1970 Opened new production factory for electronic components such as lead frame
1983 Developed transfer processing for key-top of keyboard of OA
1983 Started sales of “Angstromer” (Highly accurate thin film forming system)
1990 Developed “FineTouch” (Origin of current film touch sensors)

2000’s- Globalization

Our products and the Nissha brand penetrates the global market

Junya Suzuki Chairman of the Board, President and CEO

Junya Suzuki Chairman of the Board, President and CEO

Upgraded our business management as the business activity globally expanded
2007 Junya Suzuki assumed post of Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
2007 Surpassed 50% in Net Sales ratio of overseas

Film based Touch Sensor

Film based Touch Sensor

Number of dealing with global companies were expanded
Global market drives our business growth

2007 Through an acquisition of molding company in US, established global supply chain of molding between Japan, US, China and Southeastern Asia (Industrial Materials Business)
2012 Developed capacitive-type touch sensors by photolithography process (Devices Business)

Current 2nd Phase of Diversification

Growth by diversification of core technologies and diverse capabilities

Gas Sensor

Gas Sensor

Metallized Paper

Metallized Paper

Medical Devices

Medical Devices

Developing new business domains through M&As
2014 Acquired gas sensor manufacturer (Japan)
2015 Acquired top global metallized paper manufacturer (Belgium)
2016 Acquired medical device manufacturer (US) and newly entered the market, started Medical Technologies Business -our 4th Business segment
2016 Acquired the manufacturer of automobile interior plastic molded components and decorative films (Germany)
2017-18 Medical Technology Business acqired manufacturers of medical divices

New company logo

New company logo

Milestone 90 logo

Milestone 90 logo

From Nissha Printing to Nissha
The business domain evolves beyond the bounds of printing
2017 Changed company name to Nissha Co.,Ltd.
2019 Information and Communication business restructured, and concentrate its business foundation in the Kansai area to focus for making use of its highly accurate, high quality color reproduction capacities.
2019 Marked 90th year in Business. Called 2019 Milestone 90 to reflect this important waypoint between our past and our future as we aim for even higher levels of growth.
Nissha's high-quality manufacturing is currently gaining an excellent reputation from customers in the global market. This could be described as a positive result of implementing the differentiation strategy of the founder, who always aimed to "do what nobody else is doing".

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